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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. »

Trading screens

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. »

Trading screens

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. »

Wheat

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. »

Up arrow

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. »

Managed futures

Barclay CTA Index down 0.69 per cent in September

Tue, 16/10/2012 - 10:09

Managed futures lost 0.69 per cent in September, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Jeff Bandman, head of partnerships and alliances at SwapClear

LCH.Clearnet launches global consultancy

Thu, 11/10/2012 - 10:03

LCH.Clearnet's interest rate swap (IRS) clearing service, SwapClear, has launched the industry's first certification programme for consultancy firms preparing market participants for the implementation of centralised OTC clearing. »

Currency signs

Newedge launches enhanced FX prime brokerage platform

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 14:23

Newedge has launched an enhanced foreign exchange prime brokerage platform offering institutional clients access to the global currency market - the largest, most liquid market in the world. »

Trading screens

Hedge funds cut trading desk budgets, says Greenwich Associates

Tue, 09/10/2012 - 16:01

Hedge funds appear to be moving aggressively to take down costs associated with their trading desks in the midst of a prolonged period of depressed trading activity, according to the results of a study by Greenwich Associates. »

Greece

Neonet adds Greek and Turkish equity markets to execution services

Wed, 03/10/2012 - 14:29

Neonet has added two markets to its execution services offering to further strengthen its coverage of European equities – Athens Stock Exchange and Istanbul Stock Exchange. »

Metals

LME reports record volumes for September 2012

Wed, 03/10/2012 - 14:06

The London Metal Exchange (LME) experienced record volumes in September, with 14.09 million lots traded. »

Trader

Average daily volume of 10.2 million contracts at Eurex Group in September

Wed, 03/10/2012 - 06:09

The international derivatives markets of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 10.2 million contracts in September 2012, down from 12.4 million contracts in September 2011. »

Traders

Trading activity in VIX futures spurs CFE to busiest month ever

Tue, 02/10/2012 - 16:14

The CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) says September 2012 was the most active trading month ever for futures on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX). »

Market traders

CFTC designates trueEX as a contract market

Mon, 01/10/2012 - 11:35

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has approved the application of trueEX for designation as a contract market. »

Xetra trading

Xetra Bonds to offer continuous trading for bonds

Fri, 28/09/2012 - 16:02

With effect from 1 October, bond trading on Xetra will be expanded to include over 2,000 international government and corporate bonds and 60 German government bonds. »

Olivier Laurent, director, alternatives investment, RBC Investor Services

RBC Investor Services launches Global Derivatives Platform

Thu, 27/09/2012 - 14:09

RBC Investor Services has launched a Global Derivatives Platform for listed and OTC derivatives. »

Electronic trading

Vega-Chi to launch institutional high-yield bond marketplace in October

Thu, 20/09/2012 - 14:01

Vega-Chi US is to launch its US high-yield bond electronic trading platform for institutional investors on 24 October. »

liquidity

Bloomberg launches liquidity capture service for US equities

Thu, 20/09/2012 - 12:20

Bloomberg has announced access to its US equity pool as part of a new service called Bloomberg Pool, or BPool. »

Up arrow

Newedge Commodity Trading Index up 0.92 per cent in August

Thu, 20/09/2012 - 10:28

The Newedge Commodity Trading Index finished August up 0.92 per cent, completing a recent run of three consecutive positive months. »

Cliff Lewis, executive vice president and head of State Street’s eExchange business

State Street Global Markets joins CME Group for OTC derivatives trade clearing

Thu, 13/09/2012 - 16:08

State Street Global Markets has joined CME Group for clearing of over-the-counter interest rate swaps, effective 24 August 2012. »

Crystal ball

Experts predict shift to centrally cleared OTC derivatives

Wed, 12/09/2012 - 14:28

Industry experts have predicted a transition from a bilaterally cleared OTC business to centrally cleared OTC derivatives, along with an increase in the volume of exchange-traded derivatives, according to a report from Celent. »

Index

Six out of seven IndexIQ hedge fund replication indices positive in August

Tue, 11/09/2012 - 11:31

Six out of seven of IndexIQ’s investable benchmark hedge fund replication indices produced positive returns in August, according to figures released by the company. »

Traders

Decline in volatility drives NYSE Euronext trading volumes lower

Mon, 10/09/2012 - 16:03

NYSE Euronext trading volumes in August 2012 declined year-over-year and month-over-month due to a decrease in volatility compared to August 2011 and the seasonally slower summer period.  »

Richard M McVey, chairman and chief executive officer of MarketAxess

MarketAxess announces ninth annual charity trading day

Mon, 10/09/2012 - 10:13

MarketAxess, the operator of an electronic trading platform for US and European high-grade corporate bonds, emerging markets bonds and other fixed income securities, is to hold its ninth annual Charity Trading Day on 12 September 2012. »

Index

Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 0.4 per cent in August

Fri, 07/09/2012 - 14:07

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index gained 0.4 per cent in August with 11 of the 14 Lyxor Strategy Indices ending the month in positive territory. »

Index

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index up 0.56 per cent in August

Fri, 07/09/2012 - 10:17

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 0.56 per cent in August as five of the seven index component strategies reported positive results. »

CBOE

CBOE reports August 2012 consolidated trading volume of over 91 million contracts

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 12:44

Consolidated trading volume during August for options contracts on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and C2 Options Exchange (C2) and futures contracts on CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) totalled over 91 million contracts.  »

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