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Not the Ronin Death Watch

Not the Ronin Death Watch

The CME announced on March 20 that it had auctioned the portfolios of Ronin Capital, a direct clearing member, because its capital was insufficient “going forward.”  Friday’s Issues and Stops report from the CME, whose Chicago Board of Trade division lists Treasury...

ABN Amro takes $200m hit from failure of a single client

ABN Amro takes $200m hit from failure of a single client

First Read Hits & Takes By John Lothian and JLN Staff The challenge of the coronavirus outbreak has been compared to a war. Yesterday, there was a story that compared our current situation to World War II. It is a good comparison, because there are going to be...

The Spread – A Bumpy Ride

The Spread – A Bumpy Ride

Some fines and a speed delay make for a bumpy ride in this episode of The Spread. The following are stories referenced: -JLN Options for February 4 -> Covered the first series of Cboe fines -Cboe Disciplinary Notice ->  ABN AMRO Clearing...

ABN AMRO Loves Fidessa

ABN AMRO Loves Fidessa

The romance between ABN AMRO Clearing (ACC) and Fidessa is a strategic and growth-oriented one and the relationship is driven by James Fairweather. James Fairweather is the global head of execution services at ACC. He is driving this...

A Reflection on a Life, Its Influences and the Trading Floor

I learned recently a life-long friend was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  My friend and former Wisconsin neighbor is older than me.  In fact, at one time he was my  babysitter.  As I learned yesterday the CME would shut down most of its futures trading pits, his...

John Ruth, CEO – ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago – Career Builder

"If you want to get noticed in your organization, be someone who can solve problems." It's your first day at a new company. You have yet to learn the ropes and you need to get yourself acquainted with the basics. You're not ready to make an immediate impact on your...

Who Wants In?

On October 30th, the day before MF Global declared bankruptcy, I (John Lothian) wrote an email to some industry leaders expressing my strongly-held belief that there would be no deal to buy MF Global. The biggest reason was that there "has not been any player in...

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Regional Resiliency: COVID endangers Chicago’s global status

Regional Resiliency: COVID endangers Chicago’s global status

First Read $9,141/$300,000 (3%) Diane Saucier ++++ Peter Wind, Longtime Industry Colleague and Mentor, Passes Away By John J. Lothian It is with a heavy heart I report that former Cargill Investor Services (CIS) executive Peter Wind has passed away at the age of 70....

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