Swap Execution Facility

Open for Business: Tech Drives the Transition to SEFs

The Swap Execution Facility was given life by the Dodd-Frank Act. After three years of meetings, rule proposals comments, and more meetings, the final SEF rules were published by the CFTC in mid-2013 and trading has commenced on 18 registered SEFs. John Lothian News...

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...

JLN Financials: Deutsche Boerse buys minority stake in London's GMEX; China PBOC Unveils Prime Interest Rate for Commercial Bank Loans; Fed Proposes a Rule to Help Big Banks Stay Liquid in Times of Crisis

Quote of the Day Regulatory change has created huge opportunities for exchanges which can innovate with products.Hirander Misra, head of Global Markets Exchange in Reuters’ story: “Deutsche Boerse buys minority stake in London's GMEX.” Lead Stories Deutsche Boerse...

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...

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Regional Resiliency: COVID endangers Chicago’s global status

Regional Resiliency: COVID endangers Chicago’s global status

First Read $9,141/$300,000 (3%) Diane Saucier ++++ Peter Wind, Longtime Industry Colleague and Mentor, Passes Away By John J. Lothian It is with a heavy heart I report that former Cargill Investor Services (CIS) executive Peter Wind has passed away at the age of 70....

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