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Peter Wind Remembrances

Peter Wind Remembrances

From Bernie Dan: My good friend and colleague for 35 years, Peter C. Wind, suddenly passed away on Saturday October 24, 2020.  My thoughts and prayers are with Peter’s family, especially his beautiful wife Stephanie, during this difficult time. 

Other Voices: An Open Letter on Bitcoin Futures

Other Voices: An Open Letter on Bitcoin Futures

A lot of ink has been spilled over bitcoin and its variants. Lately, the conversation seems to be focused on whether trading bitcoin futures is a good idea. For what it's worth, my view is that it isn’t a good idea – it’s a great...

The Industry Discusses Cryptocurrencies and DLT, Part II

At the 33rd Annual FIA Futures and Options Expo in mid-October, John Lothian News spoke with a variety of industry participants about upcoming milestones and trends in financial markets. This sixth video in the series is the second to cover the booming cryptocurrency...

Brexit: The View from the Windy City

On June 23 of  this year, the United Kingdom will hold a referendum to decide whether to exit the European Union. The vote has all of the hallmarks of a decisive, or potentially divisive, event. As students of history may know, on June 23, 1532 (which incidentally was...

John Lothian Newsletter: LSE’s Derivatives Market to Launch Despite Talks With Rival; Exchange consolidation puts clearing house risk in the spotlight; U.S. watchdog to probe Fed’s lax oversight of Wall Street

First Read 2016 and Counting... Carl Gilmore, President, Integritas Financial Consulting Good morning John Lothian Newsletter readers! It is good to be back as the guest editor for the week, and I want to thank my friends at JLN for the opportunity. For those of you...

It Ain’t Broke, but We Fixed it Anyway: A Letter to the Editor

Dear Sirs,Last week in this column, Jim Kharouf, one of my friends in the industry, referred to the “broken” FCM model. Having had a front row seat to the travails of operating an FCM over the past 10 years, I take exception to the word “broken.” While the FCM model...

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