The Weekend Newsletter: June 22-26, 2020

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CHRIS HEHMEYER: AN ENDORSEMENT OF THE CRYPTO WORLD LIKE NONE IT’S EVER SEEN

The crypto world received a large and powerful endorsement yesterday from a pillar of the futures world. Chris Hehmeyer, in a blog post where he announced the reasoning for rebranding his firm from Hehmeyer Trading + Investments to just Hehmeyer, gave the crypto world…

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COMMODITY FOCUS CLOSES IDX-V

The last session of this year’s IDX-V was titled “Commodities in Focus,” the only panel of the third day, which itself was titled “Commodities and the unexpected consequences of COVID-19.” Joanna Williams, Of Counsel at the U.K. law firm Simmons and Simmons,…

RUSSELL INDEXES READY FOR BIG RECONSTITUTION DAY

FTSE Russell’s Sean Smith Explains the Russell Reconstitution

FIA IDX-V: GLOBAL ECONOMY FAR FROM EQUILIBRIUM, CME ECONOMIST SAYS

The overall economic narrative of the recent pandemic is one of sharp job losses and a “cascading network collapse,” said Blu Putnam, CME Group managing director and chief economist. “We are far from equilibrium,” he added, referencing a chart that showed a freefall…

LESSONS LEARNED IN REAL TIMEN

At the end of the IDX-V session on the lessons learned Wednesday, just after Chris Smith from LME mentioned the importance of infrastructure for working from home, my internet failed. FIA’s Don Byron, who moderated the panel, had mentioned how when the movie Frozen II…

BRENT CRUDE: GLOBAL BENCHMARK

The closing session of IDX-V Day 2 offered ICE pumping its own oil in the form of an infomercial (“sponsored session”) about ICE Brent crude futures. The two-person session had Chris Edmonds, ICE Global Head of Clearing and Risk, as master of ceremonies, and ICE Head…

CHRIS HEHMEYER: AN ENDORSEMENT OF THE CRYPTO WORLD LIKE NONE IT’S EVER SEEN

The crypto world received a large and powerful endorsement yesterday from a pillar of the futures world. Chris Hehmeyer, in a blog post where he announced the reasoning for rebranding his firm from Hehmeyer Trading + Investments to just Hehmeyer, gave the crypto world…

FIA IDX-V: ‘NO VICTORY LAPS,’ BUT SYSTEMS CLEAR AMID PANDEMIC-INFUSED VOLATILITY

The global pandemic provided European markets with their first major test since the implementation of financial reforms that followed the 2008-2009 financial crisis, a challenge they met despite “stress on all of the markets, all of the time,” said Daniel Maguire, CEO…

INDUSTRY LEADERS DESCRIBE COVID-19’S IMPACT ON THE MARKETS

Day one of IDX-V concluded with a discussion about much the same topic as the panel that preceded it – that is, how the coronavirus impacted the markets, and how things will be different from now on. This time, it was a panel consisting mostly of managing directors…

EXCHANGE LEADERS AT IDX-V TOUT TECHNOLOGY, FLEXIBILITY IN WEATHERING THE COVID CRISIS

At the Exchange Leaders panel at IDX-V on Tuesday, Walt Lukken (who moderated) and the panelists patted themselves and the industry on the back – but deservedly so – for maintaining liquid, transparent markets while the world burned, so to speak. With a twofold crisis…

FIA IDX-V: ESMA’S VERENA ROSS ON REGULATION AND PRIORITIES DURING COVID-19

Verena Ross, executive director of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), said Tuesday that despite “unprecedented market reaction to the virus and government closings,” overall EU trading structures worked well during the COVID-19 crisis. 

REMEMBERING MARK THORNBERRY

Mark Thornberry passed away at the age of 59 from liver cancer. Mark was a longtime industry derivatives technology sales professional and ultra-runner who responded to his diagnosis of liver cancer by continuing to do what he loved – running – and used the experience…

FIA’S WALT LUKKEN KICKS OFF RESILIENT “IDX THAT WAS”

Opening the first virtual IDX conference, FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken Tuesday talked about the feelings of uncertainty overwhelming many people these days amid the COVID-19 health crisis, political risk and growing populism.

GLENN HAVLICEK: INJECTING TRANSPARENCY INTO THE WORLD’S BIGGEST LITTLE MARKET

GLMX Technologies’ CEO talks about trading the $15 trillion repo market, one of the largest short-term credit markets in the world, and why the upcoming changeover from LIBOR to SOFR is such an important issue.   

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