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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. »

Traders

Reorientation of Frankfurt Stock Exchange strengthens trading venue

Mon, 28/10/2013 - 12:04

Deutsche Börse is improving trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by reorienting the trading venue and launching a new quality guarantee for trading from 1 November. »

Electronic trading floor

First net settlement service to UK funds market goes live

Mon, 28/10/2013 - 05:00

Calastone and Barclays have gone live with the market's first-ever net settlement service as Smith & Williamson and Capita Asset Services select the solution for their automated settlement of funds. »

Report

CFTC to publish reports delayed by government shutdown

Thu, 24/10/2013 - 14:05

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced an anticipated publication schedule for reports delayed by the recent US government shutdown.  »

CME Group

Is there a better way to trade Swap Spreads?

Thu, 24/10/2013 - 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". »

Electronic trading floor

Deutsche Bank Autobahn launches electronic options trading platform

Wed, 23/10/2013 - 12:06

Deutsche Bank’s Autobahn electronic trading business has launched Autobahn Options, offering complete US equity options trading capabilities. »

Nicolas Breteau, chief executive at Newedge

Newedge UK Financial joins EurexOTC Clear

Tue, 22/10/2013 - 15:36

Newedge UK Financial has joined EurexOTC Clear for Interest Rate Swaps (IRS), bringing the total membership to 17 firms. »

Fiona Le Poidevin, chief executive of Guernsey Finance

Guernsey Finance welcomes CISX decision to consider new listing applications

Mon, 21/10/2013 - 10:06

Guernsey Finance has welcomed an announcement from the Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX) that it is once again open to considering new listing applications. »

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). »

features
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Cybersecurty for Hedge Funds

Cybersecurity for Hedge Funds

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

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

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

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
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.  ... »

Article
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.  ... »

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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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