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Numbers and magnifying glass

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. »

Numbers and magnifying glass

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.  »

Trader at screen

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. »

Hurricane

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. »

Trading screens

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. »

Coffee beans

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. »

Trader

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. »

Clock

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. »

Abacus

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. »

Electronic trading floor

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. »

Man with loud hailer

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. »

Survey

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. »

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