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The CBOE announced today that it has entered into a licensing agreement with the London Stock Exchange Group to list cash-settled options based on more than two dozen FTSE and Russell indices. CBOE and LSEG will also collaborate on new index options products and investor education around the world.

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John Lothian News Features

Building Bricks: TBricks Could Be New Cornerstone For Orc

JLN Staff » 2.24.15

Jonas Hansbo and his team left Orc in 2006 to focus on his own brand of trading and financial technology with a startup called TBricks. But Hansbo and his colleagues were brought back to the mothership in January when when Orc purchased TBricks. Now, Hansbo, who serves as chief strategy officer for Orc, said the two firms will bring their respective strengths together. “Orc has been evolving since we left it, and very much focused … Read more

New Rules: NFA’s Dan Roth on Confirmations, Residual Interest and the Corzine Rule

JLN Staff » 2.23.15

Internal Affairs: NFA CEO Dan Roth Highlights Changes in the Wake of MF Global and Peregrine Bankruptcies

JLN Staff » 2.19.15

Ivers Riley: A Man for All Markets

Jim Kharouf » 2.18.15

Open Spaces: Coquest Looks to Expand in Managed Futures

Jim Kharouf » 2.17.15

Mary Ryan, TD Ameritrade – TD Ameritrade U: Who, What, When, Where, Why & How

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CBOE 2015 Risk Management Conference

When: Wed Mar 4, 2015 to Fri Mar 6, 2015 
Where: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, 7100 Aviara Resort Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92011, United States
Event Description: The annual CBOE Risk Management Conference (RMC) is the premiere financial industry conference designed for institutional users of equity derivatives and volatility products. Now in its 31st year in the U.S., the conference is also held annually in Europe and beginning in 2015, Asia. CBOE RMC is an educational forum dedicated to exploring the latest products, trading strategies and tactics used to manage risk exposure, enhance yields and lower portfolio volatility. CBOE RMC brings together top traders, strategists and researchers, enabling participants to learn the state-of-the-art in risk management from true experts in the field. Read More

FIA International Conference in Boca Raton

When: Tue Mar 10, 2015 to Fri Mar 13, 2015 
Where: Boca Raton Resort & Club, East Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL, United States
Event Description: Every year in March, 1,000 senior-level executives from top brokerage firms, asset management firms, international exchanges and regulatory bodies convene in Boca Raton, Florida for the leading strategic conference on the global exchange-traded industry landscape. Read More

New Risk in Energy II

When: Tue Apr 7, 2015 11pm to Wed Apr 8, 2015 1am UTC
Where: The Houston Club, 77002, 910 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX 77002, United States
Event Description: Energy Metro Desk will be hosting its Second Annual Conference on April 6-7, 2015 at the Houston Club in Houston, TX. This event will feature a tight series of panel discussions and individual presentations focused on deepening participants’ understanding of our fast-paced competitive energy sector. Presenters will discuss relevant market and policy trends, potential black swans and new thinking in trading and risk management strategies, technology, and the policy that drives all of it. Attendees will be limited to the first 125 registered.  Read More

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IFM: Fundamentals of Futures & Options/Series 3 Exam Course

When: Tue Mar 10, 2015 to Wed Mar 11, 2015 
Where: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, 575 Madison Avenue #14, New York, NY 10022, United States
Event Description: Offered by the Institute for Financial Markets (IFM), a non-partisan, nonprofit educational foundation, this two-day program provides a foundation in the fundamentals of futures and options market theory and practice. The course covers from the market knowledge topics such as trading theory and functions; margins, offset, settlement, delivery; option premiums, exercise, assignment and settlement: orders; hedging; spreading; strategies and calculations, and more. The course includes two must-read books - Futures and Options and the Guide to U.S. Futures Regulation - and PassMaster, a Web-based tutorial with unlimited practice tests for attendees who plan to take the Series 3 exam. $625 Early-bird bird ends 4 weeks prior to course date | $675 Standard registration  Read More

IFM: Lifecycle of a Derivative Trade: Uncovering the Middle- and Back-Office Functions

When: Thu Mar 12, 2015
Where: CME Conference Roon - Chicago, IL, United States
Event Description: Offered by the Institute for Financial Markets (IFM), a non-partisan, nonprofit educational foundation, this one-day course takes you "behind the scenes" to explore how brokers and investors on the buy-side and sell-side of the industry perform these functions for both listed and OTC derivatives. Participants will explore the functional building blocks of middle and back office operations that support trade lifecycle activity, from the inception of an order or request for quote (RFQ) through clearance and settlement of payments. The infrastructure or "plumbing" that links together these functions, and the points of failure representing operational risk will be highlighted throughout the program. Particular attention is paid to the lifecycle of both a cleared and uncleared swap. $595 Early-bird bird ends 4 weeks prior to course date | $650 Standard registration  Read More

IFM: Making Sense of Cleared Swaps

When: Thu Mar 12, 2015
Where: NFA, One New York Plaza, Suite 4300, New York, NY 10004, United States
Event Description: Offered by the Institute for Financial Markets (IFM), a non-partisan, nonprofit educational foundation, this one-day course is designed to introduce swaps and the key features and characteristics of these contracts. The educational program explores the world of swaps by taking a closer look at two of the most popular swaps— interest rate swaps (IRS) and credit default swaps (CDS) — and how financial institutions and corporates use swaps in their portfolio management strategies. In addition, the program looks at how swaps differ from listed derivatives and the changing landscape with a migration to the CCP model.This course is recognized by GARP and valid for 6.5 credits. $495 Early-bird | $550 Standard registration Read More

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