IEX revolution will restore trust in Wall Street December 23, 2015, CNBC.com By Michael Bontrager and Luke Zubrod “Our firm has spent the last six years responding to Dodd-Frank’s derivatives market regulations and it is our firm conclusion that the core problem in finance cannot be regulated away. To be sure, new regulatory guiderails are an essential response to the crisis. But there are limits to the power of government action in fixing the system’s most fundamental problem – the erosion of trust.” Commentary by Mike Bontrager and Luke Zubrod. Bontrager is the founder & CEO of Chatham Financial, a global risk management advisory and technology firm in the debt and derivatives markets. Zubrod leads the firm’s public policy efforts. Chatham has no financial interest in IEX. Read Complete Article

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By CEO/President and Founder Mike Bontrager Twenty years ago as of August 26, Chatham officially opened its doors. Or more accurately, its door. It was an office over my garage with a newly installed Telerate satellite dish outside that provided connection to the markets I left on Wall Street. I decided to call the company, “Chatham Financial,” not after the perhaps known towns of Chatham, NJ or Chatham, MA but after the nearby non-descript town with a single blinking, yellow light. “Bontrager & Associates” seemed like a dead giveaway that it was just me and my dog. This came in handy a few weeks into my new venture when I needed some help and called the swaps desk at Goldman and introduced myself from Chatham Financial. After a pause on the other line, the trader responded, “Yeah, I think we’ve…

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