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Richard Fuld Jr., the former CEO of Lehman Brothers, returned to the public eye seven years after the collapse of that company in the 2008 financial crisis with a speech given to the 2015 Marcum MicroCap Conference at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Manhattan. Speaking to a crowd of more than 1,500 people, he was unrepentant about Lehman’s role in the financial crisis, and put most of the blame on the government and central bank policy, as well as irresponsible borrowers.

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John Lothian News Features

FinTech Chicago Gets Democratic

JLN Staff » 5.29.15

Today’s financial technology dialog is often about a word you don’t usually associate with it – democracy – bringing software, data, reporting, testing and trading to the masses. And it’s not just one size for everyone – its customizable too. At the FinTech Exchange 2015 Chicago event, 13 firm executives spoke during its lightning round and one prevailing theme was the shift in technology from “tools you can use” to “tools that help you design … Read more

Bigger Picture: BATS Execs Willing To Collaborate To Expand Options Business

Sarah Rudolph » 5.28.15

Kilting for Quid; Kilting for Kids

Doug Ashburn » 5.26.15

Under New Management: Alan Campbell Looks To Expand Interest In Bloomberg Commodity Index

Jim Kharouf » 5.19.15

Swimming With the Sharks in Miami Beach: Shelly Brown of MIAX Talks Competition

Sarah Rudolph » 5.19.15

Long run: Jack Schwager talks traders, old and new

JLN Staff » 5.14.15

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IDX London

When: Tue Jun 9, 2015 to Wed Jun 10, 2015 
Where: The Brewery, 52 Chiswell St, London, United Kingdom

37th Annual FIA Law and Compliance Conference

When: Mon Jun 22, 2015 to Wed Jun 24, 2015 
Where: Washington, DC, USA
Event Description: Legal and compliance professionals, and senior-level CFTC officials will gather in Washington, DC to discuss the regulation of futures, derivatives and OTC products. This conference, hosted by the... Read More

FIA EXPO 2015

When: Tue Nov 3, 2015 to Thu Nov 5, 2015 
Where: Hilton Chicago, South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

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Upcoming Education Events

IFM: Making Sense of Cleared Swaps

When: Thu Jun 11, 2015
Where: NFA, One New York Plaza, Suite 4300, New York, NY
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

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

When: Fri Jun 19, 2015
Where: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, 575 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022, 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: Fundamentals of Futures & Options/Series 3 Exam Course

When: Tue Jul 21, 2015 to Wed Jul 22, 2015 
Where: NFA, 300 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1800, Chicago, Illinois 60606
Event Description: Understanding derivatives begins with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of futures and options market theory and practice. This two-day, live course includes lecture and discussions, plus 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 to test our skills and comprehension, and for professionals planning to take the NFA Series 3 exam.Course is offered by the Institute for Financial Markets (IFM), a non-partisan, nonprofit educational foundation.$625 Early-bird bird ends 4 weeks prior to course date | $675 Standard registration  Read More

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