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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. »

Russian flag

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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NYSE Euronext global derivatives ADV up 3.2 per cent

Wed, 07/08/2013 - 14:10

NYSE Euronext has reported global derivatives average daily volume (ADV) of 6.4 million contracts, excluding Bclear, in July 2013, an increase of 3.2 per cent compared to July 2012 but a decrease of 27.1 per cent from June 2013. »

Edward T Tilly, CBOE Holdings chief executive

CBOE Holdings reports all-time record quarterly results for Q2 2013

Mon, 05/08/2013 - 14:00

CBOE Holdings has reported second quarter 2013 net income allocated to common stockholders of USD45.5m, or USD0.52 per diluted share, compared with USD37.9m, or USD0.44 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2012. »

Survey

Hedgebay continues to develop secondary market for hedge funds

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 12:35

Hedgebay has published the results of a survey conducted amongst its high profile hedge fund, institutional and banking clients designed to pinpoint potential improvements that could be made in secondary market trading. »

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VIX futures trading volume up 53 per cent in July

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 10:20

July 2013 trading volume for futures on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) increased 53 per cent over July 2012, while year-to-date volume through the end of July has nearly surpassed the total volume for all of 2012.  »

Traders

Eurex sees average daily volume of 6.8 million contracts in July

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 10:19

The international derivatives markets of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 6.8 million contracts in July, down from 8.1 million in July 2012. »

Electronic trading floor

Buy-side firms unprepared for new trading mechanisms, says State Street report

Wed, 31/07/2013 - 16:03

Buy-side firms are unprepared for new trading mechanisms, costs and increased complexity and should partner with established providers to adapt to an evolved OTC derivatives marketplace, according to research commissioned by State Street. »

Gas

Sapient Global Markets and European Energy Exchange to enable REMIT regulatory reporting

Wed, 31/07/2013 - 10:04

Sapient Global Markets has become a certified implementation partner of the European Energy Exchange (EEX) to facilitate regulatory reporting in the European energy wholesale markets. »

Volatility

Range-bound volatility forcing buy-side options traders to be more precise, says TABB

Tue, 30/07/2013 - 16:34

Range-bound volatility creates challenging market conditions for US options traders, forcing them into a more aggressive stance in a search for returns, says TABB Group in its seventh annual benchmark options trading study. »

Clock

CBOE Futures Exchange’s extended hours to begin in late September

Tue, 30/07/2013 - 16:04

The first phase of CBOE Futures Exchange’s plans to expand CBOE Volatility Index (VIX index) futures trading hours will begin in late September, with the second phase to begin in the weeks that follow. »

Alasdair Haynes, chief executive of Aquis Exchange

Aquis Exchange to offer access via BT Radianz cloud

Tue, 30/07/2013 - 06:02

Aquis Exchange, the proposed pan-European stock exchange, will allow its members to access its trading platform via the BT Radianz Cloud.   »

Jigsaw pieces

First trade delivered through Traiana’s Harmony CCP Connect link to LCH.Clearnet

Mon, 29/07/2013 - 11:07

The first interdealer non deliverable forward (NDF) trade has been delivered to LCH.Clearnet’s ForexClear service through the recently established link with Traiana’s Harmony CCP Connect. »

Gas ring

EEX to migrate natural gas spot markets on 28 August

Thu, 25/07/2013 - 14:30

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) continues to migrate its natural gas products onto PEGAS, the common gas trading platform of EEX and Powernext. »

Mark Pumfrey, head of EMEA, Liquidnet

Deutsche Börse and Liquidnet cooperate to make block trading of German equities more efficient

Fri, 19/07/2013 - 06:47

Deutsche Börse is to launch a new block trading service on Xetra MidPoint on 29 July and has named Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, as the block agent for the new service. »

Trading screens

Traiana CreditLink for swaps trade certainty gains momentum

Wed, 17/07/2013 - 23:07

Traiana’s pre-trade clearing certainty initiative continues to gain momentum and has received the support of leading futures commissions merchants (FCMs) and trading venues. »

Adam Sussman, partner, TABB

Hedge fund trading changes to withstand greater scrutiny and tougher markets, says TABB

Wed, 17/07/2013 - 17:00

Regulatory scrutiny by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the brutal dogfight for scarce alpha are pushing US hedge funds to implement a more rigorous and formalised trading process, according to a study from TABB Group. »

Currency cogs

Tarpon Trading launches on Horton Point platform.

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 12:06

Tarpon Trading a global macro foreign exchange manager, has launched its currency trading programme on the Horton Point incubation platform.  »

Investments

ISDX launches new admissions criteria for ISDX Growth Market companies

Mon, 08/07/2013 - 10:37

The ICAP Securities & Derivatives Exchange (ISDX) has launched new admissions criteria for companies wanting to apply for admission to the ISDX Growth Market. »

Traders

June 2013 busiest month on record for VIX futures trading at CFE

Mon, 08/07/2013 - 06:04

June 2013 was the most active trading month for futures on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) in exchange history.  »

Five

LuxCSD appoints fifth partner bank

Thu, 04/07/2013 - 06:29

LuxCSD, Luxembourg’s central securities depository, has now designated five banks as its LPAs – Banque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat, Banque Internationale à Luxembourg, BNP Paribas Securities Services, Caceis Bank and Citi – to support the issuance process of domestic and international securities. »

Trader

MarketAxess monthly trading volume totals USD68.6bn in June

Wed, 03/07/2013 - 14:22

MarketAxess, the operator of an electronic trading platform for fixed income securities and the provider of market data and post-trade services for the global fixed income markets, has reported total monthly trading volume for June 2013 of USD68.6bn. »

Traders

Eurex Group reports ADV of 10.8 million contracts in June

Wed, 03/07/2013 - 06:01

The international derivatives exchanges of Eurex Group achieved an average daily volume of 10.8 million contracts in June (June 2012: 11.0 million). »

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