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ICOs: Financial Innovation or Modern Day Scam?

In this new blog series from CoinRoutes, the potential for ICOs to enable public participation in the funding of new blockchain related technology ventures being important is discussed.

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The Wolf of Wall Street

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Boiler Room

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Arbitrage

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Too Big to Fail

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ON THE MOVE: Weeden, BTIG, Deutsche All Land Talent

– The week saw multiple moves at a bevy of the brokers - Weeden, BTIG and O'Neil - to name a few. Check out the moves ahead of the holiday weekend right here and now.

US Listed Options Grows By 45.9m Contracts in October

– According to the market consultancy Tabb Group, October saw monthly US options volume grow by 45.9 million contracts compared to September 2017, despite volatility remaining at record-low levels.

Loophole Lunacy

– In his latest blog shared with Traders Magazine, Fidessa's Steve Grob examines fundamental flaws in how the regulators have approached the whole task of improving on their previous masterwork, MiFID I.

Eurex Clearing’s Partnership Program Gains Broad Market Support

– Around 20 market participants from the US, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe already decided to participate in Eurex Clearing’s partnership program.

Theodor Weimer Appointed as New CEO of Deutsche Börse AG

– In January, 57-year-old Weimer will take over from CEO Carsten Kengeter who leaves the company at the end of 2017.

83% Asset Managers Predict Fundamental Change To Their Operating Models in the Next 24 Months

– In a survey conducted by Confluence, asset managers eye regulatory requirements and technology innovation as driving back-office transformation. Also, AMs find growing urgency to centralize data and automate processes.

BNP Paribas and GTS Announce Strategic Collaboration

– BNP Paribas will leverage GTS’ trading tech to further improve pricing to clients in the secondary market for U.S. Treasuries.

Goldman Leads In North American Flow Equity Derivatives; JPM Top Broker in Europe

– Against a backdrop of low volatility and MiFID II, Goldman Sachs leads the flow equity derivatives market in North America and J.P. Morgan holds the No. 1 spot in Europe, according to the latest data from market consultancy Greenwich Associates.

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