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Liquidnet sees strong quarterly performance as block trading increases

Thu, 11/04/2013 - 14:10

Liquidnet, the institutional trading network, has seen strong quarterly performance globally. »

Traders

NYSE Liffe to launch equity options on NSI NV

Wed, 10/04/2013 - 14:02

NYSE Liffe, the European based derivatives business of NYSE Euronext, will add options on the shares of investment company NSI NV to its range of equity option classes. »

Traders

Hedge funds track equities to record level in Q1 2013

Mon, 08/04/2013 - 10:02

Hedge funds extended gains in March to conclude the first quarter of 2013 at record levels, tracking US equity performance, which also advanced to close the quarter at new highs. »

Trader

NYSE Euronext European derivatives ADV up nearly nine per cent

Fri, 05/04/2013 - 16:06

NYSE Euronext global derivatives average daily volume (ADV) in March 2013 of 8.1 million contracts was in line with March 2012, and represented a decrease of 7.8 per cent from February 2013 levels. »

Clock

CBOE Futures Exchange plans extended trading hours

Fri, 05/04/2013 - 12:00

CBOE Futures Exchange plans to expand CBOE Volatility Index (VIX index) futures trading hours – currently 7:00 am CT to 3:15 pm CT – in two phases, beginning in May. »

Financial graph

Five out of six Market Vectors investable hedge fund beta indices positive in March

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:04

Five out of six of Market Vectors investable hedge fund beta indices recorded positive returns in March, according to figures released by Market Vectors Index Solutions (MVIS). »

Traders

Average daily volume of 9.7 million contracts at Eurex Group in March

Wed, 03/04/2013 - 10:06

In March 2013, the international derivatives exchanges of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 9.7 million contracts, down from 10.1 million contracts in March 2012. »

Trader

Trading volume in VIX futures reaches new all-time high for third consecutive month

Tue, 02/04/2013 - 14:09

March 2013 was the third consecutive month in which total volume in futures on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) and total exchange-wide trading reached new all-time highs. »

Trading screens

Credit Suisse offers AES Options through PrimeTrade

Wed, 27/03/2013 - 10:06

AES Options single leg tactics for US listed equity, index and ETF options can now be accessed through PrimeTrade, Credit Suisse's global front end trading system for listed derivatives, US treasuries and foreign exchange. »

Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands Stock Exchange uses Xetra for trading securities

Tue, 26/03/2013 - 10:08

The Cayman Islands Stock Exchange (CSX) has migrated its electronic securities trading to Deutsche Börse’s Xetra trading system. »

Index

February a difficult month for hedge funds, says Newedge

Wed, 20/03/2013 - 14:08

February proved to be a difficult month for hedge funds, according to data released by Newedge, with eight of the firm’s suite of 11 hedge fund indices reporting negative returns for the month. »

Commodities

FTSE and DPT Capital launch series of long-short commodity indices

Wed, 20/03/2013 - 06:10

FTSE Group and DPT Capital Management have launched the FTSE Target Exposure Commodity Index Series, a series of rules-based long-short commodity indices derived from Professor John M Mulvey’s risk management and portfolio allocation approach – Dynamic Portfolio Tactics. »

Numbers and magnifying glass

February was modest month for hedge fund strategies, says Edhec-Risk

Tue, 19/03/2013 - 16:04

Equity-focused hedge fund strategies exhibited returns that were broadly consistent with market dynamics in February, according figures released by Edhec-Risk. »

Swiss flag

Calastone opens office in Switzerland

Tue, 19/03/2013 - 06:06

Calastone, the global fund transaction network, has opened a new office in Zurich, Switzerland. With over 400 customers and 2,500 active trading links in 17 domiciles Calastone now routes over GBP12bn of fund transactions per month through its global network. »

Judson Baker, product manager for derivatives and collateral management at Northern Trust

Northern Trust enhances operational support for central counterparty clearing of OTC derivatives

Thu, 14/03/2013 - 12:04

To help clients comply with new regulations intended to manage risk in the financial derivatives markets, Northern Trust has enhanced its systems to provide operational support for central clearing of certain over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives. »

SGX and PSE collaborate to develop Philippines derivatives market

SGX and PSE collaborate to develop Philippines derivatives market

Thu, 14/03/2013 - 06:00

Singapore Exchange (SGX) and The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate in the development of Philippines-linked derivatives products. »

Approved stamp

CFTC certifies BVMF futures contracts on MICEX, Hang Seng Index, FTSE/JSE Top 40 Index and BSE Sensitive

Wed, 13/03/2013 - 14:30

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Market Oversight has issued a letter advising the Bolsa de Valores, Marcadorias e Futuros (BVMF-Brazil) that its MICEX Index, Hang Seng Index, FTSE/JSE Top 40 Index, and the BSE Sensitive Index futures contracts submitted for review on 25 January, 2013, have now been deemed certified. »

Global currency

Options continues expansion with new FX trading destinations

Wed, 13/03/2013 - 12:45

Options, provider of the Options PIPE Private Financial Cloud, a managed infrastructure platform for the trading and alternative investment communities, has expanded connectivity to additional global foreign exchange markets and has upgraded connectivity between the major US trading venues. »

Risk

DTCC introduces settlement matching to reduce risk and boost intraday settlement finality

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:15

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has released details on how its depository subsidiary, The Depository Trust Company (DTC), will introduce Settlement Matching, bringing enhancements to the settlement process and further reducing settlement risk. »

Electronic trading floor

Exchange-traded derivatives trading volumes decrease 15 per cent in 2012

Fri, 08/03/2013 - 10:15

The number of exchange-traded derivatives (ETD) worldwide decreased in 2012 for the first time since 2004, falling by 15 per cent to 21 billion, according to statistics compiled by the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE). »

Traders

NYSE Euronext global derivatives ADV up down 7.6 per cent in February

Thu, 07/03/2013 - 16:04

NYSE Euronext has announced global derivatives average daily volume (ADV) of 8.8 million contracts in February 2013, an increase of 24.7 per cent compared to February 2012, but a decrease of 7.6 per cent month-over-month. »

Trader at screen

Eurex Clearing offers new “Omnibus Model” segregation service for the UK market

Thu, 07/03/2013 - 06:00

Eurex Clearing has expanded its suite of segregation services by offering a UK CASS-compliant Omnibus Clearing Model as an additional alternative. »

Index

Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index up 1.9 per cent in January

Wed, 06/03/2013 - 16:01

The Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index, an asset-weighted composite of nearly 1,000 hedge funds in the Morningstar Hedge Fund database, rose 1.9 per cent in January and advanced 6.3 per cent for the trailing 12 months. »

Down arrow

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index down 0.28 per cent in February

Wed, 06/03/2013 - 10:29

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed down 0.28 per cent in February as five of the seven index component strategies reported negative results for the month. »

Down arrow

Credit Suisse LAB Index down 0.16 per cent in February

Wed, 06/03/2013 - 06:03

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta (LAB) Index was down 0.16 per cent in February, according to Dr Jordan Drachman, head of alternative beta strategies at Credit Suisse. »

Electronic trading floor

MarketAxess completes acquisition of Xtrakter

Tue, 05/03/2013 - 14:21

MarketAxess, the operator of an electronic trading platform for US and European corporate bonds, emerging markets bonds and other types of fixed income securities, has completed its acquisition of Xtrakter a provider of regulatory transaction reporting, financial market data and trade matching services to the European securities markets.  »

Rob Lane, European Business Manager, Trading Solutions, at Interactive Data

Systematic traders can test the efficacy of new strategies

Mon, 04/03/2013 - 13:00

Interview with Rob Lane – “Our proposition revolves around market data and trading infrastructure. We can supply market data via consolidated or direct feed. How firms actually receive the content depends on the trading infrastructure,” explains Rob Lane (pictured), European Business Manager, Trading Solutions, at Interactive Data. »

Barney Dalton, Aspect Capital

If you’re driving a Porsche on the Autobahn, make sure you’ve got the right brakes

Mon, 04/03/2013 - 12:46

By James Williams – Last year witnessed an anticipated record high in quantitative (algorithmic) fund launches. As reported by the Financial Times recently, citing data provider Preqin, some 187 “quant” funds launched in 2011. Through the first six months of 2012, that number had already reached 95; the final figure is not yet known as its data normally has a six-month lag but Preqin’s Head of Hedge Funds, Amy Bensted was quoted as saying “We expect 2012 numbers to exceed those of 2011”. »

Wolfgang Eholzer, Head of Trading System Design for Eurex

New trading architecture improves data capacity

Mon, 04/03/2013 - 12:40

Interview with Wolfgang Eholzer – “One of our core beliefs is that we should offer at least two ways of hooking up to our system,” says Wolfgang Eholzer (pictured), Head of Trading System Design for Eurex. »

Henk D'Hoore, head of product, EMEA

Improved risk controls can give systematic trading firms and HFTs greater trading capacity

Mon, 04/03/2013 - 12:26

By James Williams – Technology vendors are constantly looking for ways to support increased activity in systematic trading. Trading firms, of which high frequency traders (HFTs) are but a sub-sect, are applying high precision engineering to shave millionths of a second off their latency profile. »

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