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CFTC issues Order of Registration for Tokyo Commodity Exchange

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 10:00

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) has issued an Order of Registration to the Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM), a Foreign Board of Trade located in Tokyo, Japan.   »

Singapore Stock Exchange

SGX’s next-generation derivatives trading and clearing platform to use Nasdaq technology

Fri, 02/01/2015 - 14:00

Singapore Exchange will upgrade its derivatives trading and clearing platforms to further strengthen Singapore’s market infrastructure and to support the strong volume growth in SGX’s derivatives business. »

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SunGard launches TCA solution for FX trading

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 18:00

SunGard has launched an independent, real-time transaction cost analysis (TCA) solution for foreign exchange (FX) trading to help traders, corporate treasurers and portfolio managers understand the quality of their executions.  »

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Eurex waives fees for EURIBOR futures

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 15:00

Eurex Exchange has launched a new initiative – including a four-month fee holiday for EURIBOR futures – designed to further enhance the appeal of its short-term interest rate derivatives suite. »

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Eurex and GMEX cooperate in swap futures trading and clearing

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 09:00

Eurex is to license Global Markets Exchange Group’s (GMEX) Euro-denominated Constant Maturity Future (CMF) for trading via Eurex’s Multilateral Trade Registration (MTR) service and clearing on Eurex Clearing. »

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Clearstream and BNP Paribas Securities Services team up for TARGET2-Securities

Fri, 05/12/2014 - 11:00

Eight months after announcing their plans to develop a new asset servicing model for TARGET2-Securities (T2S), Clearstream and BNP Paribas Securities Services have signed a partnership agreement.  »

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Neonet joins REDI’s broker network

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 15:45

Neonet Securities has joined REDI’s broker network, providing mutual clients seamless access to Neonet’s suite of execution tools using the REDIPlus trade management platform. »

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Deutsche Bank and BayernLB execute first OTC trades on Bloomberg to clear at Eurex Clearing

Tue, 02/12/2014 - 06:00

Deutsche Bank and BayernLB have executed the first trades on Bloomberg to be cleared via EurexOTC Clear for IRS.  »

S&P Capital IQ Special Report

Can credit signals be a canary in the coalmine for equity investors?

Fri, 28/11/2014 - 12:01

In this report S&P Capital IQ examines how credit events can impact on the price of equities. The results are compelling. The report looks at the relationship between credit indicators and equity back-tested returns. ​ »

Singapore

SGX to launch bond trading platform

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 15:35

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is to launch a bond trading platform by mid-2015. It will initially trade Asian corporate bonds in G3 currencies, with Asian local currencies to follow.  »

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RARE Global Infrastructure Funds available on Calastone’s network

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 15:45

RARE, the Australian Infrastructure Investment Manager, has chosen Calastone to automate their global funds transactions. »

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Commission pool for European equities remains challenged while electronic trading continues to grow

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 12:45

Brokers facing the challenges of reduced trading revenues in European equities and new regulatory initiatives are also under pressure from the continued migration of trading business to lower-margin electronic execution. »

Merger

FIX Trading Community focuses on high performance

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 16:15

FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, standards body at the heart of global financial trading, has combined all initiatives for the support of FIX for high performance trading and market data into a single working group. »

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Parabellum Markets chooses FlexTrade for white label FX and liquidity aggregation

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 15:30

Parabellum Markets has deployed FlexTrade Systems MaxxTrader as its full STP and white label FX trading system to aggregate liquidity and process Spot currencies, Forwards, NDFs, Swaps and Precious Metals. »

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Convergex introduces first new ADR depositary in nearly 20 years

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 06:00

Convergex has become the first financial institution to establish a new ADR Depositary for the marketplace in almost 20 years.  »

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REDI adds Evercore ISI to multi-broker network

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 11:30

REDI Holdings has added Evercore ISI Institutional Equities’ (Evercore ISI) electronic execution platform to the REDI multi-broker network. »

Simon Broch, AlphaDealing

The future of trading desks

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 13:54

By Simon Broch, AlphaDealing – Arguably, the Trading Desk is at the heart of the investment manager.  Why then do so many new start-ups not invest in a dedicated trading desk? »

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Calastone appoints Cristóbal Conde as chairman

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 06:00

Global funds transaction network Calastone has appointed Cris Conde as the firm’s new Chairman of the Board. »

Singapore

Deutsche Börse to be exclusive global licensor of Cleartrade Exchange’s market data products

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 13:02

Deutsche Börse Market Data + Services will now disseminate and be the exclusive licensor of real-time market data for key commodity derivatives products traded on Cleartrade Exchange. »

Traders

US futures exchange volumes increased sharply in September, says TABB

Wed, 12/11/2014 - 06:00

US futures exchange volumes increased sharply in September 2014, bringing year-to-date volume to 2.3 billion contracts, according to TABB Group. »

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Yuanta Securities go live on Calastone network

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 16:56

Taiwanese distributor, Yuanta Securities has become the first securities firm in Taiwan to adopt automation by going live on the Calastone global transaction network. »

Renminbi

Clearstream to offer settlement and custody for China A-shares

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 16:03

A new joint programme between the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) will allow non-resident investors to invest in Chinese companies whose shares are listed on the SSE and denominated in Renminbi only, so-called "China A-shares", without having to apply for a status as a Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) or Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII). »

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Liquidity Alliance will provide worldwide collateral access to T2S

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:01

When the European Central Bank’s pan-European settlement platform TARGET2-Securities (T2S) goes live in waves from 2015 to 2017, Liquidity Alliance members will benefit from access to the resulting pan-European liquidity pool. »

Singapore

SGX market disruption caused by ‘uninterruptible’ power supply failure

Thu, 06/11/2014 - 16:01

Wednesday’s outage at the Singapore Exchange (SGX), which disrupted trading activity for several hours, was caused by a malfunction in the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems deployed at the SGX data centre. »

Singapore

Clearstream and Standard Chartered Bank launch collateral management service for Singapore

Wed, 05/11/2014 - 12:03

Just 18 months after starting development work, Clearstream and Standard Chartered Bank have now implemented a collateral management service for Singapore. »

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GMEX Group and Tradition form partnership

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 11:37

Global Derivatives Indices (GDI) has formed a strategic partnership with Tradition, the interdealer broking arm of Compagnie Financière Tradition, to use prices from Trad-X to calculate a new USD version of GDI’s Constant Maturity Index (CMI). »

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Bloomberg launches List trading tool for Interest Rate Swaps

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 11:07

Bloomberg’s multi-asset swap execution facility, Bloomberg SEF LLC, has launched a List trading tool for Interest Rate Swaps (IRS). »

Number 6

Exclusive invitation to S&P Capital IQ’s 6th London Alpha Series Event – Using Cross Asset Signals In Equity Markets


Thu, 30/10/2014 - 16:05

Hedgeweek is working in collaboration with S&P Capital IQ on its forthcoming “6th Alpha Series Event” entitled: Using Cross Asset Signals In Equity Markets.  »

Rapeseed

Euronext launches rapeseed derivatives solution

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 14:01

Euronext is planning to launch a full rapeseed derivatives solution on 14 November 2014, which will allow the industry to trade individual futures and options contracts for rapeseed grain, meal and oil. »

Volatility

Eurex Exchange strengthens offering in volatility derivatives

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 12:23

Eurex Exchange continues to ensure market support for its recently launched listed variance futures contract, which is based on the EURO STOXX 50, the most prominent equity index in Europe. »

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