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John Nixon, ICAP

ICAP files swap execution facility application with CFTC

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 10:05

ICAP SEF (US) has filed its application to be a swap execution facility (SEF) with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act. »

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European certificates market continues to rise

Tue, 03/09/2013 - 16:01

The second quarter of 2013 saw a strong increase in turnover in investment certificates and leverage products on the European exchanges, influenced in particular by the volatility of the European financial markets. »

Euros

Turnover at Deutsche Börse’s cash markets at EUR84.6bn in August

Tue, 03/09/2013 - 12:02

Order book turnover on Xetra, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and Tradegate stood at EUR84.6bn in August 2013 compared with EUR86.6bn in August 2012. »

Spotlight

Equity dark trading volume exceeds 10 per cent as MiFID II trialogue meeting looms

Tue, 03/09/2013 - 10:01

European politicians may want greater transparency but by pushing all equity market order flow onto traditional primary “lit” exchanges, they may well risk harming the pension funds and retail investors they want to protect due to poor trade execution. »

Thomas Book, chief executive of Eurex Clearing

DZ BANK AG new clearing member in EurexOTC Clear

Mon, 02/09/2013 - 14:16

Eurex Clearing has welcomed DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank, Frankfurt/Main, as a new member of EurexOTC Clear for Interest Rate Swaps (IRS). »

Trading screens

SimCorp poll reveals continued failures in buy-side derivatives processing

Fri, 30/08/2013 - 12:08

A concerning number of buy-side firms still rely on legacy systems even as they seek to generate alpha through alternative investment strategies, according to research carried out by SimCorp. »

Two fingers

Two trading advisors join Sciens MAP

Wed, 28/08/2013 - 12:10

Assets on the Sciens Managed Account Platform (MAP) are up 35 per cent year-on-year to end June 2013, with two new trading advisors added to the platform – US-based Revolution Capital Management and Japan’s Stats Investment Management.  »

Currency cogs

Moscow Exchange and Eurex to cooperate on FX trading

Thu, 22/08/2013 - 12:12

Moscow Exchange and Eurex, the derivatives arm of Deutsche Börse Group, have signed a cooperation agreement for the trading of foreign exchange (FX) derivatives. »

Traders

Over 600,000 trades submitted to clearing via MarkitSERV following CFTC mandate

Wed, 21/08/2013 - 14:20

More than 600,000 trades have been submitted to clearinghouses by MarkitSERV in the period between 11 March, when the Commodity Futures Trading Commission made clearing of certain over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives mandatory, and the end of July.  »

Electronic trading floor

Options adds new venues and feeds in Europe and the US

Wed, 21/08/2013 - 12:01

Options, the private financial cloud provider for the capital markets industry, has further expanded its connectivity to a number of key trading venues, in addition to adding a number of new data feeds to the Options PIPE Platform. »

Cayman Islands

CSX issues new listing rules

Tue, 20/08/2013 - 12:01

New listing rules for equities and investment funds have been issued by the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange (CSX) as a further development of its upgrade to the Deutsche Boerse’s Xetra trading platform.  »

Announcement

FIX Protocol Ltd announces rebrand

Mon, 19/08/2013 - 16:11

FIX Protocol Ltd, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body for global financial trading, has changed its name to “FIX Trading Community”. »

Poland

Warsaw Stock Exchange and Aquis Exchange become business partners

Mon, 19/08/2013 - 14:38

Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE), the largest exchange in Central Europe, and Aquis Exchange, the proposed pan-European equities trading exchange, have entered into agreement to form an alliance. »

Russian flag

BCS Prime Brokerage launches fastest trading connection between London and Moscow

Mon, 19/08/2013 - 11:09

BCS Prime Brokerage has launched the fastest ultra low latency data line yet between London and the Russian Exchange in Moscow. »

Trading screens

FlexTrade integrates with OTC Link ATS

Thu, 15/08/2013 - 15:01

FlexTrade Systems has completely integrated with OTC Link, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OTC Markets Group, to support trading and market making on OTC Link’s SEC registered alternative trading system, OTC Link ATS. »

Coal mine

First API5 OTC term deal trades arranged through Marex Spectron

Fri, 09/08/2013 - 06:04

Global commodities and financial markets brokerage Marex Spectron Group has completed the arrangement of a term deal for Australian 5500NAR high ash thermal coal, intended for delivery throughout 2014. »

John Kelly, chief operating officer at Liquidnet

Liquidnet expands CMS to European members

Wed, 07/08/2013 - 16:04

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, has expanded its commission management services (CMS) to members in Europe. »

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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. »

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