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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). »

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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. »

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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). »

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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). »

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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). »

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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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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