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Deutsche Bank and BayernLB execute first OTC trades on Bloomberg to clear at Eurex Clearing

Tue, 02/12/2014 - 06:00

Deutsche Bank and BayernLB have executed the first trades on Bloomberg to be cleared via EurexOTC Clear for IRS.  »

S&P Capital IQ Special Report

Can credit signals be a canary in the coalmine for equity investors?

Fri, 28/11/2014 - 12:01

In this report S&P Capital IQ examines how credit events can impact on the price of equities. The results are compelling. The report looks at the relationship between credit indicators and equity back-tested returns. ​ »

Singapore

SGX to launch bond trading platform

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 15:35

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is to launch a bond trading platform by mid-2015. It will initially trade Asian corporate bonds in G3 currencies, with Asian local currencies to follow.  »

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RARE Global Infrastructure Funds available on Calastone’s network

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 15:45

RARE, the Australian Infrastructure Investment Manager, has chosen Calastone to automate their global funds transactions. »

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Commission pool for European equities remains challenged while electronic trading continues to grow

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 12:45

Brokers facing the challenges of reduced trading revenues in European equities and new regulatory initiatives are also under pressure from the continued migration of trading business to lower-margin electronic execution. »

Merger

FIX Trading Community focuses on high performance

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 16:15

FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, standards body at the heart of global financial trading, has combined all initiatives for the support of FIX for high performance trading and market data into a single working group. »

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Parabellum Markets chooses FlexTrade for white label FX and liquidity aggregation

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 15:30

Parabellum Markets has deployed FlexTrade Systems MaxxTrader as its full STP and white label FX trading system to aggregate liquidity and process Spot currencies, Forwards, NDFs, Swaps and Precious Metals. »

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Convergex introduces first new ADR depositary in nearly 20 years

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 06:00

Convergex has become the first financial institution to establish a new ADR Depositary for the marketplace in almost 20 years.  »

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REDI adds Evercore ISI to multi-broker network

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 11:30

REDI Holdings has added Evercore ISI Institutional Equities’ (Evercore ISI) electronic execution platform to the REDI multi-broker network. »

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The future of trading desks

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 13:54

By Simon Broch, AlphaDealing – Arguably, the Trading Desk is at the heart of the investment manager.  Why then do so many new start-ups not invest in a dedicated trading desk? »

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Calastone appoints Cristóbal Conde as chairman

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 06:00

Global funds transaction network Calastone has appointed Cris Conde as the firm’s new Chairman of the Board. »

Singapore

Deutsche Börse to be exclusive global licensor of Cleartrade Exchange’s market data products

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 13:02

Deutsche Börse Market Data + Services will now disseminate and be the exclusive licensor of real-time market data for key commodity derivatives products traded on Cleartrade Exchange. »

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US futures exchange volumes increased sharply in September, says TABB

Wed, 12/11/2014 - 06:00

US futures exchange volumes increased sharply in September 2014, bringing year-to-date volume to 2.3 billion contracts, according to TABB Group. »

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Yuanta Securities go live on Calastone network

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 16:56

Taiwanese distributor, Yuanta Securities has become the first securities firm in Taiwan to adopt automation by going live on the Calastone global transaction network. »

Renminbi

Clearstream to offer settlement and custody for China A-shares

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 16:03

A new joint programme between the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) will allow non-resident investors to invest in Chinese companies whose shares are listed on the SSE and denominated in Renminbi only, so-called "China A-shares", without having to apply for a status as a Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) or Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII). »

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Liquidity Alliance will provide worldwide collateral access to T2S

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:01

When the European Central Bank’s pan-European settlement platform TARGET2-Securities (T2S) goes live in waves from 2015 to 2017, Liquidity Alliance members will benefit from access to the resulting pan-European liquidity pool. »

Singapore

SGX market disruption caused by ‘uninterruptible’ power supply failure

Thu, 06/11/2014 - 16:01

Wednesday’s outage at the Singapore Exchange (SGX), which disrupted trading activity for several hours, was caused by a malfunction in the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems deployed at the SGX data centre. »

Singapore

Clearstream and Standard Chartered Bank launch collateral management service for Singapore

Wed, 05/11/2014 - 12:03

Just 18 months after starting development work, Clearstream and Standard Chartered Bank have now implemented a collateral management service for Singapore. »

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GMEX Group and Tradition form partnership

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 11:37

Global Derivatives Indices (GDI) has formed a strategic partnership with Tradition, the interdealer broking arm of Compagnie Financière Tradition, to use prices from Trad-X to calculate a new USD version of GDI’s Constant Maturity Index (CMI). »

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Bloomberg launches List trading tool for Interest Rate Swaps

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 11:07

Bloomberg’s multi-asset swap execution facility, Bloomberg SEF LLC, has launched a List trading tool for Interest Rate Swaps (IRS). »

Number 6

Exclusive invitation to S&P Capital IQ’s 6th London Alpha Series Event – Using Cross Asset Signals In Equity Markets


Thu, 30/10/2014 - 16:05

Hedgeweek is working in collaboration with S&P Capital IQ on its forthcoming “6th Alpha Series Event” entitled: Using Cross Asset Signals In Equity Markets.  »

Rapeseed

Euronext launches rapeseed derivatives solution

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 14:01

Euronext is planning to launch a full rapeseed derivatives solution on 14 November 2014, which will allow the industry to trade individual futures and options contracts for rapeseed grain, meal and oil. »

Volatility

Eurex Exchange strengthens offering in volatility derivatives

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 12:23

Eurex Exchange continues to ensure market support for its recently launched listed variance futures contract, which is based on the EURO STOXX 50, the most prominent equity index in Europe. »

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BATS Chi-X Europe expands into Turkish stocks

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 11:53

BATS Chi-X Europe (BATS) is to offer trading in Turkey’s most liquid stocks from 3 November 2014. »

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REGIS-TR passes one billion transaction reports

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 06:01

Eight months after the launch of the reporting duty for exchange traded derivatives (ETD) and over-the-counter (OTC), over one billion transactions have been processed by REGIS-TR, the European trade repository owned by Clearstream (Deutsche Börse Group) and Iberclear (BME). »

Traders

CBOE sees record day of trading

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 06:02

Trading volume in S&P 500 Index (SPX) options and CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) futures set new single-day records, while C2 Options Exchange (C2) experienced the busiest trading day in its history on 15 October. »

Dollars

DTCC proposes central clearing from USD1.6trn institutional tri-party repo market

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 14:33

The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) subsidiary Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC) intends to submit a rule filing with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and an Advance Notice filing to both the SEC and the Federal Reserve to provide central clearing for the over USD1.6 trillion institutional tri-party repo market. »

Liquidity

Neonet expands liquidity access with Aquis Exchange

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 11:52

Neonet, an independent agency broker and execution specialist, is providing access for clients to Aquis Exchange, the subscription-based European equities exchange.

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ICMA’s European Repo Council reports successful migration of the European bond markets to T+2

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 08:32

Initial feedback from the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and the ICMA European Repo Council (ERC) members and operations working groups indicates that that the transition to settlement at T+2 for the European fixed income markets has been largely successful with few issues. »

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Morgan Stanley to join Eurex Clearing’s Securities Lending CCP

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 12:03

Morgan Stanley is to become a clearing member of the Eurex Clearing’s Securities Lending CCP. »

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