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Robert G. Pickel


Robert Pickel is CEO of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA). On April 17, 2014, ISDA announced that Pickel will step down as CEO later in 2014, and will remain in the position until his successor is named. View page

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Your Weekend Reading List (4/18-20)

Doug Ashburn » 4.18.14

A selection of the the most interesting and/or thought-provoking stories of the week. Enjoy. Brown, Warren Say Commodities Expose Banks to Unmanageable Risk - Bloomberg Flash Point: Peter Nabicht Talks HFT, Innovation and Misinformation - John Lothian News ICE in Asia: Jeff Sprecher in his own words - Nasdaq CEO Says Michael Lewis Comments on HFT ‘Irresponsible’ - Bloomberg CME Sued on Claims High-Frequency Traders Bought Access - Bloomberg HFT in the Crosshairs - John Lothian NewsRead more

Flash Point: Peter Nabicht Talks HFT, Innovation and Misinformation

JLN Staff » 4.16.14

HFT in the Crosshairs

Doug Ashburn » 4.14.14

Exchange CEO Series – Expanding Metal: LME’s Garry Jones tells a Hong Kong growth story

JLN Staff » 4.8.14

Exchange CEO Series – New Neighbors: Alan Gandelman says ATS Brasil spells trouble for BM&F Bovespa

JLN Staff » 4.3.14

CNBC Debate Stills NYSE Trading Floor

John Lothian » 4.2.14

Upcoming Conferences

2014 Options Industry Conference

When: Tue Apr 29, 2014 7pm to Fri May 2, 2014 7:30pm UTC
Where: 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road, Lost Pines, TX, United States
Event Description: Austin, Texas – the Live Music Capital of the World and home of the 32nd annual Options Industry Conference. This year’s conference will be held April 30 – May 2, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa.The Options Industry Conference is the preeminent event for derivatives professionals, bringing together engaging panelists and speakers to cover the most important issues facing the industry.This year’s location is a first for the conference. In addition to participating in a thought-provoking program, conference attendees will be steeped in the music and nightlife of Austin. Located along the snaking Colorado River, Austin is truly an avant-garde city that places special emphasis on live music, regional cuisine and “Keeping It Weird.” The peaceful and perfectly manicured grounds of the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines serve as an oasis, providing an intriguing juxtaposition to the energy and electricity of downtown Austin.Join institutional and retail firms, trading professionals, buy-side institutions, technology providers and exchange leaders for this can’t-miss event. Read More

CTA Expo

When: Wed Apr 30, 2014
Where: NYSE, Wall Street, New York, NY, United States
Event Description: Registration is now open for the fifth CTAExpo New York, April 30, 2014 at the NYSE Building. CTAExpo New York is a one day conference, consisting of speakers and panels combined with concurrent schedules of presentations by individual traders and industry workshops.  Read More

36th Annual FIA Law & Compliance Division Conference on the Regulation of Futures, Derivatives and OTC Products

When: Wed May 7, 2014 to Fri May 9, 2014 
Where: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront - Baltimore, Maryland
Event Description: Compliance officers, attorneys, and regulators consider issues affecting the legal and regulatory framework of the derivatives industry. Read More

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Upcoming Education Events

CME - School of Futures: Introduction to Options on Futures Share on email Share on print Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin

When: Thu Apr 24, 2014 11am to 12pm CDT
Where: Online
Event Description: Join CME Group's Tom Boggs & David Reif as they introduce futures options. Using examples from CME Group's Equity Index markets, they will discuss fundamentals, terminology and pricing, also explaining important differences between futures options and security (equity) options markets.Event number: 714177937Event password: ibtrading Read More

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

When: Tue Apr 29, 2014
Where: NFA 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 Details & Registration at www.the

IFM: Making Sense of Cleared Swaps

When: Wed Apr 30, 2014
Where: NFA Conference Room - Chicago, IL, 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 registrationDetails & Registration at

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