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Traiana to expand direct connectivity for foreign exchange NDF clearing

Fri, 21/06/2013 - 06:01

Traiana, a provider of post-trade solutions, is to launch direct connectivity between Traiana’s Harmony CCP Connect and LCH.Clearnet’s foreign exchange clearing service, ForexClear, for non-deliverable forwards (NDFs) clearing.  »

Thomas Book, chief executive of Eurex Clearing

Eurex Clearing’s Lending CCP to extend covered markets and service scope

Wed, 19/06/2013 - 12:00

Eurex Clearing has extended the product and service scope of its Lending CCP, Europe’s first central counterparty (CCP) service for the bilateral securities lending market. »

Peter Reitz, member of the Eurex executive board

Eurex Exchange lists MSCI emerging markets index derivatives

Tue, 18/06/2013 - 11:43

The international derivatives market Eurex Exchange will introduce the second tranche of derivatives on global MSCI indices on 1 July.  »

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Traiana expands Harmony ClientLink into cash equities and fixed income

Fri, 14/06/2013 - 06:00

Traiana, a provider of post-trade and risk solutions, has expanded Harmony ClientLink’s cross-asset capability to the equities and fixed income markets with a number of brokers. »

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Accelize and Enyx launch FPGA-accelerated platform for ultra-low latency trading

Thu, 13/06/2013 - 10:13

Accelize and Enyx have launched a fully integrated, FPGA contained trading platform aimed at financial firms looking for high performance trading solutions. »

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Eurex Exchange completes migration to new trading architecture

Thu, 13/06/2013 - 10:08

Eurex Exchange is now operating entirely on Deutsche Börse Group’s global trading architecture. »

Liquidity

Abel/Noser relaunches monthly liquidity analysis

Thu, 13/06/2013 - 10:04

Abel/Noser has re-launched its monthly liquidity analysis that provides investors with trading information. »

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Major clearing brokers support Clearing Connectivity Standard

Tue, 11/06/2013 - 09:59

Four of the largest over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives clearing brokers have confirmed their support for the Clearing Connectivity Standard (CCS) initiative to standardise reporting for cleared OTC derivatives. »

Alasdair Haynes, chief executive, Aquis Exchange

Aquis Exchange selects Equinix London data centre

Fri, 07/06/2013 - 06:34

Aquis Exchange, the proposed pan European stock exchange, plans to establish its primary data centre at the Equinix LD4 International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre inside the Equinix London Slough campus. »

Charlotte Crosswell, chief executive of NLX

Nasdaq OMX NLX and SuperDerivatives to offer independent settlement pricing for interest rate derivatives

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 16:04

Nasdaq OMX NLX has partnered with SuperDerivatives to offer independent and transparent settlement pricing on its new London-based market for interest rate derivatives.  »

Michael Peters, member of the Eurex executive board

New services launched to support trading in VSTOXX derivatives

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 14:10

Eurex Exchange is offering new research tools via its website enabling interested investors to obtain a comprehensive insight into the world of analysis, valuation and trading of volatility derivatives. »

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MarketAxess reports trading volume of USD65.2bn in May

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 06:03

MarketAxess has reported total monthly trading volume for May 2013 of USD62.5bn on its electronic trading platform. »

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Capital markets unprepared for OTC derivatives central clearing, says SimCorp survey

Wed, 05/06/2013 - 12:09

Fifty three per cent of capital markets respondents are not ready to centrally clear interest rate and credit default swaps, according to a poll conducted by SimCorp. »

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ICAP launches i-Swap in Sterling

Mon, 03/06/2013 - 16:00

ICAP, a markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services, has begun trading in Sterling (GBP) on i-Swap, its electronic interest rate derivative platform. »

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European certificates market on the rise, says EUSIPA

Fri, 31/05/2013 - 14:18

The turnover of investment certificates and leverage products traded on European exchanges rose significantly in the first quarter of 2013. »

Nicolas Breteau, chief executive of Newedge

Newedge to clear interest rate swaps with LCH.Clearnet

Wed, 29/05/2013 - 12:00

Newedge UK and Newedge USA have both joined LCH.Clearnet’s SwapClear, the global clearing service for interest rate swaps.  »

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OTC Markets Group and Exchange Data International launch OTC Corporate Actions Data Service

Tue, 28/05/2013 - 10:57

OTC Markets Group, an operator of financial marketplaces for 10,000 US and global securities, and Exchange Data International (EDI), a provider of back- and front-office financial and securities data, have created the OTC Corporate Actions Data Service which will provide corporate action data for companies trading on the OTCQX, OTCQB and OTC Pink marketplaces. »

Michael Peters, member of the Eurex executive board

Eurex to roll-out its Euribor Futures initiative

Mon, 27/05/2013 - 12:03

The international derivatives marketplace Eurex Exchange is to start a new initiative to increase the attractiveness of its short-term interest rate derivatives segment by offering new trading and market making incentives for its Three-Month Euribor Futures. »

Volatility

CBOE begins disseminating volatility index on CME's 10-year US Treasury Note options contract

Mon, 27/05/2013 - 10:06

Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and CME Group have begun disseminating values for a new volatility benchmark index using futures options data on CME Group's 10-year US Treasury note contract. »

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FIX Protocol publishes updated guidelines for global post-trade processing

Mon, 20/05/2013 - 12:06

FIX Protocol Ltd (FPL), the non-profit, industry-driven standards body for the electronic trading community, has published updated recommended guidelines for the use of FIX for post-trade processing. »

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Wikipedia is early warning sign of stock market movements, says study

Mon, 20/05/2013 - 06:28

Wikipedia could have been used as early warning signs of stock market movements, according to a study published in Scientific Reports. Researchers led by Dr Suzy Moat, senior research fellow at Warwick Business School, found that changes in how often financially related pages were viewed on Wikipedia could have been linked to subsequent movements of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. »

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Celoxica launches new product range and raises additional capital

Fri, 17/05/2013 - 16:00

Celoxica, a provider of ultra low latency market data, order entry and pre-trade risk solutions for high frequency traders and brokers, has extended its hardware accelerated market data products with the launch of the Generic Book Accelerator (GBA) product line for the US market. »

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First FCM completes production testing with CreditLink for pre-trade clearing certainty

Wed, 15/05/2013 - 15:57

The first futures commission merchant (FCM) has completed production testing for Traiana’s central risk management infrastructure for swaps clearing. »

Michael Bodson, DTCC’s president and chief executive

DTCC and Euroclear to launch joint collateral service

Tue, 14/05/2013 - 06:01

Euroclear and The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) have signed a memorandum of understanding to create a joint collateral processing service which will significantly increase efficiency, reduce risk and support the growing collateral needs of industry participants.   »

Traders

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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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Hedge fund manager outlook on the AIFMD

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.  ... »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: Hedge Fund Administration

Hedge Fund Administration 2015

Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57

Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »

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Private debt in North America

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06

The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »

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