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GFI Group Inc. is an interdealer broker that specializes in over-the-counter derivatives products and related securities. On July 30, 2014,  CME Group announced it will be acquiring GFI in a deal valued at $580 million, in order to acquire GFI’s Trayport and FENICS businesses. Following the acquisition, CME will sell the inter-dealer business to a private consortium led by GFI Executive Chairman Michael Gooch for $165 million in cash. View page

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John Lothian News Features

As Grain Prices Cool Down, Options Volume Heats Up

Doug Ashburn » 7.24.14
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When the USDA released its quarterly grain stocks numbers on June 30, corn and soybean markets took a nasty tumble that lasted several days and sent prices to their lowest levels since 2010. When the USDA released its world supply and demand report two weeks later, grain markets eroded further as acreage and yield predictions, combined with current carryover stocks, are pointing to a possible storage glut next year – a phenomenon not seen in … Read more

“Gimme Some Money”: Money Market Gets Another Regulatory Look

Doug Ashburn » 7.22.14

Execution Equalizer: Christian Hauff Talks Trade Execution Quality and TCA

JLN Staff » 7.16.14

Better Mousetrap Tech? NinjaTrader looks to disrupt with new IB

Jim Kharouf » 7.15.14

Get Shorty: The Year Ferruzzi Spun A Soybean Tale

Doug Ashburn » 7.10.14

Revved Up: CME Europe’s Knottenbelt Says Currencies Just The Beginning

JLN Staff » 7.10.14

Upcoming Conferences

Bürgenstock 2014

When: Tue Sep 23, 2014 to Thu Sep 25, 2014 
Where: InterContinental Hotel Geneva, Switzerland
Event Description: Join us for SFOA/FIA/FIA Europe Bürgenstock: The Global Forum for Derivatives Markets which will take place on September 23-25 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Bürgenstock conference, now in its fourth decade, has a long history of attracting distinguished speakers and prominent names from the economic, academic and political worlds for high-level debate and discussion. Please check back for information about this year’s program.  Read More

STA 81st Annual Market Structure Conference

When: Wed Oct 1, 2014 to Sat Oct 4, 2014 
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Where: The Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel, Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, United States
Event Description: 81ST ANNUAL MARKET STRUCTURE CONFERENCE - SECURITY TRADERS ASSOCIATION Read More

FIA Expo 2014 - 30th Annual Futures & Options Expo

When: Tue Nov 4, 2014 to Thu Nov 6, 2014 
Where: Hilton Chicago, South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States
Event Description: Expo, held each fall in Chicago, is the largest futures industry event in the world. More than 5,000 people visit the exhibit hall that showcases the latest products and services. Seminars address brokerage issues, trading systems and strategies, and operations and technology.Expected Attendees: 5,000+/30+ countries / Exhibits: 150+  Read More

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MarketsWiki World of Opportunity Summer Intern Series: Chicago 2014 – Illinois Institute of Technology


When: July 29th, July 31st, August 5th, 7th & 8th; On August 8th, we will have a social event at a nearby location

Where: Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology

Event Description: John J. Lothian & Co. is hosting its second annual Chicago Summer Intern Education Series. Last year, we had a great turnout for summer interns and a great speaker lineup. This year’s series will be held at the Stuart School of Business at the Illinois Institute of Technology, featuring speakers from the industry who will present short 10 to 15 minute talks that will span the entire scope of our markets, from exchanges to trading firms, indexes, regulation and technology. Students will get personal stories as well as valuable information about trends in the markets and what it takes to succeed in this industry.

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