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The Spread – Week of 1/29 – 2/2

The Spread – Week of 1/29 – 2/2

We’re baaaack! The flu season stinks but this episode of The Spread doesn’t. The Spread is a brief recap of some of the notable activity in the options world.  The following are stories referenced in this week’s episode of The...

ISE Getting A New Parent

ISE Getting A New Parent

Amid all the talk about mega-deals in the exchange space, Nasdaq has grabbed the latest headlines with a deal to buy the International Securities Exchange, (ISE) for $1.1 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the second...

John Lothian Newsletter: Bernanke, Paulson and Geithner Join Yale Effort to Update Crisis-Response Playbook; ITG pays $20m fine to settle ‘secret trading desk’ claims; Federal Judge Rules SEC In-House Judges ‘Likely Unconstitutional

First Read US options market to slam trading reforms Futures & Options World The chief exec of US options giant the International Securities Exchange will tell the US government on Thursday its plan to change US trading rules will have a "very unfortunate outcome"...

Ivers Riley: A Man for All Markets

There are pioneers, innovators and leaders in every industry. Ivers Riley is one of the rare individuals to wear all three titles. Riley, who died February 17, 2015, at the age of 82, is one of those executives who was part of several transformational events in the...

KCG's Daniel Coleman Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

KCG CEO Daniel Coleman accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge we gave in the John Lothian Newsletter and the nomination from ISE CEO Gary Katz.  He in turn nominated Duncan Niederaur, Richard Handler of Jefferies and Bill Ford of General Atlantic. Here is Daniel...

ISE's Gary Katz Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Plunge

ISE CEO Gary Katz, who calls the ISE the original "ice" exchange, took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge today in front of a throng of ISE employees.  Three employees won a drawing to pour a bucket of ice cold water over his head. Katz called out KCG's Daniel Coleman,...

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