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Hiromi Yamaji, the new head of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, told Nikkei he will push Japanese companies to adopt more robust governance rules in a major reorganization slated for next April.

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The Spread: Tiger Billionaire

The Spread: Tiger Billionaire

This week on The Spread, the unregulated crypto exchange Deribit announces a bitcoin volatility index, the CME says over 1 million micro e-mini equity options contracts traded, and more.

Let’s Go Get High On Hemp! 

Let’s Go Get High On Hemp! 

Will transforming hemp-based CBD into mildly psychoaffective Delta-8 THC save industrial hemp production? It’s complicated. 

The common wisdom is that a person does not get high smoking industrial hemp leaves, stems or flowers. We have been following news reports, including those from PanXchange’s monthly benchmark reports, about the growing interest in smokable hemp flower.

JLN Takes ‘A Deeper Dive into the NYSE Group Retail Liquidity Programs’ Research Report with Kevin Tyrrell

JLN Takes ‘A Deeper Dive into the NYSE Group Retail Liquidity Programs’ Research Report with Kevin Tyrrell

Kevin Tyrrell is the head of research for NYSE. He and his team of researchers and economists were intrigued by the market activity during an unprecedented surge in the price of GameStop shares during January 25-29, 2021, and they wanted to see how different OTC trading platforms responded to the order flow, including NYSE’s Retail Price Improvement (RLP) programs.

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FIA BOCA-V: Dr.  Hakeem Oluseyi Bookends Boca with Inspiring Personal Story

FIA BOCA-V: Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi Bookends Boca with Inspiring Personal Story

The FIA Boca-V conference saw a slight deviation in form with its final keynote speaker on the topic of sustainability. Instead of an extended Q&A or a roundtable discussion among many panelists seen in sessions from previous days, FIA CEO Walt Lukken gave the floor to renowned astrophysicist and former space science education lead at NASA, Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, to tell his life story.

FIA Boca-V: Acting Chairman Behnam Looks For Expedience and Patience in CFTC’s Climate Change Response

FIA Boca-V: Acting Chairman Behnam Looks For Expedience and Patience in CFTC’s Climate Change Response

In a one-on-one discussion with FIA President Walt Lukken on Thursday, Acting CFTC Rostin Behnam talked about the commission’s new Climate Risk Unit, saying the unit will let the commission pivot its attention away from the broader concerns about the effects of climate change on financial markets raised in last year’s report from the CFTC’s Market Risk Advisory Committee to a focus on derivatives’ role in smoothing the transition to zero carbon emissions by 2050. 

FIA Boca-V: In the Age of Surveillance Capitalism

FIA Boca-V: In the Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Rana Foroohar, global economic analyst and Financial Times columnist, gave a fascinating presentation to FIA Boca on Wednesday on surveillance capitalism that melded finance with global politics and foreign affairs as well as some history, current events and a little...

FIA Boca-V: Global Exchange Leaders – Fintech

FIA Boca-V: Global Exchange Leaders – Fintech

As part of a series of presentations at FIA Boca on Wednesday, exchange leaders weighed in on fintech. Kicking off the discussion, Terry Duffy, chairman and chief executive officer of CME Group, noted that the cost of technology at the exchanges is substantial and...

FIA Boca-V: Crypto Goes Mainstream at Boca, Day 2

FIA Boca-V: Crypto Goes Mainstream at Boca, Day 2

The second day of FIA Boca-V was reserved mainly for discussions focused on one of the most disruptive pieces of financial technology shaking up the markets today. I’m not talking about smartphone apps that let you make options bets based on nihilistic posts you read on Reddit – I’m talking about cryptocurrency.

FIA Boca-V: Eurex To List Futures Tied to German Bitcoin ETN

FIA Boca-V: Eurex To List Futures Tied to German Bitcoin ETN

Eurex CEO Michael Peters on Wednesday told this year’s FIA Boca-V attendees that Eurex will launch a futures contract on a bitcoin ETN, an instrument that trades on Deutsche Boerse’s Xetra platform. Peters nodded to the example of other Eurex derivatives based on ETNs, mentioning specifically its gold ETN futures, but offering no launch date or other details on the bitcoin product. 

FIA Boca-V: EU Commissioner McGuinness Takes Stern View Post-Brexit

FIA Boca-V: EU Commissioner McGuinness Takes Stern View Post-Brexit

If there still are any doubters as to the extent of Brexit’s impact on London’s financial markets, Mairead McGuinness, European commissioner for financial services, set them straight on Tuesday. In a keynote address to the FIA’s Boca conference, she called the U.K.’s then-popular 2016 decision to leave the E.U. “a major fragmenting event” with consequences. 

Retail Traders Wade Into Cannabis Shares

Retail Traders Wade Into Cannabis Shares

Nasdaq IR Intelligence analyst Saleem Daya sat down to talk with JLN about a recent jump in cannabis stock price volatility. He also explained what is behind the rise in mergers and acquisitions in the space.

Jack Sandner Remembrances

Jack Sandner Remembrances

Jack Sandner is remembered by industry friends, colleagues, and market and industry participants. Tony McCormick, CEO of Boston Regulation I don’t think that the remembrances truly capture who Jack was. A rough and tumble guy who always championed the individual...

The Spread: NO Mo’ FOMO

The Spread: NO Mo’ FOMO

This week on The Spread, the Senate Banking Committee scrutinizes retail trading apps, a proposal is filed with the SEC for an ETF that lets investors bet on FOMO, and more.   Transcript: Welcome to The Spread, I’m Matt Raebel. The Senate Banking Committee voted...

Ram Vittal – John Lothian News Zoom Interview

Ram Vittal – John Lothian News Zoom Interview

In 2020, Ram Vittal was hired by Marex to be the CEO of the London-based firm’s North American operations. John Lothian interviewed Vittal for John Lothian News about his role at Marex. Vittal discusses Marex's retail and institutional strategies and where they fit in...

BitVol, A “VIX-Like” Volatility Index for Bitcoin, Makes Its First Trade

BitVol, A “VIX-Like” Volatility Index for Bitcoin, Makes Its First Trade

The first-ever over-the-counter (OTC) trade of BitVol, the options-fuelled volatility index for bitcoin developed by T3 Index, the creators of the SPIKES index, was executed Wednesday by LedgerPrime, a quantitative digital asset investment firm owned by Ledger Holdings (the parent company of LedgerX). The counterparty for the trade was a cryptocurrency asset manager that was not named.

The Spread: To The Moon And Back

The Spread: To The Moon And Back

This week on The Spread, Michael Bolton wants you to break up with your brokerage, Rocket Companies become “GameStop 2: Electric Boogaloo,” and more.

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