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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. »

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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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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. »

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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. »

Trader

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

Mon, 04/03/2013 - 11:47

Average daily volume (ADV), total volume and single-day volume in futures on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) reached all-time highs during February 2013. »

Traders

Turnover at Deutsche Börse’s cash markets at EUR93bn in February

Mon, 04/03/2013 - 10:18

Order book turnover on Xetra, the Xetra Frankfurt Specialist trading and Tradegate stood at EUR93bn in February (February 2012: EUR105.8bn). »

FTSE 100

FTSE launches the FTSE Implied Volatility Index Series

Thu, 28/02/2013 - 06:11

FTSE Group has launched the FTSE Implied Volatility Index Series (IVI), an end-of-day index series that measures the implied volatility of the FTSE 100 and FTSE MIB indices. »

Electronic trading floor

NAB Asset Servicing connects to Calastone

Tue, 26/02/2013 - 14:08

NAB Asset Servicing (NAS) has gone live on Calastone, the fund transaction network for the managed fund industry. »

Nicolas Breteau, chief executive at Newedge

Newedge clears first OTC IRS swap on Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Tue, 26/02/2013 - 12:11

Multi-asset brokerage and clearing specialist Newedge has cleared its first OTC interest rate swap (IRS) contract.  »

Trading screens

Saxo Bank launches SaxoMT4 platform for MetaTrader users

Mon, 25/02/2013 - 16:03

Online multi-asset investment specialist Saxo Bank is re-launching its MetaTrader 4 (MT4) platform with a new name, SaxoMT4. »

Currency cogs

Emerging markets hedge funds position for currency volatility

Mon, 25/02/2013 - 06:13

Emerging markets hedge funds posted strong gains to conclude 2012, which continued through early 2013, as stimulus measures in developed markets contributed to EM currency and equity market gains. »

Cancelled

EEX cancels EUA auction

Fri, 22/02/2013 - 14:13

The European Energy Exchange (EEX), in its capacity of the transitional auction platform for the Federal Republic of Germany, has cancelled Friday’s auction of EU Allowances (EUA) for the third trading period, because it would have cleared below the reserve price. »

Finance graph

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 2.07 per cent in January

Fri, 22/02/2013 - 10:02

Hedge funds, as measured by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, finished January up 2.07 per cent, with nine out of 10 strategies in positive territory. »

Peter Reitz, member of the Eurex executive board

Eurex Exchange lists four new MSCI index derivatives

Fri, 22/02/2013 - 06:00

The international derivatives marketplace Eurex Exchange will start listing new derivatives on global MSCI indices on 11 March. »

Moscow

ICMA publishes legal documentation in support of Russian repo market.

Thu, 21/02/2013 - 10:23

The International Capital Market Association (ICMA), a trade body for the international debt capital markets, has published a legal opinion on the enforceability and validity of the Global Master Repurchase Agreement (GMRA) in Russia. »

Announcement

SIX terminates Scoach cooperation contract

Wed, 20/02/2013 - 16:18

Scoach, the joint trading platform for structured products in Switzerland and Germany operated by SIX Swiss Exchange and Deutsche Börse, is to close after SIX terminated the cooperation contract between the two exchanges. »

Michael Spencer, group chief executive of ICAP

ICAP launches i-Swap in the US

Wed, 20/02/2013 - 14:46

ICAP has launched i-Swap, its electronic interest rate derivative platform in the US for trading of US Dollar interest rate swaps (IRS). »

Trading screens

Pine River selects FlexTrade for global multi-asset trading solution

Tue, 19/02/2013 - 11:29

Pine River Capital Management has deployed its Flex Trade Systems’ FlexTRADER EMS to facilitate trading for equities, FX and listed derivatives. »

European flags

European certificates market slightly weaker in Q4, says Eusipa

Tue, 19/02/2013 - 06:12

The turnover of investment certificates and leverage products traded on the European stock exchanges in the fourth quarter of 2012 was EUR20.7bn, or 13.4 per cent lower than in the third quarter of the year. »

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