Neal Wolkoff

Protection Fund: Slip it to SIPC

If there is one solution to restoring customer confidence in futures that has been talked about more than any other, it would be the creation of a customer or insurance fund. Securities customers have the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), so why can’t...

John Lothian Newsletter: Man Group Debt Downgraded by Moody’s After Assets Decline; CME to begin clearing silver forwards; SEC Pays $50,000 in First Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Reward; GFI may buy an exchange

Man Group Plc’s (EMG) credit rating was cut by Moody’s Investors Service.  CME Group has new plans to begin clearing silver contracts, adding that alongside its gold-clearing operation. The SEC rings the bell and hands out its first Dodd-Frank whistleblower payout....

Five Minutes with Neal Wolkoff (July 2011)

There was some excitement at the headquarters for ELX Futures L.P. over the weekend. The exchange - which was founded in 2007 and launched in 2009 and is backed by a consortium of founding partners comprising major global investment banks and market making firms -...

Five Minutes with Neal Wolkoff (October 2010)

Neal Wolkoff is the CEO of ELX Futures, L.P. He was named to the position on Oct. 6, 2008. Previously, he had been CEO of the American Stock Exchange prior to its acquisition by NYSE. At issue as of late for ELX Futures is that an exchange for futures (EFF)...

Guest Commentary from ELX’s Neal Wolkoff

Guest Commentary from ELX's Neal Wolkoff: John, ELX Futures, a new electronic futures exchange, launched barely more than a week ago, and yesterday matched well over three percent of US Treasury futures volume. While I appreciate the prominence of being the lead item...

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