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Globe and clock

NYSE Euronext sets date for completing acquisition by IntercontinentalExchange

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 10:08

NYSE Euronext has provided a statement and timeline for the completion of its acquisition by IntercontinentalExchange (ICE), an operator of global markets and clearing houses. »

Approved stamp

ESMA approves DTCC trade repository in Europe

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 06:08

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has approved DTCC’s Derivatives Repository Limited (DDRL) to operate a multi-asset class derivatives repository in Europe. »

Clock

Countdown to EMIR reporting begins



Fri, 08/11/2013 - 16:03

The first trade repositories need to begin European Market and Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) reporting for all derivative counterparties in February 2014, according to the European Securities and Markets Authorities (ESMA).

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Mark Beeston, chief executive of portfolio risk services for ICAP

ICAP and Interactive Data form collaboration for OTC data distribution

Fri, 08/11/2013 - 12:07

ICAP and Interactive Data Corporation have formed a new collaboration for over-the-counter data distribution. »

Gas ring

PEGAS reports strong increase in spot and futures volumes

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:19

A total volume of 22.5 TWh was traded on PEGAS, the natural gas platform formed by cooperation between the European Energy Exchange (EEX) and Powernext, and cleared by European Commodity Clearing (ECC) in October 2013. »

Bud Daleiden, Eze Software

Eze Software’s RealTick EMS integrates CQG order routing network to expand futures connectivity

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 12:14

CQG’s Continuum Order Routing Network is now available in Eze Software’s multi-broker, cross-asset electronic execution platform, the RealTick EMS. »

Sam Priyadarshi, head of fixed income derivatives at Vanguard

Buy-side welcomes swap futures as OTC market undergoes structural reform

Wed, 06/11/2013 - 13:06

By James Williams – “At Vanguard we view swap futurisation as a positive development. It is another step in the trend towards convergence of how fixed income securities are traded electronically. Whether its swaps or swap futures, going forward you will have to trade them electronically,” says Sam Priyadarshi (pictured), head of fixed income derivatives at Vanguard. »

Trader at screen

CameronTec integrates FIX platform with Object Trading’s global DMA platform

Wed, 06/11/2013 - 12:00

CameronTec has integrated its FIX platform with the Object Trading’s global DMA platform for equity, derivative and FX markets. »

Electronic trading floor

Newedge to join forces with GMEX Group

Wed, 06/11/2013 - 09:09

Multi-asset brokerage and clearing specialist Newedge is to join forces with Global Markets Exchange Group International (GMEX Group). »

Linked hands

ICAP Futures and Options joins Traiana Harmony Network

Tue, 05/11/2013 - 14:22

ICAP Futures and Options, the financial futures business of ICAP plc, has selected Traiana’s Harmony Network for its client connectivity layer. »

Green light

Aquis Exchange gets FCA MTF green light

Tue, 05/11/2013 - 10:29

Aquis Exchange, the proposed pan-European trading exchange, has received approval from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to begin trading as a multilateral trading facility (MTF). »

Electronic trading floor

BATS Chi-X Europe welcomes initial customers to new trade reporting service

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 10:08

BATS Chi-X Europe, the pan-European recognised investment exchange, is in the process of on-boarding customers to BXTR, a suite of on- and off-exchange trade reporting services. »

Trading screens

TriOptima launches UTI pairing functionality for OTC derivative trades

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 06:03

TriOptima has launched a UTI (Unique Trade ID) pairing functionality to assist firms preparing for the European trade repository reporting effective February 2014.  »

CME Group

Is there a better way to trade Swap Spreads?

Thu, 31/10/2013 - 00:00

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". »

Gas ring

First trade in Italian power futures registered on EEX

Wed, 30/10/2013 - 06:03

The first trading transaction in Italian power futures has been registered on the European Energy Exchange (EEX) for clearing via the European Commodity Clearing (ECC). »

Electronic trading floor

Options partners with Redline to deliver managed equities and options trading platform

Tue, 29/10/2013 - 16:00

Options is expanding its partnership with Redline Trading Solutions, a provider of low-latency market data and order execution solutions, to offer a fully managed ticker plant for options and equities. »

Trader at screen

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.  »

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