Trading & Execution

Electronic foreign exchange trading struggles to keep pace with market surge

Electronic foreign exchange trading volumes increased by 21 per cent from 2006 to 2007, but this was not enough to keep pace with the surge in global foreign exchange markets last year - a »


Eurex trading volumes up by 24.5 per cent in year to May

The international derivatives exchange Eurex has reported that trading volumes reached 194.6 million contracts last month, an increase of 24.5 per cent from 156.3 million in May 2007, whil »


Markit completes acquisition of SwapsWire

Markit, a provider of independent data, portfolio valuations and over-the-counter derivatives trade processing, has completed the acquisition of SwapsWire, the electronic trade confirmatio »


Eurex halves latency of its trading system with new interface

With the successful roll-out of its optional Enhanced Transaction Solution interface last month, international derivatives exchange Eurex says it has achieved another key milestone of the »


Eurex to launch futures and options on MSCI Russia Index next month

The international derivatives exchange Eurex is to launch derivatives based on the MSCI Russia Index denominated in US dollars on June 23, extending an existing range of products based on »


Options market structure highlights need for sophisticated technology, says Tabb report

The changes sweeping through the options markets are resulting in considerable challenges for market-makers, according to a research report from the Tabb Group, a research and strategic ad »


London Metal Exchange launches steel futures trading

Trading in steel futures has begun on the London Metal Exchange Ring following the successful test phase trading on its telephone and electronic market, LME Select, with the launch of two »


Eurex launches further European equity options

The international derivatives exchange Eurex will further extend its product offering by introducing 13 new equity options on underlying Belgian, Dutch, French and Spanish stocks on May 19 »


Icap to acquire equity derivatives broker Link

Leading interdealer broker Icap has agreed to acquire, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Intercapital, Link Asset and Securities Company, a specialist global equity derivatives broker fo »


ICAP reports record electronic trading volumes in March

Interdealer broker ICAP has reported that average daily electronic broking volumes in March set a new record of USD966.1bn, up from the previous mark of USD933.9 set in August 2007, amid c »


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