A Disruptive Environment: Sidley Austin’s Lisa Dunsky Offers Practical Compliance Tips for Firms and Traders

August 28, 2015
In May 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission finalized its interpretive guidance on disruptive trading practices, as mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act, which defined disruptive trading as any trading activity that: violates bids or offers; demonstrates intentional or reckless disregard for orderly executio...
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Vision Statement: Fidessa Looking At Realtime and Predictive Analytics and Cybersecurity

July 16, 2015
The financial technology space is always moving and aiming at moving targets. Justin Llewellyn-Jones COO and global head of derivatives for Fidessa, said firms now are facing broader and deeper technology challenges than ever, from real time order analytics to new cyber security needs. Speaking with John Lothian News at the FIA IDX conference in London, Llewellyn-Jones said Fidessa has been focused on expanding its execution algorithms, an initiative that was moving forward over a year...
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Innovation Incubation: TriOptima’s Mireille Dyrberg Looks at the Latest FinTech Trends

July 07, 2015
For the past several years, derivatives conferences have been all about regulation. But as Dodd-Frank, MiFID II and other global regulations move through the rulemaking phase to implementation and beyond, the focus has shifted from regulation to innovation. The 2015 FIA Europe International Derivatives Expo was all about fintech, and the top-to-bottom technology overhaul of the world’s financial markets. Mireille Dyrberg, chief operating officer of post-trade services giant TriOp...
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(CTA) Call To Action: Bryan Johnson Calls For Strategic, Practical Marketing For Managed Futures

July 01, 2015
Marketing is one of the toughest parts of running a managed futures firm. It takes time, money and is often outside the skill set of most CTAs. Bryan Johnson of Johnson & Co. has spent the past five years helping and teaching fund managers about its importance and how to do it. He said CTAs may in the perfect spot right now to offer managed futures and expand their businesses. “Marketing has become more critical than it been ever before,” said Johnson, who sat down with...
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New Energy: Nasdaq Prepping For Launch Of Nasdaq Futures

June 29, 2015
Nasdaq Futures was announced in March with a goal of shaking up the energy futures markets. Since then, Nasdaq’s team has been busy building infrastructure and signing up new members. The question is, will they challenge the likes of CME Group’s Nymex or the Intercontinental Exchange? Hans-Ole Jochumsen said that Nasdaq Futures, or NFX, has the model to compete with established markets. Its partnership with OCC will clear its natural gas, crude oil and power futures contrac...
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