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HKEX and LSE, A Capitalist’s Conundrum

HKEX and LSE, A Capitalist’s Conundrum

Today’s bid by Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing (HKEX) to buy the London Stock Exchange Group for $36.6 billion is a conundrum in what otherwise would be a continuation of global consolidation among exchanges. But it is muddied by the geopolitical backdrop that could make the London Stock Exchange off limits to certain suitors, especially those under the control of the Chinese government.

Leo Melamed Looks Back and Forward in Fireside Chat

Leo Melamed Looks Back and Forward in Fireside Chat

Leo Melamed, who fell in love with the trading pits back in the 1960s, says "You can't stop technology" and that anyone who tries to stop it or slow its pace will lose.  He was referring, in part, to the "speed bumps" currently being...

Why The Mayor Matters

Why The Mayor Matters

In 2016, London grabbed global attention by electing Sadiq Khan as mayor, the first British-Pakistani to take the reins of the most powerful financial hub in the world. Yesterday, Chicago broke barriers as well, electing Lori Lightfoot, an African-American, openly gay woman, to take the top job for another global financial hub.

How Do You Save the Capital Markets?

How Do You Save the Capital Markets?

Kennedy Looks to Lead Market Revamp Kevin Kennedy is my new hero. The senior vice president and head of equity options, on stage at the Options Industry Conference last week, spoke about taking the lead on a new initiative to change...

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