Spotlight Presentations (11/23)

FIF will feature the following spotlight presentations on upcoming Committee and Working Group calls:

  • FIF Front Office Committee (Monday November 30 at 11 am ET). Chris Bok of OTC Markets will discuss FINRA’s proposal to retire the OTCBB and enhance oversight of OTC equity markets.
  • FIF Spotlight on FPL Programs (Thursday December 3 at 1 pm ET). FIF will schedule a call for the Back Office Committee to focus on the recent SEC no-action letter relating to FPL programs (programs in which broker-dealers borrow fully paid and excess margin securities from their customers). Nihal Patel from the Cadwalader law firm will provide background on the rule proposal.

To participate in these spotlight presentations, you must be a participant of the relevant Committee or Working Group. To sign-up for a Committee or Working Group, please log on to your FIF account (fif.com), click Profile in the top right-hand corner and check-off any new Distribution List that you want to join. Please send a note to fifinfo@fif.com with any questions.

POSTED Nov 23,2020

Upcoming FIF Webinars

FIF will be hosting two webinars during December:

  • On Tuesday December 8th at 2 pm, Julian Rainero and Bill Barbera of the Schulte Roth law firm will host a webinar on the recent SEC Government Securities ATS rule proposal with James Dolan of Luminex as moderator.
  • On Monday December 14th at 4 pm, FIF will host an end-of-the-year CAT webinar sponsored by Refinitiv. We will be sending out additional details in the coming days.

POSTED Nov 23,2020

Spotlight Presentations (11/16)

During the past week, FIF featured the following spotlight presentation:

  • FIF Back Office Committee (November 10). Greg Lee of Paxos discussed Paxos’ clearing agency plan leveraging blockchain for back-office.

FIF will feature the following spotlight presentations on upcoming Committee and Working Group calls:

  • FIF Emerging Technologies Working Group (November 19 at 11 am ET). Evan Schnidman of Prattle will discuss AI efficiency in research.
  • FIF Front Office Committee (November 30 at 11am ET). Chris Bok of OTC Markets will discuss FINRA’s proposal to retire the OTCBB and enhance oversight of OTC equity markets.

The first half-hour of each call will be dedicated to the spotlight topic. The second half-hour will be focused on the regular Committee or Working Group agenda.

To participate in these spotlight presentations, you must be a participant of the relevant Committee or Working Group. To sign-up for a Committee or Working Group, please log on to your FIF account (fif.com), click Profile in the top right-hand corner and check-off any new Distribution List that you want to join. Please send a note to fifinfo@fif.com with any questions.

POSTED Nov 16,2020

FIF Webinar on Institutional/Retail Options Trading in 2020/2021

FIF held its fourth Webinar of the year on Tuesday, November 10th with a great panel discussion on institutional options trading strategies during Covid-19, the growth of retail options, and other global options trends. FIF would like to thank the moderator Tom Jordan (Jordan & Jordan) and the panelists: John Angelos (Cboe Global Markets), Sean Feeney (Nasdaq), Andy Nybo (Burton-Taylor) and Tony Saliba (Matrix Executions). If you were not able to join the Webinar, but would like to watch the recording of the event, please email us at fifinfo@fif.com and we would be happy to forward it along to any FIF Member. FIF would also like to thank Cboe Global Markets for sponsoring this event, continuing our annual partnership. 

POSTED Nov 16,2020

Final Reminder: FIF Webinar on Institutional/Retail Options Trading in 2020/2021

Please join us on tomorrow, November 10th @ 2pm ET for a webinar and panel discussion on  institutional options trading strategies during Covid-19, the growth of retail options, an outlook on options market structure and initiatives in  2021 and other global options trends. Please find the full panel for Tuesday's Webinar below:

    • John Angelos, Senior Director, Cboe Global Markets
    • Sean Feeney, Head of Product Development and Business Strategy, Nasdaq Options
    • Andy Nybo, Managing Director, Burton-Taylor
    • Anthony Saliba, CEO, Matrix Executions

FIF would like to thank Cboe Global Markets for sponsoring this event, continuing our annual partnership. Registration will close on today at 5:00 PM ET. Please register here. If you have any questions, please emails us at fifinfo@fif.com

POSTED Nov 09,2020

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