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Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index up 0.33 per cent in November

Fri, 07/12/2012 - 06:00

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 0.33 per cent in November as six of the seven index component strategies reported positive results for the month. »

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Credit Suisse LAB index down 0.24 per cent in November

Wed, 05/12/2012 - 16:09

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index was down 0.24 per cent in November, according to Jordan Drachman, head of alternative beta strategies at Credit Suisse. »

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EEX natural gas market totalled 7,388,020 MWh in November

Wed, 05/12/2012 - 14:08

The total trading volume on the European Energy Exchange (EEX) natural gas market amounted to 7,388,020 MWh in November. »

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Eurex Exchange launches derivatives trading system

Wed, 05/12/2012 - 11:50

Eurex Exchange, the derivatives arm of Deutsche Börse Group, has launched what it believes to be the world’s most advanced trading system. »

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NYSE Liffe expands Bclear service to include fixed income products

Tue, 04/12/2012 - 06:40

NYSE Liffe, the European derivatives business of NYSE Euronext, has expanded Bclear, the exchange’s trade confirmation, administration and clearing service, to include fixed income products. »

Edward T Tilly, CBOE Holdings, president and COO

CFE to launch S&P 500 Variance Futures on 10 December

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 18:59

CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE) plans to launch trading in S&P 500 Variance futures on Monday, 10 December. The S&P 500 Variance futures contract, like over-the-counter (OTC) variance swaps, allows users to trade the difference between the implied and realized variance of the S&P 500 Index. »

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EEX concludes contract with Hungary for auctioning of Phase II allowances

Thu, 29/11/2012 - 06:25

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) has completed a contract agreement with the Hungarian Ministry of National Development for the auctioning of EU Allowances (EUA) for the second trading period of the EU ETS. »

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Interactive Data enhances Feed Handler to improve performance and reduce costs

Tue, 27/11/2012 - 06:08

Interactive Data, a provider of managed ultra-low latency infrastructure and market data services designed to facilitate electronic trading, has launched a new version of the Interactive Data RMDS Feed Handler, capable of delivering a lower latency consolidated data feed at a reduced total cost of ownership. »

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Deutsche Bank adds Coeli Spektrum strategy to dbSelect

Mon, 26/11/2012 - 16:05

Coeli has launched its second programme on dbSelect, Deutsche Bank’s platform for accessing liquid hedge fund strategies. »

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DJ Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index down 0.18 per cent in October

Wed, 21/11/2012 - 14:25

Hedge funds, as measured by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, finished October down 0.18 per cent, with five out of 10 strategies in positive territory. »

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Hedge fund strategies see mixed results in October

Tue, 20/11/2012 - 12:12

The performance of hedge fund strategies exposed exclusively to equity-related risk factors remained positive despite October’s challenging market environment thanks to a strong dynamic alpha, according to the Edhec-Risk Alternative Indexes. »

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Hedge funds gain USD3.4bn in September 2012

Mon, 19/11/2012 - 06:12

The hedge fund industry took in USD3.4bn (0.2 per cent of assets) in September, building on a USD7.7bn inflow in August, according to a report by BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research.  »

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Eurex Clearing launches EurexOTC Clear for interest rate swaps

Thu, 15/11/2012 - 16:20

Eurex Clearing’s EurexOTC Clear for Interest Rate Swaps (IRS) successfully went live on 13 November 2012. »

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NYSE Euronext trading volumes hit by Hurricane Sandy

Wed, 14/11/2012 - 06:00

The industry decision to close the US markets for two trading days due to Hurricane Sandy resulted in a nine per cent decrease in the number of trading days in October 2012 for NYSE Euronext’s US cash equity and equity options markets. »

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High-frequency traders do not manipulate markets, says CMCRC

Tue, 13/11/2012 - 06:06

Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC), the Australian independent academic centre for capital market research, has shown that there is no link between high-frequency trading (HFT) and market manipulation, based on a new report using mathematical models for market abuse. »

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RICI Index adds NYSE Liffe’s Robusta Coffee and Cocoa Futures contracts

Mon, 12/11/2012 - 16:06

NYSE Liffe’s Robusta Coffee and Cocoa Futures contracts will be added to the Rogers International Commodity Index (RICI) for the first time. »

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New daily record in the Eurex KOSPI Product on 7 November

Fri, 09/11/2012 - 06:10

The Eurex KOSPI Product traded 352,562 contracts on 7 November 2012 – a new daily record since the June 2012 introduction of the 500,000 KRW contract multiplier. »

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NYSE Euronext announces 2013 holiday calendar for European markets

Thu, 08/11/2012 - 16:17

NYSE Euronext has announced the 2013 holiday calendar and early closing dates for its European markets. »

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DTCC processed nearly USD19trn in securities transactions during Superstorm week

Thu, 08/11/2012 - 14:09

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) processed approximately USD19trn in securities transactions last week during the events of Superstorm Sandy. »

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Eurex Clearing to launch central clearing service for bilateral securities lending market

Tue, 06/11/2012 - 06:13

Eurex Clearing is to go live with Europe’s first central counterparty (CCP) service for the bilateral securities lending market on 22 November. »

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Total VIX Futures volume reaches new all-time high In October

Fri, 02/11/2012 - 13:27

Total monthly volume in futures on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) reached an all-time high for a second consecutive month in October 2012.  »

Monica Singer, chief executive, Strate

Strate selects TCS BaNCS for fixed income depository operations

Fri, 02/11/2012 - 06:12

Strate (The Licensed Central Securities Depository for electronic settlement of Financial Instruments in South Africa) is to replace its current bond market system UNEXcor with the Market Infrastructure solution from the TCS BaNCS product suite. »

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Horizon to document impact of MF Global and PFG liquidations

Thu, 01/11/2012 - 10:03

Horizon Cash Management is surveying commodity trading advisers (CTAs) and commodity pool operators (CPOs) to document the impact of the MF Global and Peregrine Financial Group (PFG) liquidations on the managed futures industry and its investors. »

Yves Charles, chief executive, NovaSparks

Orc integrates ultra-low latency deterministic market data feeds from NovaSparks

Wed, 31/10/2012 - 06:27

Orc clients can now use high speed FPGA data feeds from NovaSparks. »

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Asset Match acquires Sharemark

Mon, 29/10/2012 - 10:24

Asset Match, the UK’s first electronic platform for trading shares in private companies, has acquired Sharemark, the online stock market for smaller listed and non-listed companies, for an undisclosed sum.  »

Constantinos Antoniades, chief executive of Vega-Chi

Vega-Chi launches first credit ATS for institutional investors

Thu, 25/10/2012 - 14:01

Vega-Chi US has launched the only high-yield bond trading platform solely for institutional investors. »

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ISDA to further develop CCS with Sapient Global Markets

Thu, 25/10/2012 - 10:14

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) is supporting the Clearing Connectivity Standard (CCS), an industry standard that helps improve over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives reporting and communication for asset managers, futures commission merchants (FCMs), central counterparties (CCPs) and custodians. »

Gavin Little-Gill, acting as managing director of Linedata North America

Linedata signs Vertex One Asset Management for Linedata Global Hedge

Tue, 23/10/2012 - 09:31

Canadian investment firm Vertex One Asset Management is the latest client to sign up for Linedata’s newly launched Linedata Global Hedge hosted platform. »

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Global Farming Index feeds hungry and generates returns, says Indixis

Wed, 17/10/2012 - 06:10

Investment into global farm production has not only generated high returns for investors over the past year, but will be increasingly necessary in the fight to avert global food shortages. »

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Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 1.04 per cent in September

Tue, 16/10/2012 - 12:08

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 1.04 per cent for the month of September. »

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