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Pat Kenny, “the most interesting man,” in interesting times

Pat Kenny, “the most interesting man,” in interesting times

John Lothian News caught up with Pat Kenny, “the most interesting man in the world” according to John Lothian, at the FIA Boca 2022 conference in Boca Raton in March. Kenny is SVP of client relations for CQG, and he talked about CQG One, the company’s newest charting and analytics platform geared toward professional traders, and the effects of the covid pandemic on CQG’s business and on the industry.

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Cboe Completes Acquisition of ErisX; CME Group to Launch options on Micro WTI Crude Oil futures; Cboe FX Markets’ Trading Volume Drops

Alex Perry Author John Lothian News ALEX PERRY’S OPTIONSTOPIA: “Alex Perry’s Optionstopia” takes a look at this week’s options news highlights: Cboe Completes Acquisition of ErisX; CME Group to Launch options on Micro WTI Crude Oil futures; Cboe FX Markets’ Trading Volume Drops

TERM OF THE WEEK: Euronext presents “Options Term of the Week”. Exposure on The Full Underlying Value

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Carl W. Gilmore

Carl W. Gilmore

Carl W. Gilmore, a listed derivatives industry executive who was most recently president of Integritas Financial Consulting, has passed away.  

LSEG to buy market data solutions provider MayStreet

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff The CFTC has assigned advisory committee sponsorships amid the commissions new commissioners. Commissioner Kristin N. Johnson will sponsor the Market Risk Advisory Committee; Commissioner Christy Goldsmith...

Buying Calls Is New Stock Hedge for Traders Eyeing a Big Bounce

Observations & Insight FIA's International Derivatives Expo is returning to The Brewery in London this coming 6-8 June. Standing still is not an option in today's evolving cleared derivatives environment. Without adapting to new products, processes, technologies...

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Copper.co’s Betty Sharples Weighs in on Digital Asset Protection & Navigating the Regulatory Landscape

Copper.co’s Betty Sharples Weighs in on Digital Asset Protection & Navigating the Regulatory Landscape

Copper.co’s Betty Sharples sat down with John Lothian News on the second day of FIA Boca 2022 to discuss industry growth, protecting digital assets, and her hope for regulatory solutions. 

Betty Sharples is the business development director for the digital asset custodian Copper.co, which launched in 2018. Since its inception, Copper has provided custody, trading, and digital asset services across 450 crypto assets and over 40 different exchanges. Sharples said that Copper’s products and services all serve a purpose: to bring prime brokerage to the crypto space.

Euronext CEO Stéphane Boujnah discusses markets during war time and platform consolidation in Europe

Euronext CEO Stéphane Boujnah discusses markets during war time and platform consolidation in Europe

2021 was a watershed year for Euronext with its acquisition of Borsa Italiana. “It was a transaction that changed the scale of Euronext,” said Stéphane Boujnah, CEO and chairman of Euronext’s managing board. Boujnah spoke with John Lothian News at the FIA Boca 2022 conference about the impact of the Ukraine War on European markets and what’s in the future for the platform that bills itself as the “One unique marketplace connecting seven European economies.”   

Cboe To Launch New Equity Index Products; FIA hits record volumes; SEC Kicks Off Scholars Program Applications

Cboe To Launch New Equity Index Products; FIA hits record volumes; SEC Kicks Off Scholars Program Applications

Alex Perry Author John Lothian News ALEX PERRY’S OPTIONSTOPIA: “Alex Perry’s Optionstopia” takes a look at this week’s options news highlights: Cboe Europe’s New Equity Index Products; FIA hits record volumes; SEC Kicks Off Scholars Program Applications

John Lothian Publisher John Lothian News JOHN’S TAKE: Cboe Empowers Scholarships Surprise Ceremony Gets a Closer Look

TERM OF THE WEEK: This week’s Term of the Week presented by Euronext Knowledge Centre is Intrinsic Value of Cash Settled Options.

ICE Mortgage Fixed Rate Lock Index Futures Seek to Solve A Problem As Old As Interest Rate Futures

ICE Mortgage Fixed Rate Lock Index Futures Seek to Solve A Problem As Old As Interest Rate Futures

ICE is trying to solve a problem as old as interest rate futures, but is bringing to bear new resources and businesses it has acquired and grown over the last several years. That problem is how to hedge mortgage rates. 
John Lothian News talked to David Farrell, chief operating officer of ICE Futures US, about ICE Mortgage Rate Lock Index futures, which are to launch on June 13, 2022, subject to regulatory approval.

Institutional Trading, Options Growth Among Q1 2022 Trends, say FIA Webinar Participants

Institutional Trading, Options Growth Among Q1 2022 Trends, say FIA Webinar Participants

The trend for the first quarter of 2022 is a revival of institutional trading – along with continued rapid growth in the options space, according to an FIA webinar Thursday morning hosted by Will Acworth, senior vice president of publications, data & research, FIA, with Morgan Stanley’s Reed Staub, executive director, head of US interest rate futures, and Erin Perzov, head of futures content. 

Cboe, MIAX & OCC Release Trading Volumes; Tesla CEO’s stake in Twitter Sparks Options Bets; Cboe Awards Scholarships #2

Cboe, MIAX & OCC Release Trading Volumes; Tesla CEO’s stake in Twitter Sparks Options Bets; Cboe Awards Scholarships #2

Alex Perry Author John Lothian News ALEX PERRY’S OPTIONSTOPIA: “Alex Perry’s Optionstopia” takes a look at this week’s options news highlights: FEX Global Suspends Argus Futures and Options Contracts; CME Group Makes Leadership Changes; ICE Expands ESG Efforts

TERM OF THE WEEK: Euronext presents “Options Term of the Week”. A right to Buy or an Obligation to Sell 

Catherine Clay on How Cboe Global Markets is a Different Company Now at Boca 2022

Catherine Clay on How Cboe Global Markets is a Different Company Now at Boca 2022

Cboe Global Markets is a very different company today than it was the last time people gathered together at FIA Boca, said Catherine Clay, the company’s executive vice president, global head of data and access solutions. Cboe has made a number of strategic fintech acquisitions in recent years, acquiring Hanweck Associates, a real-time risk analytics company, FT Options, a portfolio management platform, and TradeAlert, a distributor of market intelligence, in 2020, and acquiring the Canadian fintech company NEO and the digital asset spot market ErisX in 2021. 

Citadel Securities’ Troy Kane discusses the growth of retail trading, Citadel’s wade into Crypto, and its growth in Asian markets

Citadel Securities’ Troy Kane discusses the growth of retail trading, Citadel’s wade into Crypto, and its growth in Asian markets

Troy Kane got his start when he was 14 years old working on the trading floors of the Chicago Board of Trade for his mother’s company and clerking for locals. “My first job was to collect the trading cards every 15 minutes and tally up positions,” Kane said. “So if you were wrong, you were usually fired that day, so you better not be wrong. I did that every summer in high school and learned the business from the ground up.”

Euronext CEO Stéphane Boujnah discusses markets during war time and platform consolidation in Europe

Euronext CEO Stéphane Boujnah discusses markets during war time and platform consolidation in Europe

2021 was a watershed year for Euronext with its acquisition of Borsa Italiana. “It was a transaction that changed the scale of Euronext,” said Stéphane Boujnah, CEO and chairman of Euronext’s managing board. Boujnah spoke with John Lothian News at the FIA Boca 2022 conference about the impact of the Ukraine War on European markets and what’s in the future for the platform that bills itself as the “One unique marketplace connecting seven European economies.”   

Cboe To Launch New Equity Index Products; FIA hits record volumes; SEC Kicks Off Scholars Program Applications

Cboe To Launch New Equity Index Products; FIA hits record volumes; SEC Kicks Off Scholars Program Applications

Alex Perry Author John Lothian News ALEX PERRY’S OPTIONSTOPIA: “Alex Perry’s Optionstopia” takes a look at this week’s options news highlights: Cboe Europe’s New Equity Index Products; FIA hits record volumes; SEC Kicks Off Scholars Program Applications

John Lothian Publisher John Lothian News JOHN’S TAKE: Cboe Empowers Scholarships Surprise Ceremony Gets a Closer Look

TERM OF THE WEEK: This week’s Term of the Week presented by Euronext Knowledge Centre is Intrinsic Value of Cash Settled Options.

ICE Mortgage Fixed Rate Lock Index Futures Seek to Solve A Problem As Old As Interest Rate Futures

ICE Mortgage Fixed Rate Lock Index Futures Seek to Solve A Problem As Old As Interest Rate Futures

ICE is trying to solve a problem as old as interest rate futures, but is bringing to bear new resources and businesses it has acquired and grown over the last several years. That problem is how to hedge mortgage rates. 
John Lothian News talked to David Farrell, chief operating officer of ICE Futures US, about ICE Mortgage Rate Lock Index futures, which are to launch on June 13, 2022, subject to regulatory approval.

Institutional Trading, Options Growth Among Q1 2022 Trends, say FIA Webinar Participants

Institutional Trading, Options Growth Among Q1 2022 Trends, say FIA Webinar Participants

The trend for the first quarter of 2022 is a revival of institutional trading – along with continued rapid growth in the options space, according to an FIA webinar Thursday morning hosted by Will Acworth, senior vice president of publications, data & research, FIA, with Morgan Stanley’s Reed Staub, executive director, head of US interest rate futures, and Erin Perzov, head of futures content. 

Cboe, MIAX & OCC Release Trading Volumes; Tesla CEO’s stake in Twitter Sparks Options Bets; Cboe Awards Scholarships #2

Cboe, MIAX & OCC Release Trading Volumes; Tesla CEO’s stake in Twitter Sparks Options Bets; Cboe Awards Scholarships #2

Alex Perry Author John Lothian News ALEX PERRY’S OPTIONSTOPIA: “Alex Perry’s Optionstopia” takes a look at this week’s options news highlights: FEX Global Suspends Argus Futures and Options Contracts; CME Group Makes Leadership Changes; ICE Expands ESG Efforts

TERM OF THE WEEK: Euronext presents “Options Term of the Week”. A right to Buy or an Obligation to Sell 

Catherine Clay on How Cboe Global Markets is a Different Company Now at Boca 2022

Catherine Clay on How Cboe Global Markets is a Different Company Now at Boca 2022

Cboe Global Markets is a very different company today than it was the last time people gathered together at FIA Boca, said Catherine Clay, the company’s executive vice president, global head of data and access solutions. Cboe has made a number of strategic fintech acquisitions in recent years, acquiring Hanweck Associates, a real-time risk analytics company, FT Options, a portfolio management platform, and TradeAlert, a distributor of market intelligence, in 2020, and acquiring the Canadian fintech company NEO and the digital asset spot market ErisX in 2021. 

Citadel Securities’ Troy Kane discusses the growth of retail trading, Citadel’s wade into Crypto, and its growth in Asian markets

Citadel Securities’ Troy Kane discusses the growth of retail trading, Citadel’s wade into Crypto, and its growth in Asian markets

Troy Kane got his start when he was 14 years old working on the trading floors of the Chicago Board of Trade for his mother’s company and clerking for locals. “My first job was to collect the trading cards every 15 minutes and tally up positions,” Kane said. “So if you were wrong, you were usually fired that day, so you better not be wrong. I did that every summer in high school and learned the business from the ground up.”

CFTC History Made with Four Women Commissioners; CME Group Launches Micro-Sized Options; Meme Stocks Surge in Trading … Again

CFTC History Made with Four Women Commissioners; CME Group Launches Micro-Sized Options; Meme Stocks Surge in Trading … Again

Alex Perry Author John Lothian News ALEX PERRY’S OPTIONSTOPIA: “Alex Perry’s Optionstopia” takes a look at this week’s options news highlights: CFTC History Made with Four Women Commissioners; CME Group Launches Micro-Sized Options; Meme Stocks Surge in Trading

TERM OF THE WEEK: Euronext presents “Options Term of the Week”. The difference between market and exercise price. 

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