R.J. O’Brien

JLN Managed Futures: CTA Launches Fall to Lowest Level Since 2006; R.J. O’Brien (UK) Limited Wins “Best FCM – Innovation” Award At CTA Intelligence European Services Awards 2015; Barclay CTA Index Down 0.78% in October; Global Equity Rally Challenges Trend Followers

Observations/CommentaryEmerging Manager Forum Miami, Conference Update CTA Expo Don't miss out on Emerging Manager Forum Miami 2015, December 10 at the Eden Roc Hotel! Registrations this year are still running ahead of registrations last year. We now have over 200...

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....

Special Report: House Agriculture Committee MF Global Hearing

This special report from the John Lothian Newsletter (subscribe here) includes the latest from the MF Global collapse, and the House Agriculture Committee meeting in which former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine made his first public appearance since leaving the firm several...

MF Global News (12/8/11 AM)

The latest news on the MF Global bankruptcy and fallout, published in the John Lothian Newsletter (subscribe here) the morning of December 8, 2011. In the wake of the MF Global bankruptcy, John Lothian Newsletter has created a special...

Jim Falvey – Derivatives Attorney

Jim Falvey has been an attorney in the exchange and FCM space for over 15 years. He has served as general counsel of Eurex US and IntercontinentalExchange, as assistant general counsel for CME Group and, most recently, as general counsel and corporate secretary of...

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...

George Rohrs – Uhlmann Price Securities

George Rohrs, Jr. got his start in the managed funds business with R.J. O'Brien & Associates in the early 1980s, where he helped the firm develop its commodity pool operator business along with managed futures. Today, he is the owner and president of Rohrs &...

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