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CME Group

Is there a better way to trade Swap Spreads?

Thu, 17/10/2013 - 06:05

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". »

William Hodash, DTCC managing director and chairman of the CICI Utility

ROC endorses CICI utility developed by DTCC and Swift as a globally accepted pre-LOU

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 12:06

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) CICI Utility, the interim global legal entity identifier (LEI) solution developed in collaboration with SWIFT, has been endorsed by the Regulatory Oversight Committee (ROC) as a pre-Local Operating Unit (LOU). »

Electronic trading floor

CBOE’s VIX options set new single-day volume record

Wed, 09/10/2013 - 16:00

Chicago Board Options Exchange’s (CBOE) Volatility Index (VIX index) has set an all-time, single-day volume record, with options volume totalling an estimated 1,782,329 contracts. »

Aquis Exchange chief executive Alasdair Haynes

Aquis Exchange names CCP partners

Wed, 09/10/2013 - 15:23

Aquis Exchange, the proposed pan-European equities trading exchange, has entered into agreements with EMCF, LCH.Clearnet and SIX x-clear for them to provide it with central counterparty (CCP) services. »

Cooperation

Altegris Clearing Solutions adds BofAML to roster of clearing relationships

Wed, 09/10/2013 - 10:32

Altegris Clearing Solutions has added BofA Merrill Lynch's futures and options and OTC clearing unit to the roster of futures clearing firms with which it maintains introducing relationships.  »

Traders

Melanion Capital welcomes record growth in dividend futures trading

Wed, 09/10/2013 - 06:03

Melanion Capital, the first alternative manager to specialise in investment in dividend futures, has welcomed the announcement from Eurex of record volumes in the exchange’s dividend-based derivatives segment.  »

Traders

CBOE’s SPXpm options set new daily volume record

Fri, 04/10/2013 - 16:04

Trading volume in CBOE’s SPXpm – S&P 500 Index options that are PM-settled – established an all-time daily volume record this week as 54,611 contracts changed hands. »

Jigsaw pieces

SunGard Global Network to connect with DelphX

Thu, 03/10/2013 - 09:56

SunGard is to provide Financial Information eXchange (FIX) connectivity through its SunGard Global Network (SGN) to DelphX to create CentralX, a neutral, centrally-cleared global facility. »

CBOE Futures Exchange

CBOE Futures Exchange reports nearly three million contracts traded in September

Thu, 03/10/2013 - 06:36

September trading volume in CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) futures totalled 2.96 million contracts, a 23 per cent increase from September 2012 and a 15 per cent decrease from the previous month. »

Euros

Turnover at Deutsche Börse’s cash markets at EUR96.9bn in September

Wed, 02/10/2013 - 12:01

Order book turnover on Xetra, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and Tradegate stood at EUR96.9bn in September 2013, down from EUR98.9bn in September 2012. »

Electronic trading floor

BGC Partners launches swap execution facility

Wed, 02/10/2013 - 11:01

BGC Partners’ subsidiary BGC Derivative Markets has launched operations as a swap execution facility (SEF), consistent with the derivatives trading regulations under the Dodd-Frank Act. »

Traders

SuperDerivatives files SEF application with CFTC for FX and commodities

Wed, 02/10/2013 - 06:33

SuperDerivatives has filed an application with the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to become a fully registered swap execution facility (SEF). »

Clock

CBOE Futures Exchange sets dates for VIX futures extended trading hours

Tue, 01/10/2013 - 12:38

The first phase of CBOE Futures Exchange’s extended trading hours initiative for CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) futures will begin on 21 October, with the second phase to follow on 28 October. »

Index

CBOE and CFE to launch futures and options on Russell 2000 Volatility Index

Tue, 01/10/2013 - 10:02

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) are to launch trading on Russell 2000 Volatility Index options (RVX) and futures (VU). »

Nick Solinger, head of product strategy and chief marketing officer, Traiana

MarketAxess SEF and Traiana complete live trade with pre-trade credit checks

Fri, 27/09/2013 - 06:39

Traiana and MarketAxess SEF have completed the first live credit default swap (CDS) index trade using Traiana’s CreditLink service as the credit hub to verify pre-trade credit limits. »

Report

FIX Trading Community publishes guidelines for communicating client information to emerging SEFs

Fri, 27/09/2013 - 06:03

FIX Trading Community has published recommended guidelines for the efficient electronic communication of client entitlement information between broker-dealers and the emerging swap execution facilities (SEFs). »

Approved stamp

CFTC approves temporary SEF registration for tpSEF and Tradition SEF

Thu, 26/09/2013 - 15:13

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has approved the applications of tpSEF and Tradition SEF for temporary registration as swap execution facilities (SEFs). »

Electronic trading floor

CFTC approves Tullett Prebon’s swap execution facility

Thu, 26/09/2013 - 14:35

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has granted temporary registration of Tullett Prebon’s swap execution facility (SEF), tpSEF Inc. »

Research

New analytics improve accuracy of predicting daily stock returns, says CMCRC

Wed, 25/09/2013 - 14:16

Models that aim to predict daily stock returns perform better when they combine text data and financial quantitative data, according to Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC). »

Approved stamp

360 Trading Networks granted SEF temporary registration

Tue, 24/09/2013 - 11:15

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has approved the application of 360 Trading Networks (360T) for temporary registration as a swap execution facility (SEF). »

Globe

FIX Trading Community forms Global Post-Trade Working Group

Mon, 23/09/2013 - 16:02

FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body for global financial trading, has formed a Global Post-Trade Working Group. »

Approved stamp

BGC Partners granted SEF approval by CFTC

Fri, 20/09/2013 - 15:01

BGC Partners’ subsidiary BGC Derivative Markets has received temporary registration approval from the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to operate a swap execution facility (SEF). »

Electronic trading floor

TeraExchange receives SEF temporary registration

Fri, 20/09/2013 - 12:35

TeraExchange has received temporary registration from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to operate a multi-asset class swap execution facility (SEF). »

Electronic trading floor

FIX Trading Community publishes updated bonds and swaps guidelines

Mon, 16/09/2013 - 14:15

FIX Trading Community, the non-profit industry-driven financial trading standards body, has published updated guidelines for the electronic trading of bonds and swaps using the FIX messaging standard. »

Trading screens

MarkitSERV connects to Nasdaq OMX for FX Clearing

Thu, 12/09/2013 - 06:01

MarkitSERV, the electronic trade processing service for over-the-counter (OTC) derivative transactions, will be the first middleware provider to deliver foreign exchange (FX) trades for clearing to Nasdaq OMX.  »

Electronic trading floor

Commerzbank and Clearstream launch TradeCycle

Tue, 10/09/2013 - 10:05

Commerzbank and Clearstream have teamed up to offer their clients increased efficiency and reduced risk to cleared and uncleared OTC derivative transactions. »

Trading screens

BCS selects Succession Systems for pre-trade Market Access risk system

Tue, 10/09/2013 - 06:34

BCS Prime Brokerage, the international arm of the largest trader of equities and derivatives on the Russian exchange, has appointed Succession Systems to launch a pre-trade Market Access risk system, TripleCheck.  »

Data

DTCC and TriOptima go live with data connectivity to verify and reconcile OTC derivatives data

Mon, 09/09/2013 - 14:57

Data connectivity between the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) Data Repository (DDR) and TriOptima’s triResolve portfolio reconciliation service, first announced in June, is now live and operational.  »

Dice and numbers

GMEX launches swap futures contract to allow effective hedging of interest rate exposure

Mon, 09/09/2013 - 12:06

Global Markets Exchange Group (GMEX) is to launch an interest rate swap (IRS) futures contract on its London Derivatives Exchange (LDX) segment. »

The Netherlands flag

KAS Bank joins EurexOTC Clear as clearing member

Mon, 09/09/2013 - 11:23

Eurex Clearing has welcomed KAS Bank NV, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, as another member of EurexOTC Clear for Interest Rate Swaps (IRS). »

features
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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.  ... »

Special report
Hedgeweek Special Report: Hedge Fund Administration

Hedge Fund Administration 2015

Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57

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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Private debt in North America

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06

The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »

Special report
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State Street Global Advisors has unveiled the results of an in-depth survey of 420 senior executives within global private and public pension plans, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, summarised in this keynote Hedgeweek Special Report... »

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