Special Reports

Special Reports

Special Report: The Launch of Ameribor

Sponsored By Richard Sandor: The Man Who Wants To Transform A $9 Trillion Market On Mainstreet Jim Kharouf - John Lothian News The American Financial Exchange (AFX) is set to list its first Ameribor futures products - 3-month and 7-day Ameribor futures - on August 16,...

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John Lothian Profiles: Lee Stern

John Lothian Profiles: Lee Stern

Lee Stern has seen it all in his career - the highs of great markets and the lows of market scandal. After completing his military service in 1947, Stern enrolled in Roosevelt College and then found his way to the Chicago Board of...

London Summer Intern Education Series Postponed

Fall Date Eyed to Reschedule John Lothian News is postponing our planned London Summer Intern Education Series. The simple truth is we did not have enough interns sign up for the July 1 and 2 dates. We are looking to reschedule the series for later in fall, after...

A Bitcoin for Your Thoughts

Rarely has there been a topic in the offices of John Lothian News that has raised debate, argument and conversation the way that Bitcoin has. What was once thought of as an internet-generated joke is now a topic covered by every mainstream media outlet around the...

Special Report: CFTC’s TAC Meeting on Automated Trading

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will host a Technology Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday, at 10 a.m. EST, with a focus on swaps markets as well as automated trading. This John Lothian Special Report highlights the key elements of the CFTC’s...

Asia: Pieces Falling Into Place

Asia: Pieces Falling Into Place

Talking about Asia often leaves professionals from those regions a bit tongue-tied. When JLN decided to do a special report talking about Asia, many of those experts had the same question: “Which country? Asia is a big place.”...

Turkey: Setting the Bar High

Editor's Note: Turkey’s Question The challenge of country profiles is that they can take weeks to prepare and in the meantime, something big can happen. Such is the case in Turkey, an economic success story that has been overshadowed by the unrest in Istanbul and...

London: On A Pedestal

It’s nearly impossible to talk about England without talking about history at one point or another. And so it is with this report’s look at London as a financial center and what’s kept it at the top. When former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died in April, much of...

John Lothian Profiles: Neal Kottke

John Lothian Profiles: Neal Kottke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BESH_tfCDE Neal Kottke, chairman of Kottke Associates in Chicago, is one of those industry veterans who has done it all in his career, from the commercial side to clearing, to starting his own clearing firm to...

John Lothian Profiles: Tom Cashman

John Lothian Profiles: Tom Cashman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq5NaNt0z_g Tom Cashman, a member of an iconic Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) family, is a pit trader, exchange trading floor broker and 50-year member of the exchange. Tom Cashman's contributions to the CBOT...

NYSE Liffe U.S. Takes on Fed Funds & LIBOR

With interest rates hovering around zero, with no lift in sight, the overnight rates market has been looking for new instruments that better reflect the market. NYSE Liffe U.S. is trying to fill that demand with its new General Collateral Finance or GCF Repo Index...

Special Report: Chicago Financial Community Readies For NATO

On May 20-21 the NATO summit will take place in Chicago. Financial industry firms and exchanges have braced themselves for potential protests and traffic snarls, and even cyber attacks. While the vast majority of entities will conduct business as usual, off site work...

Special Report: CME Group’s Craig Donohue to Retire

With the Futures Industry Association's International Conference ready to begin in Boca Raton, Florida tomorrow, CME Group hit the wires with some big news today.  The Boca Raton bombshell came early this year as the CME announced Craig Donohue will retire at year's...

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