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RDX USD index derivatives reach one million traded contracts

Thu, 14/02/2013 - 06:04

Eurex Exchange has exceeded one million contracts traded in the RDX USD index futures and options since trading began on 19 March 2012. »

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FSI Group lists on AlphaMetrix

Wed, 13/02/2013 - 06:35

Hedge and private equity fund manager FSI Group has joined the AlphaMetrix TransparentFund platform. FSI Group will retain its existing service providers and enhance its already robust infrastructure by offering investors risk monitoring, reporting, customised transparency and a thorough background investigation via AlphaMetrix. »

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Eurex expands product offering on French government bonds

Mon, 11/02/2013 - 14:34

Eurex Exchange is to introduce a new interest rate future, the Mid-Term Euro-OAT Future, which is based on notional medium-term bonds issued by the Republic of France (Obligations Assimilables du Trésor – OAT), on 11 March 2013. »

Thomas Book, member of the Eurex executive board responsible for clearing

First hedge fund joins EurexOTC Clear for client clearing

Wed, 06/02/2013 - 16:12

The European hedge fund Whard Stewart Master Fund has joined the client-clearing services of the new EurexOTC Clear for Interest Rate Swaps (IRS). »

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Two of the largest European investment managers join EurexOTC Clear for client clearing

Wed, 06/02/2013 - 12:12

Two of the largest European investment managers, Insight Investment Management (Global) Limited in London and OFI Asset Management in Paris, have successfully begun client-clearing services of the EurexOTC Clear for Interest Rate Swaps (IRS). »

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Credit Suisse LAB Index up 1.10 per cent in January

Tue, 05/02/2013 - 14:09

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta (LAB) Index was up 1.10 per cent in January, according to Dr Jordan Drachman, head of alternative beta strategies at Credit Suisse. »

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BofA Merrill Lynch launches Instinct Natural

Tue, 05/02/2013 - 10:07

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has launched Instinct Natural, an enhancement to its alternative trading system (ATS) Instinct X, aimed at increasing opportunities to execute block trades while minimising market impact. »

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Trading volume at CBOE, C2SM and CFE totalled 89.02 million contracts in January

Mon, 04/02/2013 - 12:17

January 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 89.02 million contracts. »

Traders

Eurex Group sees average daily volume of 8.7 million contracts in January

Mon, 04/02/2013 - 10:04

In January 2013, the international derivatives exchanges of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 8.7 million contracts, compared with 8.2 million contracts in January 2012. »

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Citi to begin offering UK natural gas contracts in euros

Fri, 01/02/2013 - 06:36

Citi is launching a new product quoting UK natural gas contracts denominated in euros rather than British pounds. »

Research

TABB publishes US and European buy-side equity trading research data

Wed, 30/01/2013 - 06:40

Depleted wallets, order allocation, CSA and algo trends, regulations and top brokers point to similarities between the US and European markets, but wallets and regulation will cause divergence, says Miranda Mizen, TABB’s director of equities research. »

Stefan Lepp, head of global securities financing at Clearstream

Clearstream forms partnership with Belfius

Fri, 18/01/2013 - 14:09

Clearstream and Belfius have agreed to develop a new collateral management activity for bilateral trades, focusing on over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives and aimed primarily at corporates and medium-sized banks. »

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Eurex Repo offers long-term funding opportunities for GC Pooling and Euro Repo markets

Fri, 18/01/2013 - 09:51

Eurex Repo, the marketplace for international, electronic repo trading and secured funding, plans to extend the maximum term of tradable securities for the Eurex Repo markets such as GC Pooling and Euro Repo. »

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Saxo Bank launches FX prime brokerage solution

Thu, 17/01/2013 - 06:27

Saxo Bank, the multi-asset online trading and investment specialist, has launched Saxo Prime, its new FX prime brokerage solution offering institutional clients direct market access (DMA) to major FX liquidity providers and venues worldwide. »

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PFSOFT launches Protrader for Web

Mon, 14/01/2013 - 16:09

The PFSOFT company, a trading technology provider, has launched an enhanced web trading application. »

Traders

NYSE Euronext global derivatives ADV totalled 7.5 million contracts in December

Thu, 10/01/2013 - 14:26

NYSE Euronext global derivatives average daily volume (ADV) in December 2012 totalled 7.5 million contracts, a decrease of 0.2 per cent compared to December 2011 and a decrease of 8.0 per cent from November 2012 levels. »

Traders

BNY Mellon launches central securities depository

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 14:11

BNY Mellon has received regulatory approval to launch a new Issuer Central Securities Depository (CSD) entity that will offer market participants enhanced interoperability and efficiency in the global post-trade arena. »

Christian Reuss, chief executive of Scoach

Scoach retains highest turnover in structured products of all European exchanges

Fri, 04/01/2013 - 16:15

Scoach achieved a trading volume of EUR42.6bn in Zurich and Frankfurt in 2012. »

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DTCC SDR real-time reporting now live

Fri, 04/01/2013 - 16:03

All registered swap dealers active in credit and interest rate trading are now sending information to the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) swap data repository, DTCC Data Repository (DDR). »

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Celoxica launches CME/ICE and Liffe/Eurex futures trading platforms

Fri, 04/01/2013 - 06:05

Celoxica, a provider of ultra low latency market data and order entry solutions for high frequency traders, has launched its next generation hardware-accelerated, futures trading platform for firms executing low latency trading strategies on futures exchanges. »

CBOE Futures Exchange

2012 trading volume reaches all-time high at CBOE Futures Exchange

Thu, 03/01/2013 - 14:13

Total exchange-wide trading activity and trading volume in futures on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) reached new all-time highs during 2012. »

Index

Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up one per cent in December

Thu, 03/01/2013 - 12:07

The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up one per cent in December, bringing the yearly number to 5.63 per cent. »

Traders

Total trading volume at Eurex Group at 2.3 billion contracts in 2012

Thu, 03/01/2013 - 10:05

The international derivatives markets of Eurex Group ended 2012 with a turnover of approximately 2.3 billion contracts, compared with 2.8 billion in 2011. »

Trader

VIX index futures set new single-day volume record

Wed, 02/01/2013 - 12:08

CBOE Volatility Index (VIX index) futures set a new single-day volume record of 212,800 contracts (estimated) on 31 December 2012. »

Rates

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking joins EurexOTC Clear for interest rate swaps

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 17:07

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking has become a clearing member of EurexOTC Clear for Interest Rate Swaps (IRS). By joining this new CCP for OTC derivatives, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking and its clients will thus be able to prepare for the start of the clearing obligation in Europe. »

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LCH.Clearnet and NYSE Euronext reach agreement on cash equity clearing

Thu, 27/12/2012 - 06:00

LCH.Clearnet SA, the Paris-based clearing house of LCH.Clearnet Group, and NYSE Euronext have reached an agreement on the main terms and conditions of a six year clearing contract with respect to NYSE Euronext’s continental cash equities markets. »

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Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 0.64 per cent in November.

Mon, 24/12/2012 - 12:00

Hedge funds, as measured by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, finished November up 0.64 per cent, with nine out of 10 strategies in positive territory. »

Traders

IntercontinentalExchange and NYSE Euronext enter clearing services agreement

Fri, 21/12/2012 - 11:42

ICE Clear Europe and Liffe Administration and Management have entered into a clearing services agreement by which ICE Clear Europe will provide clearing services to the London market of NYSE Liffe. »

Michael Spencer, group chief executive officer of ICAP

ICAP takes equity stake in iSwap

Thu, 20/12/2012 - 14:17

Interdealer broker and post trade risk services provider ICAP has taken an equity stake in iSwap, a trading platform for interest rate swaps. »

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Institutional brokers modestly bullish in Q4 2012, says TIM Group

Thu, 20/12/2012 - 11:53

Institutional stock brokers continued to be modestly bullish throughout the fourth quarter of 2012, continuing the trend from the end the third quarter which bodes well for the first quarter of 2013, according to a survey by TIM Group. »

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Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook – Augst 2015

In this excerpt from Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook, we take a closer look at the level of competition in the industry today and use our latest survey results to reveal fund manager predictions for asset growth for the rest of 2015. ... »

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The Preqin Special Report: Private Debt Fund Manager Outlook features exclusive survey results drawn from over 100 private debt fund managers worldwide. This extract discusses what fund managers have highlighted as the biggest issues facing the industry and their views on regulation. ... »

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Cybersecurity for Hedge Funds

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue, it is now a business issue. This is the conclusion of the experts and fund managers around the world whose opinions were polled for this landmark Hedgeweek Special Report, which outlines Best Practices for Cybersecurity in a fast-changing environment where managers need to keep several steps ahead of cyber criminals... »

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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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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, 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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