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May 8 · Issue #15 · View online

Exchange Invest is a unique information resource combining the day’s stories in a newsletter for investors in exchanges/financial markets infrastructure.


Exchange Invest was founded by former exchange CEO and author of the first bestselling book of fintech (“Capital Market Revolution!” FT 1999) Patrick L Young. Monday through Friday our daily paid subscriber email discusses the business of bourses of all kinds across the world.
This weekly edition is a magazine of broader macro topics as well as including our free weekly podcast which reviews the highlights of the week in the world’s market structure.
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On this day in 2008, Bovespa Holding announced the merger of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (Bovespa) and the Brazilian Mercantile and Futures Exchange (BM&F), creating the world’s second-largest stock exchange BM&F Bovespa.
Key Exchange Influencers 2020
View the year in technicolour excitement - through the lens of our top 6 most searched parish C-suiters. 
We’ve profiled the runners and riders this week, as well as those who missed the cut last Friday, now here is a compact 2 minute video showing the remarkable volatility of a year as a bourse boss as seen through the lens of this top 6.
Catch our 2 minute video here.
BigWorld
From Exchange Invest 2041 Tuesday May 4:
News that Bill and Melinda Gates have filed for divorce puts in perspective the once all conquering power of Microsoft (a product set I have not consciously used for well over a decade, apparently it still exists). This latest unfortunate marital ‘conscious uncoupling’ represents the equivalent of a larger ‘demerger of equals’ with $130 billion on Bill’s balance sheet alone plus the trust assets of circa $50 billion (albeit not all Gates donations) and Melinda’s female-focused funds etc.
In other words, there is a divorce happening where the assets amount to more than the biggest deal ever done in the parish. Food for thought?*
*NB at this weekend’s values you could comfortably shell out for both of this year’s Young’s Pyramid T1 laggards: LSEG and Coinbase with significant change left over.
This Tuesday - Season Six of IPO-VID
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ICE Bonds: Growing the Portfolio Trade
Lynn Martin is President & COO of ICE Data Services, overseeing ICE’s market data, analytics and connectivity businesses. 
With degrees in computer science and statistics, Martin has the dynamic background ICE needed to oversee such an important part of the ICE business. Prior to finance she worked for IBM.
Martin joined ICE as part of the NYSE Euronext acquisition, where she was CEO of NYSE Liffe US. Having completed considerable integration work, Lynn was named COO of ICE Clear U.S. before being promoted to lead ICE Data Services in July 2015, a role at the cornerstone of ICE’s strategy to provide enhanced trading, valuation and data services to customers around the world.
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Now Online - Season Five of IPO-VID
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Innovating Financial Law Through Blockchain
Max Ganado is a semi mythical figure in Maltese law: his widespread description as a ‘visionary’ hardly does him justice! Beginning as a maritime lawyer, Max hugely developed the Financial Services practices at GanadoAdvocates, the blue riband law firm in the island state. Max has been heavily involved in the drafting of new legislation required for the development of Malta as a financial centre, including the revision of the law relating to trusts and the law on legal persons and foundations, as well as on netting, securitisation, DLT and aviation. He was the Managing Partner of Ganado Advocates for 6 years prior to retiring in December 2020 and becoming a Consultant to the firm.
As Chamber FinTech Legal noted in 2020, “He has a curious and inquisitive mind and is fascinated about new legal challenges. He’s quick on understanding the key issues and can go into action quickly as a result,” An early adopter of the technology, Max remains a key thinker around the law for Distributed Ledger Technology.
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EI Weekly Podcast 093
ICE have taken their leave of Coinbase with a stunning return well beyond the pixels of Exchange Invest, PLY has been celebrating the first month of Murban in The National while the EU Open Access proposal is dying as Brexit Britain takes the initiative, meanwhile CME closes all but one pit.
A mixed week for parish results is just one element to a busy seven days in the world of exchanges and market structure, stay tuned for some key highlights..
Victory or Death
COVID-19 is a killer, can it kill your career, or is that the impact of fintech destroying your business? It’s a “Victory or Death” world of risk and opportunity…
20 years on from the first fintech bestseller “Capital Market Revolution!“… "Victory Or Death” is a must read for anyone interested in the intersection of Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and FinTech as part of the whole future of finance.
Podcasts This Week
Audible.com
Yusuf Azizullah GBAC Global Board Advisors Corp Boardroomeducation.com CEO interview of Botswana Stock Exchange CEO Thapelo Tsheole.
Inside The ICE House
PLY: Podcast recommendations welcome as we try to capture a few excellent podcasts each week.
Macro Thoughts
COVID-19
Brexit: Done
The EU’s attempts to cut off the UK is backfiring, as the UK regulatory head honcho has noted this week: Brussels bid to cut off the City is backfiring, watchdog warns (Daily Telegraph).
Of Interest
Last Word
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Have a great week in life and markets!
Patrick.
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