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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). »

Australia

LCH.Clearnet to extend interest rate swap clearing service to Australian banks

Tue, 02/07/2013 - 16:19

The Australian government has granted LCH.Clearnet an extension to its existing clearing and settlement facility licence enabling it to offer its SwapClear OTC interest rate swap clearing service directly to Australian banks. »

Rosette

Abel/Noser Solutions ranks world’s best brokerage firms

Tue, 02/07/2013 - 14:06

Abel/Noser Solutions (ANS) has released its annual Global Broker Performance Study, which ranks global brokerage firms on their ability to demonstrate best execution for clients and includes a breakdown of the top brokers in the North American, European and Asian Pacific regions. »

Clouds

Deutsche Börse launches marketplace for trading outsourced storage and computing capacity

Tue, 02/07/2013 - 11:27

Deutsche Börse is to launch a trading venue for outsourced storage and computing capacity – so called “cloud computing” resources – in early 2014. »

Electronic trading floor

Tradeweb volume grows in European fixed income markets

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 14:15

Tradeweb Markets, a provider of fixed income marketplaces, has seen a 34 per cent year-on-year increase in trade volume for European government bonds in the first half of 2013, and 31 per cent growth for European cash credit volume during the same period.   »

Scott Cutler, excecutive vice president and head of global listings at NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext is leader in global capital raising during first half 2013

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 10:08

During the first half of 2013, NYSE Euronext markets in the US and Europe raised USD28.5bn in total global proceeds in 72 initial public offerings (IPOs) and exceeded the combined proceeds raised on the next four world markets.  »

Stefan Lepp, head of global securities financing at Clearstream

Clearstream’s master agreement enables repo with multiple counterparties via just one contract

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 06:02

A new legal master agreement for triparty repo transactions has been developed by Clearstream to enable market participants to sign just one contract for multiple counterparties and speed up counterparty “marriage broking”. »

Liquidity

MarketAxess launches credit market Bid-Ask spread index

Fri, 28/06/2013 - 06:01

MarketAxess has launched an index to inform market participants of trends in liquidity and transaction costs in the credit markets. »

Trading screens

Quincy Data adds Nasdaq ETFs and extends latency advantage on Carteret-Aurora route

Wed, 26/06/2013 - 14:02

Quincy Data has added highly liquid exchange-traded funds to its Quincy Extreme Data (QED) service. »

Trading screens

Twelve FCMs now live on Traiana’s Harmony Network for Exchange Traded Derivatives

Wed, 26/06/2013 - 10:01

The total number of futures commission merchants (FCMs) on Traiana’s Harmony Network for Exchange Traded Derivatives (ETDs) has now reached 12. »

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Cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue, it is now a business issue. This is the conclusion of the experts and fund managers around the world whose opinions were polled for this landmark Hedgeweek Special Report, which outlines Best Practices for Cybersecurity in a fast-changing environment where managers need to keep several steps ahead of cyber criminals... »

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