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CBOE, C2, CBSX and CFE set Thanksgiving trading schedule

Thu, 21/11/2013 - 06:09

CBOE Holdings has sets its trading schedule for Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), C2 Options Exchange (C2), CBOE Stock Exchange (CBSX) and CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) regular trading hours and VX futures extended trading hours in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. »

Index

Newedge Trend Indices outperform in October

Wed, 20/11/2013 - 14:37

Nine of the 11 Newedge Hedge Fund Indices saw gains in October, including the Newedge CTA, Trend, and Short-Term indices. »

Asia Pacific

Traiana Harmony’s CFD and equity swap network expands in Asia

Tue, 19/11/2013 - 16:01

Traiana’s Harmony network, the firm’s global product for equities swaps/CFD markets, is now live in the Asia Pacific region. »

Numbers and magnifying glass

eVestment separate account and hedge fund data coming to Morningstar Direct

Tue, 19/11/2013 - 11:42

Morningstar is to make eVestment separate account and hedge fund data available to users of Morningstar Direct, the company's investment analysis platform for institutional investors. »

Hourglass

CBOE Short-term VIX index values now disseminated every 15 seconds

Tue, 19/11/2013 - 10:43

Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has expanded the frequency for disseminating values on its recently created CBOE Short-term Volatility Index (VXST index). »

Trading screens

Volante Technologies launches SWIFT Funds Migration Accelerator

Tue, 19/11/2013 - 06:00

Volante Technologies has launched its SWIFT Funds Migration Accelerator, which is designed to increase firms’ readiness to support ISO 20022 funds message types. »

Oil

BGC Partners launches European power desk

Mon, 18/11/2013 - 16:00

BGC Partners, a brokerage company servicing the wholesale financial and real estate markets, has launched a European power desk. »

Index

Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 1.59 per cent in October

Mon, 18/11/2013 - 10:06

The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 1.59 per cent for the month of October with all but one of the ten sub strategies ending the month in positive territory. »

Twitter logo

CBOE and C2 to list options on Twitter on 15 November

Fri, 15/11/2013 - 14:08

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and C2 Options Exchange are to list options on the stock of Twitter on 15 November.  »

Michael Verkuijl, global head of sales at Traiana

Traiana opens Singapore office as it expands in Asia-Pacific

Thu, 14/11/2013 - 14:11

Traiana, a provider of pre-trade risk and post-trade processing solutions, has created a hub for its Asia Pacific business by opening a new office in Singapore.  »

Electronic trading floor

Barclays launches enhanced LSOC with Excess model

Thu, 14/11/2013 - 10:05

Barclays has launched an enhanced Legal Segregation with Operational Commingling (LSOC) with Excess model at CME Clearing for its over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives clearing clients. »

Trader at screen

Neonet Securities and LiquidMetrix partner to create algorithmic trading suite

Tue, 12/11/2013 - 16:30

Neonet Securities and LiquidMetrix are to collaborate on the creation of an enhanced suite of trading algorithms. »

Trading screens

Traiana CCP Connect supports first FX derivative client cleared trades at LCH.Clearnet

Tue, 12/11/2013 - 12:02

Traiana’s Harmony CCP Connect is the first middleware solution to match and affirm FX derivative client trades with LCH.Clearnet’s ForexClear service, following the establishment of direct connectivity with the clearing house in July this year. »

Globe and clock

NYSE Euronext sets date for completing acquisition by IntercontinentalExchange

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 10:08

NYSE Euronext has provided a statement and timeline for the completion of its acquisition by IntercontinentalExchange (ICE), an operator of global markets and clearing houses. »

Approved stamp

ESMA approves DTCC trade repository in Europe

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 06:08

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has approved DTCC’s Derivatives Repository Limited (DDRL) to operate a multi-asset class derivatives repository in Europe. »

Clock

Countdown to EMIR reporting begins



Fri, 08/11/2013 - 16:03

The first trade repositories need to begin European Market and Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) reporting for all derivative counterparties in February 2014, according to the European Securities and Markets Authorities (ESMA).

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Mark Beeston, chief executive of portfolio risk services for ICAP

ICAP and Interactive Data form collaboration for OTC data distribution

Fri, 08/11/2013 - 12:07

ICAP and Interactive Data Corporation have formed a new collaboration for over-the-counter data distribution. »

Gas ring

PEGAS reports strong increase in spot and futures volumes

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:19

A total volume of 22.5 TWh was traded on PEGAS, the natural gas platform formed by cooperation between the European Energy Exchange (EEX) and Powernext, and cleared by European Commodity Clearing (ECC) in October 2013. »

Bud Daleiden, Eze Software

Eze Software’s RealTick EMS integrates CQG order routing network to expand futures connectivity

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 12:14

CQG’s Continuum Order Routing Network is now available in Eze Software’s multi-broker, cross-asset electronic execution platform, the RealTick EMS. »

Sam Priyadarshi, head of fixed income derivatives at Vanguard

Buy-side welcomes swap futures as OTC market undergoes structural reform

Wed, 06/11/2013 - 13:06

By James Williams – “At Vanguard we view swap futurisation as a positive development. It is another step in the trend towards convergence of how fixed income securities are traded electronically. Whether its swaps or swap futures, going forward you will have to trade them electronically,” says Sam Priyadarshi (pictured), head of fixed income derivatives at Vanguard. »

Trader at screen

CameronTec integrates FIX platform with Object Trading’s global DMA platform

Wed, 06/11/2013 - 12:00

CameronTec has integrated its FIX platform with the Object Trading’s global DMA platform for equity, derivative and FX markets. »

Electronic trading floor

Newedge to join forces with GMEX Group

Wed, 06/11/2013 - 09:09

Multi-asset brokerage and clearing specialist Newedge is to join forces with Global Markets Exchange Group International (GMEX Group). »

Linked hands

ICAP Futures and Options joins Traiana Harmony Network

Tue, 05/11/2013 - 14:22

ICAP Futures and Options, the financial futures business of ICAP plc, has selected Traiana’s Harmony Network for its client connectivity layer. »

Green light

Aquis Exchange gets FCA MTF green light

Tue, 05/11/2013 - 10:29

Aquis Exchange, the proposed pan-European trading exchange, has received approval from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to begin trading as a multilateral trading facility (MTF). »

Electronic trading floor

BATS Chi-X Europe welcomes initial customers to new trade reporting service

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 10:08

BATS Chi-X Europe, the pan-European recognised investment exchange, is in the process of on-boarding customers to BXTR, a suite of on- and off-exchange trade reporting services. »

Trading screens

TriOptima launches UTI pairing functionality for OTC derivative trades

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 06:03

TriOptima has launched a UTI (Unique Trade ID) pairing functionality to assist firms preparing for the European trade repository reporting effective February 2014.  »

CME Group

Is there a better way to trade Swap Spreads?

Thu, 31/10/2013 - 00:00

More and more traders are discovering the capital savings they can receive by trading Swap Spreads using a CME-cleared Interest Rate Swap and CME Treasury Futures – a popular example of this is the "Invoice Swap" or "Invoice Spread". »

Gas ring

First trade in Italian power futures registered on EEX

Wed, 30/10/2013 - 06:03

The first trading transaction in Italian power futures has been registered on the European Energy Exchange (EEX) for clearing via the European Commodity Clearing (ECC). »

Electronic trading floor

Options partners with Redline to deliver managed equities and options trading platform

Tue, 29/10/2013 - 16:00

Options is expanding its partnership with Redline Trading Solutions, a provider of low-latency market data and order execution solutions, to offer a fully managed ticker plant for options and equities. »

Trader at screen

TriOptima reduces iTraxx and CDX Index Tranche legacy notionals

Tue, 29/10/2013 - 14:39

TriOptima has worked with industry participants to implement a triReduce compression methodology for Index Tranche trades with non-standard coupons, known as “legacy” trades as well as the more recent Index Tranche trades with standard coupons. »

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Special report
Cybersecurty for Hedge Funds

Cybersecurity for Hedge Funds

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Cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue, it is now a business issue. This is the conclusion of the experts and fund managers around the world whose opinions were polled for this landmark Hedgeweek Special Report, which outlines Best Practices for Cybersecurity in a fast-changing environment where managers need to keep several steps ahead of cyber criminals... »

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Hedge fund manager outlook on the AIFMD

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The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »

Article
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Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »

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