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May 27

Position limits

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Position limits are the predetermined position level (number of contracts allowable for holding) set by regulatory bodies — such as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or by an exchange. Position limits are intended to protect futures markets from excessive speculation that could cause unreasonable or unwarranted price fluctuations and are sometimes referred to as “speculative limits”. The Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) authorized the CFTC to impose limits on the size of speculative positions in futures …  [ View page]

May 26

Magnus Böcker

Magnus Böcker is a long-time executive in the financial industry. He is former chief executive officer of the Singapore Exchange (SGX), as well as a non-independent director on the SGX Board, where he served from 2009 to 2015.  He also served for three years as CEO of OMX prior to its merger with Nasdaq. In April 2016, Böcker was named chief strategy officer at Kouclo Group, a Chinese technology firm with platforms that include e-commerce, …  [ View page]

May 25

Mark Haraburda

Mark Haraburda was just promoted to chief executive officer of Barchart.com. He was appointed to that position on Tuesday, having previously served as Barchart’s managing director of business development and sales. View page

May 24

Daniel J. Roth

Daniel J. Roth is the president and CEO of the National Futures Association, the self-regulatory organization for the U.S. futures industry. The NFA announced today that he will retire in the coming year after 13 years in that role.  View page

May 23

Eris Exchange

CBOE Holdings and Eris Exchange, LLC announced Monday that CBOE Holdings has taken a minority equity investment in Eris Exchange Holdings. Eris is a U.S.-based futures exchange group offering swap futures as an alternative to over-the-counter swaps. The two entities are entering into the strategic partnership to develop products to address the impact of international regulatory reforms, they said.  CBOE will join Eris’ board of directors.     View page

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