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CBOE, C2SM and CFE trading volume totals 102.70 million contracts in April

Thu, 02/05/2013 - 14:13

April trading volume for options contracts on Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and C2 Options Exchange (C2SM) and futures contracts on CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) totalled 102.70 million contracts. »

Electronic trading floor

SmartStream supports SWIFT’s Global Electronic Trade Confirmation solution

Mon, 29/04/2013 - 16:16

SmartStream Technologies’ TLM Trade Process Management solution, which addresses the post-trade allocation, confirmation, clearing and settlement processes, now fully supports SWIFT’s Global Electronic Trade Communication (GETC) solution. »

Global currency

7Hedge launches FX services

Mon, 29/04/2013 - 12:04

7Hedge has launched exclusive FX services structured to provide clients in developing FX markets with dedicated access to an institutional network of Tier-1 solutions, previously reserved for global conglomerates. »

Electronic trading floor

BlackRock and MarketAxess create electronic trading solution in US credit markets

Wed, 24/04/2013 - 16:08

BlackRock and MarketAxess have formed an alliance to create a unified, open trading solution in the US credit markets. »

Tom Gavin, chief executive officer of Eze Software Group

Eze Software Group's RealTick EMS issued US patent for electronic trading

Thu, 18/04/2013 - 10:05

The US Patent and Trademark office has issued Patent Number 8,352,353 for Eze Software Group’s execution management system, the RealTick EMS. »

Trading screens

S&P Capital IQ’s Real Time Solutions releases advanced genetic algorithm capabilities

Thu, 18/04/2013 - 06:02

S&P Capital IQ’s Real Time Solutions has released its automated trading platform, QuantFACTORY 5.3.2, which includes a number of new features designed to help strengthen its overall capabilities and performance. »

Hartmut Graf, chief executive officer, Stoxx

Stoxx launches GC pooling indices in cooperation with Eurex Repo

Tue, 16/04/2013 - 16:00

Stoxx and Eurex Repo have launched the Stoxx GC Pooling index family, including the migration of the existing GC Pooling Indices calculated by Deutsche Börse into the new index family. »

Trading floor

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. »

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