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Pity Hedge Funds That Lost in Electricity Chaos — No, Really

Pity Hedge Funds That Lost in Electricity Chaos — No, Really

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.), who has been battling a degenerative disease that has severely weakened her voice, recently introduced a new, AI-generated version of her speaking voice to her constituents, The...

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Pity Hedge Funds That Lost in Electricity Chaos — No, Really

Pity Hedge Funds That Lost in Electricity Chaos — No, Really

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.), who has been battling a degenerative disease that has severely weakened her voice, recently introduced a new, AI-generated version of her speaking voice to her constituents, The...

Business needs to calm down about French election, says Euronext CEO

Business needs to calm down about French election, says Euronext CEO

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff All this week, John Lothian News has a guest editor while John is away in Amsterdam. Our guest editor is David Klotz, the president of MetroTrade, an introducing broker that plans to offer access to the CME...

Crisis memory, geopolitics and the risks of financial contagion

Crisis memory, geopolitics and the risks of financial contagion

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff When Jack A. Wing died in 2011, I realized the industry was losing some of the pioneers of the financial futures era. Wing founded the masters program in financial engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology,...

Hedge Fund Talent Schools Are Looking for the Perfect Trader

Hedge Fund Talent Schools Are Looking for the Perfect Trader

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff FIA's IDX concluded last night on a high note with the gala dinner in support of the Futures For Kids charity and the end of Rama Pillai's Kilt Challenge. The dinner gala raised a total of 150K British pounds, including...

William Donaldson, Investment Banker Who Led SEC, Dies at 93

William Donaldson, Investment Banker Who Led SEC, Dies at 93

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff The FIA today announced, rather early, that nominations for the FIA Hall of Fame Class of 2025 are open and you can submit them via this online form. This is a grand idea for the FIA to announce it during IDX...

Europe Poised to Delay Basel Bank Trading Rules by a Year

Europe Poised to Delay Basel Bank Trading Rules by a Year

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff CME Group is now accepting registrations for the 4th annual Derivatives Trading Challenge for the MENA region. In collaboration with the Dubai Mercantile Exchange, Gulf Capital Market Association, and Arab Federation of...

The unsustainable hype around ESG

The unsustainable hype around ESG

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Fifty years ago today, SEC Commissioner A.A. Sommer, Jr. issued a paper titled "The SEC in the Midst of Revolution." Here is a summary of his speech: The securities industry is undergoing a significant...

Robinhood Doubles Down on Crypto With Deal for Bitstamp

Robinhood Doubles Down on Crypto With Deal for Bitstamp

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Last night Leo Melamed, Mary Dillon, Rick Bayless, Guadalupe Arce and Don and Liz Thompson were honored by the Chicago History Museum's 30th Annual Making History Awards at a well-attended event at the Four...

New Texas Stock Exchange Takes Aim at New York’s Dominance

New Texas Stock Exchange Takes Aim at New York’s Dominance

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff One of the results of the pivot of Cboe in closing down Cboe Digital was losing several talented executives. One of them is John Palmer, who was president of Cboe Digital, and today he was announced as part of...

Short Sellers in Danger of Extinction After Crushing Stock Gains

Short Sellers in Danger of Extinction After Crushing Stock Gains

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff FIA Hall of Fame member Dr. Henry Jarecki is the subject of a story in The Wall Street Journal and another in the New York Post today after being named in a lawsuit accusing him of "participating in Jeffrey...

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