The Weekend Update: August 12 – 16, 2019

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John Lothian News Special Report: The Launch of Ameribor

The American Financial Exchange (AFX) is set to list its first Ameribor futures products – 3-month and 7-day Ameribor futures – on August 16, 2019, the 42nd anniversary of the launch of Treasury bond futures. John Lothian News contributing editor Jim Kharouf sat down with Richard Sandor, chairman and CEO of AFX, to talk about new contracts, how the interest rate benchmark space is evolving and why now is the time for a new interest rate contract.

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The Spread – LIBOR Edition

This Thursday, Cboe Futures Exchange will be launching AMERIBOR (American Interbank Offered Rate) futures. AMERIBOR is the brainchild of Richard Sandor, chairman and CEO of the American Financial Exchange, and is an alternative to LIBOR (London Inter-bank Offered Rate).  

From Opera to Blockchain: An Inside Look Into Diverse Crypto Careers

In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Lexy Prodromos, business development manager at Bloq, talks about following your interests wherever they take you. 

Richard Sandor: The Man Who Wants To Transform A $9 Trillion Market On Main Street

The American Financial Exchange (AFX) is set to list its first Ameribor futures products – 3-month and 7-day Ameribor futures – on August 16, 2019, the 42nd anniversary of the launch of Treasury bond futures. John Lothian News contributing editor Jim Kharouf sat down with Richard Sandor, chairman and CEO of AFX, to talk about new contracts, how the interest rate benchmark space is evolving and why now is the time for a new interest rate contract. 

A Plethora of New Reference Rates

Ameribor is not the only new short-term interest rate vying for market attention. As part of the post-financial crisis reforms, global regulators are overseeing the abandonment of LIBOR, the London Interbank Offer Rate, in favor of new short-term interest rate indicators that they hope will supplant LIBOR rates, especially as the bases for OTC swap contracts. 

John Lothian News Special Report: The Launch of Ameribor

On Friday, August 16, The American Financial Exchange (AFX), headed by Dr. Richard Sandor, will launch the first futures on the Ameribor, an index designed to be a replacement for Libor, which had become badly tarnished by a manipulation scandal. The new futures contracts belong to AFX but will be traded on the Cboe Futures Exchange.

From Treasuries to Ameribor Futures: Doc Sandor talks about financial innovation

What’s the tipping point that makes a new financial innovation successful? Dr. Richard Sandor presents a talk at the Cboe comparing the launch of Treasury Futures 42 years ago to AFX and Cboe’s launch of Ameribor Futures on August 16.

Don’t Short Yourself

In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Small Exchange CEO Donnie Roberts provides tips on how to avoid becoming the old timer at the end of the bar who laments what could, or should, have been. 

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