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The Spread – Numbers on the Board

Spencer Doar

Spencer Doar

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More options litigation, some poor “Game of Thrones” guesswork, Mexican oil hedging, and more topics await viewers in this episode of “The Spread.”

The following are stories referenced in this week’s episode:
Business Wire -> Kirby McInerney Investigates So-Called “Collateral Yield Enhancement” or “CYES” Options Trading Strategy Which Caused Significant Losses to High Net Worth Clients of Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and Other Firms
MarketVoice (from April 2019) -> Victory Capital reverses move into options trading, cancels Harvest acquisition
Henry Schwartz on LinkedIn -> First block size transaction in SPIKES Volatility Index
CME Notice of Summary Action -> Disciplinary Notice 14-9725-BC
Reuters -> Challenges slow Mexico’s billion-dollar oil hedge this year -sources
OCC -> OCC Announces Four New Senior Leaders

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In July, FIA Tech announced the expansion of its Atlantis service to help options brokers settle give-up trades faster and get paid sooner, while freeing up human resources thrown at this complex problem. One hundred million contracts a month are processed via Atlantis, which is expanding into options in a two-part process.

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