The American Financial Exchange, an electronic exchange for direct lending and borrowing for American financial institutions, announced daily, weekly and monthly record transaction volumes. The exchange had a record day of $1.089 billion on Monday, July 30; $4.983 billion for the week of July 30; and $16.439 billion for the month of July.
Cboe Global Markets Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE), one of the world's largest exchange-holding companies, today announced its Board of Directors has declared an increased quarterly cash dividend of $0.31 per share of common stock for the third quarter of 2018, representing a 15% increase compared with the prior quarter's dividend of $0.27 per share, and increased its share repurchase authorization by $100 million.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Thursday announced multiple whistleblower awards totaling more than $45 million. The awards demonstrate the growing success of the CFTC’s Whistleblower Program, in particular the increasing volume and complexity of incoming whistleblower submissions. Just last month, the CFTC announced an award of approximately $30 million to one whistleblower (see CFTC press release 7753-18, July 12, 2018) and the first award was made by the program to a whistleblower living in a foreign country (see CFTC press release 7755-18, July 16, 2018).
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today issued an Order filing and simultaneously settling charges against R.J. O’Brien & Associates LLC (RJO) of Chicago, for failure to diligently supervise its employees’ handling of customer accounts and for violating the terms of a prior Commission Order. At all relevant times, RJO was registered with the Commission as a Futures Commission Merchant.
AlphaBot, a company that combines portfolio construction and execution, professional networking, cloud computing and data management all in one place, today announced it has added performance data and analysis tools enabling investors for the first time to compare, portfolio build, and compile reports on more than 1,600 cryptocurrencies and tokens.
Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE), a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and provider of data and listings services, announced plans to launch a physically delivered Permian West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures contract, deliverable in Houston, Texas. The Houston delivery point has become the pricing center for U.S. crude oil production and exports, and the new flat price futures contract is designed to serve hedging and trading opportunities in this growing market.
Alt 5 Sigma Inc. is pleased to announce Wynston Hill Capital as its first FINRA-registered Broker-Dealer to launch the A5S cryptocurrency platform, a first-of-its-kind proprietary platform developed to connect financial institutions to the cryptocurrency global markets.
R.J. O’Brien & Associates (RJO), the oldest and largest independent futures brokerage and clearing firm in the United States, today announced that its London-based affiliate, R.J. O’Brien Limited (RJO Limited), is now approved as a general clearing member of EquityClear, the UK-based equities clearing service of LCH Limited, a leading global clearinghouse.
OptionMetrics, an options database and analytics provider for institutional and retail investors and academic researchers, has restructured its management leadership as it continues to expand into new markets. David J. Hait, Ph.D., founder of OptionMetrics, formerly President of the company, is now Chief Executive Officer.