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John D'Antona Jr.
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Are We Headed for an Index Bubble?

In a blog shared with Traders Magazine, Jared Dillian, former ETF Head Trader for Lehman Brothers, wrote that while assets have been fleeing actively managed ETFs and funds and into passively managed ones, is concerned the Index sector could be heading towards a bubble.

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OCC And EQUILEND Clearing Services Partner on CCP Securities Lending

OCC and EquiLend Clearing Services have joined forces to bring greater access to central counterparty clearing for securities.

CEO CHAT: Apex Clearing’s Capuzzi Says T+2 is Good Start, But T+1 Better

In this exclusive conversation with Traders Magazine, the CEO of Apex Clearing says that the new shortening of a trade's settlement cycle is a good start. But it could be shorter, he argues.

SEC Clears T+2 Settlement Window, So What’s Next?

In this contributed article from Broadridge, the authors discuss how the sellside must now employ certain schema to get ready for the new shorter T+2 settlement cycle.

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Guide to Correspondent Clearing Firms

A guide to correspondent clearing firms as presented by Clearing Quarterly & Directory.

Demystifying Dodd-Frank

Commissioner Scott O'Malia of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is on a mission. He says the process of writing new over-the-counter derivative contract rules needs more transparency. Over the past year he has repeatedly called for more roundtables and public comment on how rules are written. Why is this important? Because these rules, among other things, will determine which OTC derivative contracts must go through a clearing process and which ones can continue to use the old bilateral, dealer-to-dealer model.

OCC Sees Record Clearing Levels

The Chicago-based Options Clearing Corp., the largest equities derivative clearing firm, saw record clearing volumes in the first month of 2014.

Brown Exits Omgeo, Arthus Steps In

Longtime Omgeo CEO and president Marianne Brown has stepped down from the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. subsidiary and will be replaced by Paula Sausville Arthus.

SunGard's Cloud STP for Alternative Investments

Hedge fund managers, private equity firms and fund administrators looking to manage incoming and outgoing alternative investment data now have a cloud-based choice from SunGard.

ICE Trade Vault: 4.5M

IntercontinentalExchange Group's Trade Vault Europe, its European trade repository, processed roughly 4.5 million trades across energy, agricultural commodities, metals, credit, interest rates and equity derivatives its first day.