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John Needham
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Attended Saint John's University, Collegeville, MN
Lives in Chicago
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Ryan Boysen over at FTF News reports on yesterday's news that CFTC has fined ICE-US over mis-reporting, and he gets input from some of the great minds in FinTech.
Cryptocurrencies Gain Ground Amid Real Money. March 17, 2015. The world of cryptocurrencies is an alternate yet visible reality that is gaining ground slowly but surely amid the established Matrix of supposedly real money. To recap, the main digital/cryptocurrency is the non-political online ...
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Here is the December 2014 year-end CFTC FCM Financial Data Report, sorted by Customer Seg Funds Required.
2014 end with three fewer FCMs that it started with, and with around $7B less in Customer Seg.
Also odd: Newedge was deleted, SG Americas Securities was added (name change) but SG Americas reported zero for Customer Seg Required in December. That accounts for one of the lost FCMs, and maybe most of the lower Customer Seg too. But it begs the question: why did SG report zero as Customer Seg?
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The best breakfast spot in #SpringTX is Sunny Side of the Street on FM2920. This is a new dish there: breakfast chili skillet with poached eggs. Both my son's had smoked-sausage biscuits & gravy. Outstanding. 
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The December, 2014 Band Concert post is up over at the family blog. Pictures and videos from the kids' concerts this past week. Cody on percussion, Bailey on trumpet, the middle-school band, the middle-school honors band, and the east Texas Regional Band. 
So this was the week of concerts. Cody, pictured below, is a percussionist in his mid...
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Closed out a beautiful, sunny, warm Spring, TX day grilling burgers by flashlight.

Served with Lillie's Q bourbon-barrel-aged smoky sauce and a Shiners White Belgian Ale. 
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Over at Financial Technologies Forum, I was quoted in Ryan Boysen's piece on the new SunGard FCM outsourcing utility. (Sneak preview: I think it is a great idea.)
Our Special Report on the Key Ops Issues for 2015. March 10, 2015. Making predictions about the Top Ops issues for 2015 is more challenging than you might think, given the many facets of securities operations. We began our predictions coverage at the end of 2014 by reaching out to industry ...
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I'm quoted over at FTF News in Ryan Boysen's piece about +U.S. Bank's settlement with CFTC over the Peregrine/PFGBest and Russ Wasendorf scandal. 
Is There Life After the Pits Close? February 9, 2015. Last week when the CME Group announced it would be shutting down 17 open outcry futures trading pits in Chicago and three pits in New York by July 2, it was almost anticlimactic. Most participants in the industry knew that…
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Here is an updated list of US FCMs, as published by CFTC, sorted by Customer Segregated Funds.
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First round of golf in 2015, at Augusta Pines in #SpringTX. This course might be destined to become my new home course. Gorgeous track, gorgeous if windy day. So far I like winter in Sprimg, Texas.,
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Today (December 21, 2014): turkeys on the roof (weird), egg nog (yum!), Shiner Holiday Cheer Ale (#Twoast), and Blueberry BBQ chicken with bacon - cheddar grits and a big salad (Kendall Jackson Pinot Noir in the glass). That's a winning Sunday, folks. 
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Our first #Thanksgiving in Texas, courtesy of Google Stories. 
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  • Needham Consulting, Ltd.
    President, 2008 - present
  • SunGard
    1997, 2008
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john.p.needham@gmail.com Texas-based consultant in the exchange traded/OTC derivates space. Proud father. Passion for good food & wine. Lousy but devoted golfer.
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2014 winner of The Brat Award given for consistent support for the Stephen P. Bratkowski Memorial Foundation which does charitable work for disadvantage children and adults in Memphis, TN.
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  • Saint John's University, Collegeville, MN
    Natural Science, 1978 - 1982
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Keiser Report: FBI vs Gold Standard 'Extremists' (E248)
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