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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. »

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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). »

Trading screens

InfoReach adds interfaces for R language and Bloomberg data to trading platforms

Fri, 06/09/2013 - 12:08

Clients of electronic trading technology provider InfoReach can now access two of the most popular tools in the global trading community directly from InfoReach trading platforms.  »

Nicolas Breteau, chief executive at Newedge

Pelagus Capital Fund clears first trades on Newedge’s OTC clearing service

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 10:04

Pelagus Capital Fund has cleared OTC interest rate swaps (IRS) at LCH.Clearnet’s SwapClear using Newedge’s SwapClear clearing membership, which operates alongside its futures commissions merchant membership. »

Moscow

Global banks to offer DMA to the Russian market

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 06:47

In September Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley and will begin to offer to their clients direct market access (DMA) to securities trading on Moscow Exchange. »

Electronic trading floor

REGIS-TR and TriOptima to provide reconciliation of trade repository data for OTC derivatives

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 15:05

REGIS-TR and TriOptima will provide portfolio reconciliation of REGIS-TR’s trade repository data with data in TriOptima’s triResolve reconciliation service for OTC derivatives as requested by their clients. »

Traders

Average daily volume of 6.6 million contracts at Eurex Group in August

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 12:55

In August 2013, the international derivatives markets of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 6.6 million contracts, compared with 7.2 million contracts in August 2012. »

Up arrow

VIX futures trading volume up 83 per cent y-o-y in August, says CBOE

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 12:00

August trading volume in VIX futures totalled 3,488,149 contracts, an increase of 83 per cent over August’s total in 2012 and a gain of 19 per cent over the previous month, according to figures released by the CBOE Futures Exchange.  »

John Nixon, ICAP

ICAP files swap execution facility application with CFTC

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 10:05

ICAP SEF (US) has filed its application to be a swap execution facility (SEF) with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act. »

Up arrow

European certificates market continues to rise

Tue, 03/09/2013 - 16:01

The second quarter of 2013 saw a strong increase in turnover in investment certificates and leverage products on the European exchanges, influenced in particular by the volatility of the European financial markets. »

Euros

Turnover at Deutsche Börse’s cash markets at EUR84.6bn in August

Tue, 03/09/2013 - 12:02

Order book turnover on Xetra, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and Tradegate stood at EUR84.6bn in August 2013 compared with EUR86.6bn in August 2012. »

Spotlight

Equity dark trading volume exceeds 10 per cent as MiFID II trialogue meeting looms

Tue, 03/09/2013 - 10:01

European politicians may want greater transparency but by pushing all equity market order flow onto traditional primary “lit” exchanges, they may well risk harming the pension funds and retail investors they want to protect due to poor trade execution. »

Thomas Book, chief executive of Eurex Clearing

DZ BANK AG new clearing member in EurexOTC Clear

Mon, 02/09/2013 - 14:16

Eurex Clearing has welcomed DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank, Frankfurt/Main, as a new member of EurexOTC Clear for Interest Rate Swaps (IRS). »

Trading screens

SimCorp poll reveals continued failures in buy-side derivatives processing

Fri, 30/08/2013 - 12:08

A concerning number of buy-side firms still rely on legacy systems even as they seek to generate alpha through alternative investment strategies, according to research carried out by SimCorp. »

Two fingers

Two trading advisors join Sciens MAP

Wed, 28/08/2013 - 12:10

Assets on the Sciens Managed Account Platform (MAP) are up 35 per cent year-on-year to end June 2013, with two new trading advisors added to the platform – US-based Revolution Capital Management and Japan’s Stats Investment Management.  »

Currency cogs

Moscow Exchange and Eurex to cooperate on FX trading

Thu, 22/08/2013 - 12:12

Moscow Exchange and Eurex, the derivatives arm of Deutsche Börse Group, have signed a cooperation agreement for the trading of foreign exchange (FX) derivatives. »

Traders

Over 600,000 trades submitted to clearing via MarkitSERV following CFTC mandate

Wed, 21/08/2013 - 14:20

More than 600,000 trades have been submitted to clearinghouses by MarkitSERV in the period between 11 March, when the Commodity Futures Trading Commission made clearing of certain over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives mandatory, and the end of July.  »

Electronic trading floor

Options adds new venues and feeds in Europe and the US

Wed, 21/08/2013 - 12:01

Options, the private financial cloud provider for the capital markets industry, has further expanded its connectivity to a number of key trading venues, in addition to adding a number of new data feeds to the Options PIPE Platform. »

Cayman Islands

CSX issues new listing rules

Tue, 20/08/2013 - 12:01

New listing rules for equities and investment funds have been issued by the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange (CSX) as a further development of its upgrade to the Deutsche Boerse’s Xetra trading platform.  »

Announcement

FIX Protocol Ltd announces rebrand

Mon, 19/08/2013 - 16:11

FIX Protocol Ltd, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body for global financial trading, has changed its name to “FIX Trading Community”. »

Poland

Warsaw Stock Exchange and Aquis Exchange become business partners

Mon, 19/08/2013 - 14:38

Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE), the largest exchange in Central Europe, and Aquis Exchange, the proposed pan-European equities trading exchange, have entered into agreement to form an alliance. »

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BCS Prime Brokerage launches fastest trading connection between London and Moscow

Mon, 19/08/2013 - 11:09

BCS Prime Brokerage has launched the fastest ultra low latency data line yet between London and the Russian Exchange in Moscow. »

Trading screens

FlexTrade integrates with OTC Link ATS

Thu, 15/08/2013 - 15:01

FlexTrade Systems has completely integrated with OTC Link, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OTC Markets Group, to support trading and market making on OTC Link’s SEC registered alternative trading system, OTC Link ATS. »

Coal mine

First API5 OTC term deal trades arranged through Marex Spectron

Fri, 09/08/2013 - 06:04

Global commodities and financial markets brokerage Marex Spectron Group has completed the arrangement of a term deal for Australian 5500NAR high ash thermal coal, intended for delivery throughout 2014. »

John Kelly, chief operating officer at Liquidnet

Liquidnet expands CMS to European members

Wed, 07/08/2013 - 16:04

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, has expanded its commission management services (CMS) to members in Europe. »

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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. ... »

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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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North America

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. ... »

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