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A Whirlwind Trip to SEFCON

This past Sunday, I flew to New York for Monday’s SEFCON IV, the fourth annual get-together of swap execution facility (SEF) participants and the regulators who oversee this market. It was a whirlwind trip, literally and figuratively. I fought through pounding storms...

SEFCON IV Snapshot

The Wholesale Markets Brokers’ Association Americas (WMBAA) is an industry advocacy group made up of five inter-dealer brokerage firms (IDBs): BGC Partners, GFI Group, ICAP, Tradition and Tullett Prebon. Since 2010, the WMBAA has hosted its annual SEFCON conference in...

Battle Royale Between SEFs and Exchanges

In this morning’s John Lothian Newsletter, John commented upon the defection of Laurent Paulhac from his role as head of OTC products at CME Group to ICAP, where he will be CEO of the inter-dealer broker’s swap execution facility, by saying “the SEF world just got...

2012 SEFCON III Highlights

During 2012 SEFCON III John Lothian News interviewed five key members of the WMBA. Click here to see all the interviews. The Wholesale Markets Brokers’ Association Americas (WMBAA) is an industry advocacy group made up of five inter-dealer brokerage firms (IDBs): BGC...

European Swaps Perspective from Alex McDonald of the WMBA

During 2012 SEFCON III John Lothian News interviewed five key members of the WMBA. Click here to see all the interviews. Alex McDonald, CEO of the Wholesale Markets Brokers’ Association (WMBA), has his eye on both European regulatory reforms such as MIFID, MIFIR and...

Top Ten Captions for Gary Gensler SEFCON II Picture

 By John J. Lothian Top Ten Captions for Gary Gensler SEFCON II Picture: Make my day Bang! Don’t make me us this. You want to see me make a rabbit on the screen? You there, Doug Ashburn, what is a MarketsReformWiki anyway. I thought this was the Women’s Masters of Business Administration conference. Can I […]

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