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CME Group expands base metals offering with new Aluminum A380 Alloy (S&P Global Platts) futures

CME Group expands base metals offering with new Aluminum A380 Alloy (S&P Global Platts) futures

Tue, 17/05/2016 - 09:17

CME Group is expanding its base metals offering with the introduction of a new Aluminum A380 Alloy (S&P Global Platts) futures contract, which will begin trading on 6 June, 2016.  »

Linedata partners with Sycamore to provide full service hedge fund solution in China

Linedata partners with Sycamore to provide full service hedge fund solution in China

Fri, 13/05/2016 - 07:00

Linedata has partnered with Sycamore Investment Services in Shanghai, to provide a complete front to middle-office service to the hedge fund community in China. »

Options deploys Fortinet to enhance email and network security

Options deploys Fortinet to enhance email and network security

Wed, 11/05/2016 - 16:26

Options, a managed service and IT infrastructure provider to the global capital markets industry, has selected Fortinet to optimise key aspects of the firm’s email and network security, and enable enhanced cybersecurity capabilities for client firms.  »

CFTC issues proposed amendment to 2013 Final Order regarding RTOs and ISOs

CFTC issues proposed amendment to 2013 Final Order regarding RTOs and ISOs

Wed, 11/05/2016 - 09:22

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued a proposed amendment to a final order the CFTC issued on 28 March, 2013 that exempted certain specified transactions of six Regional Transmission Organisations and Independent System Operators (RTO-ISO Order) from certain provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and CFTC regulations. »

DTCC signs MoU on cooperation with KRX

DTCC signs MoU on cooperation with KRX

Tue, 10/05/2016 - 16:29

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) and the Korea Exchange (KRX), the sole securities and derivatives exchange operator in South Korea, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate with each other on a Trade Repository (TR) solution in Korea. »

100 Women in Hedge Funds and SkillForce launch partnership with LSE ceremony

100 Women in Hedge Funds and SkillForce launch partnership with LSE ceremony

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 15:54

100 Women in Hedge Funds (100WHF) has participated in London Stock Exchange’s market open ceremony with SkillForce, the 2016 beneficiary of 100WHF’s UK philanthropic initiatives.  »

Bloomberg’s OTC electronic trading services offer direct connectivity to Eurex Clearing

Bloomberg’s OTC electronic trading services offer direct connectivity to Eurex Clearing

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:30

Eurex Clearing has connected Bloomberg as an approved trade source for EurexOTC Clear, the Interest Rate Swaps Clearing offering of Deutsche Börse. »

EEX registers first trade in dry bulk freight

EEX registers first trade in dry bulk freight

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 09:23

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) has registered its first dry bulk freight derivative trade for clearing last Friday, marking an important milestone for its new global commodities segment.  »

Purdue and CME Group to take monthly 'barometer' of confidence in agricultural economy

Purdue and CME Group to take monthly 'barometer' of confidence in agricultural economy

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 09:21

Purdue University's Center for Commercial Agriculture and the derivatives marketplace CME Group are partnering to produce the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, a monthly nationwide measure of the health of the US agricultural economy. »

ESMA amends MiFID II standards on non-equity transparency and position limits

ESMA amends MiFID II standards on non-equity transparency and position limits

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 09:40

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued two Opinions proposing amendments to its draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTSs) under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR).   »

UnaVista partners with Kaizen

UnaVista partners with Kaizen

Fri, 29/04/2016 - 11:06

UnaVista, London Stock Exchange Group’s global regulatory reporting platform, has partnered with regulatory reporting testing and compliance firm, Kaizen Reporting giving UnaVista clients access to Kaizen Reporting’s ReportShield service, which offers quality assurance testing of MiFID transaction reports at a field level, »

Barak Fund Management chooses TFG Complete for real time risk management support

Barak Fund Management chooses TFG Complete for real time risk management support

Thu, 28/04/2016 - 09:36

Barak Fund Management, an Africa-focused alternative fund management company, has chosen TFG Financial Systems to provide it with TFG Complete, TFG’s fully integrated middle office and risk management system.  »

Docupace now independent from RCS Capital

Docupace now independent from RCS Capital

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 09:10

Docupace Technologies, a financial services sector digital compliance and cyber security company, is now independent from RCS Capital Corporation. »

EBS BrokerTec expands NDF offering

EBS BrokerTec expands NDF offering

Wed, 20/04/2016 - 15:50

EBS BrokerTec, ICAP's electronic foreign exchange (FX) and fixed income business, has added a new non-deliverable forward (NDF) instrument – one month against the fix, to be called TOD/TOM.  »

Eurex and Korea Exchange extend cooperation

Eurex and Korea Exchange extend cooperation

Wed, 20/04/2016 - 15:45

Eurex and Korea Exchange (KRX) has signed a contract to extend their cooperation by listing Mini KOSPI 200 index futures during Eurex trading hours. »

SGSS secures mandate from Ellipsis AM

SGSS secures mandate from Ellipsis AM

Wed, 20/04/2016 - 08:30

Ellipsis Asset Management (Ellipsis AM) has retained Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) to provide master-feeder solutions to support the distribution of its French flagship funds in Europe. »

BlackRock closes transfer of USD80bn of client assets from BofA Global Capital Management

BlackRock closes transfer of USD80bn of client assets from BofA Global Capital Management

Tue, 19/04/2016 - 16:14

BlackRock and Bank of America’s asset management business, BofA Global Capital Management, have completed a transaction transferring investment management responsibilities of approximately USD80 billion of AUM currently managed by BofA Global Capital Management to BlackRock.  »

CFTC adds 23 companies to RED list

CFTC adds 23 companies to RED list

Tue, 19/04/2016 - 09:18

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) has added 23 companies to its Registration Deficient or RED list. »

Trades via DTCC’S Global Transaction Services up 16 per cent in 2015

Trades via DTCC’S Global Transaction Services up 16 per cent in 2015

Mon, 18/04/2016 - 16:32

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) Global Transaction Services, a full-service straight-through-processing (STP) offering automating trade lifecycle events between firms, processed 817 million trades in 2015, up 16 per cent since the end of 2014.  »

Elliott announces support for Mitel-Polycom transaction

Elliott announces support for Mitel-Polycom transaction

Mon, 18/04/2016 - 09:22

Multi-strategy hedge fund manager Elliott Management Corporation, which holds an approximately 6.6 per cent interest in Polycom, Inc common stock and an approximately 9.7 per cent interest in Mitel Networks common stock has announced its support for the Mitel-Polycom transaction. »

CONCERT Global expands alternative investments offering via alliance with iCapital Network

CONCERT Global expands alternative investments offering via alliance with iCapital Network

Fri, 15/04/2016 - 16:24

CONCERT Global, a Silicon Valley-based advisory technology firm, has formed an alliance with iCapital Network to deliver a complete alternative investments solution to CONCERT’s growing network of independent advisors and broker/dealers. »

SGSS mandated by Linear Investment for global broker-dealer services

SGSS mandated by Linear Investment for global broker-dealer services

Thu, 14/04/2016 - 16:15

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) in the UK has been mandated by Linear Investment Limited (Linear), a full-service mini-prime broker servicing international asset managers and hedge funds, to provide its Global Broker-Dealer Services (GBDS) outsourcing solution. »

IPC collaborates with Algomi to develop application to run over IPC's Financial Markets Cloud

IPC collaborates with Algomi to develop application to run over IPC's Financial Markets Cloud

Wed, 13/04/2016 - 09:45

IPC Systems has partnered with Algomi, a network company providing information-matching solutions for the optimisation of fixed income liquidity, to deliver DealCall, an application which will run over IPC's Financial Markets Cloud. »

CME Group completes clearing of first interest rate swaptions trade

CME Group completes clearing of first interest rate swaptions trade

Wed, 13/04/2016 - 09:14

CME Group has cleared its first interest rate swaptions trade  and in doing so become the forst  clearing house to offer swaptions clearing. »

Altarius-Portcullis alliance providing smooth transition from “de-minimis” to “full scope” AIFM

Altarius-Portcullis alliance providing smooth transition from “de-minimis” to “full scope” AIFM

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 09:42

Altarius Asset Management (Altarius) and Portcullis Asset Management Limited (Portcullis), both licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), have formed a strategic alliance to deliver a full suite of evolutionary AIFM services to alternative investment funds regardless of their AUM.  »

AXA IM leverages State Street PriceStats Inflation Series and MKT MediaStats’ Big Data Analytics to improve investment decision-making process

AXA IM leverages State Street PriceStats Inflation Series and MKT MediaStats’ Big Data Analytics to improve investment decision-making process

Mon, 11/04/2016 - 16:28

AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has partnered with State Street and MKT MediaStats to evaluate data-driven indicators that help analyse economic and market information. »

Saxon Securities to offer FDIC-insured brokered CD portfolios on Envestnet platform

Saxon Securities to offer FDIC-insured brokered CD portfolios on Envestnet platform

Fri, 01/04/2016 - 10:02

Saxon Securities, a platform provider of separately managed account FDIC-Insured brokered certificates of deposit (CDs) investment management services for Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs), is to offer its product on the Envestnet platform.  »

Quod Financial adopts SR Labs’ SuperFeed

Quod Financial adopts SR Labs’ SuperFeed

Thu, 31/03/2016 - 10:10

Quod Financial has partnered with SR Labs to use the firm’s SuperFeed product to enhance its turnkey low latency solutions in smart order routing, algorithmic and automated trading. »

Long/short hedge fund firm Carrhae Capital Selects Eze Software for portfolio accounting

Long/short hedge fund firm Carrhae Capital Selects Eze Software for portfolio accounting

Wed, 30/03/2016 - 09:28

Carrhae Capital, a London-based long/short asset manager, has expanded its use of EzeSoft Investment Suite with portfolio accounting capabilities.  »

DTCC and Digital Asset to develop distributed ledger solution to drive improvements in repo clearing

DTCC and Digital Asset to develop distributed ledger solution to drive improvements in repo clearing

Wed, 30/03/2016 - 09:21

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) and Digital Asset Holdings (Digital Asset) are planning to develop and test a distributed ledger based solution to manage the clearing and settlement of US Treasury, Agency, and Agency Mortgage-Backed repurchase agreement (repo) transactions.  »

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