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Nasdaq OMX Group on Thursday agreed to pay $26.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit involving its “bungling” of Facebook’s initial public offering. The suit said Nasdaq broke the law in failing to disclose technology weaknesses in its IPO systems and failing to properly design and test them for the Facebook offering. This is the first time a court has sustained a class action suit against a stock exchange.

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John Lothian News Features

Pushing the Cross-Border Envelope

Doug Ashburn » 4.23.15
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At my pre-conference interview with ISDA CEO Scott O’Malia (Un Parti Québécois: ISDA 2015 Montreal, JLN, Wednesday, April 22), he noted that the big issue of the conference would be achieving cross-border harmony. The first panel included people on both sides of the issue, including Commissioners Michael Piwowar and Mark Wetjen of the SEC and CFTC respectively, plus the FSA’s Masamichi Kono, who has also served as the chair of IOSCO and also serves as … Read more

OCC Lingo: SIFMU Stands For Clearinghouse Changes

JLN Staff » 4.22.15

Un Parti Québécois: ISDA 2015 Montreal

Doug Ashburn » 4.22.15

Reconcilable Differences: Duco’s Christian Nentwich on what can be done to address reconciliation problems in the financial industry

JLN Staff » 4.20.15

Dodd-Frank in Action: Swap Dealer Risk Management Reviews

Doug Ashburn » 4.17.15

Tech Surge: Nasdaq’s Lars Ottersgard on New Developments in the Technology Space

JLN Staff » 4.16.15

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FIA Law&Compliance 2015

When: Wed Apr 29, 2015 to Fri May 1, 2015 

L&C 2015 - 37th Annual Law & Compliance Division Conference on the Regulation of Futures, Derivatives and OTC Products

When: Wed Apr 29, 2015 4am to Sat May 2, 2015 4am UTC
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NIBA NYC Event

When: Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:30pm to 5pm CDT
Where: New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019, United States
Event Description: Join fellow IBs, CTAs, CPOs, APs, regulatory officials and futures industry service providers including the exchanges, FCMs, legal, accounting, compliance, technology, marketing and more for an afternoon of learning, discussion, and networking.  Read More

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

When: Thu May 7, 2015
Where: NFA, 1 New York Plaza, New York, NY, 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: Lifecycle of a Derivative Trade: Uncovering the Middle- and Back-Office Functions

When: Thu May 14, 2015
Where: CME Conference Room, 20 South Wacker Drive- 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  Read More

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