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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.  »

Nicolas Breteau, chief executive, Newedge

Newedge extends clearing services to OTC interest rate swaps

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 10:36

Newedge has been approved for membership to clear over-the-counter interest rate swaps at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. »

Ade Cordell, executive director of equity derivatives, NYSE Liffe

NYSE Liffe to list Russell Europe SMID 300 Index Futures on Bclear

Tue, 04/09/2012 - 16:06

NYSE Liffe, the European derivatives business of NYSE Euronext, is to list futures contracts on the Russell Europe SMID 300 Index on its wholesale derivatives service, Bclear. »

Gil Mandelzis, chief executive officer of EBS

EBS announces next phase of FX platform changes

Tue, 04/09/2012 - 12:21

EBS, ICAP’s electronic FX platform, is making system and policy changes following consultation with its customers on both the buy and the sell side. »

Electronic trading floor

Average daily volume of 7.2 million contracts at Eurex Group in August

Tue, 04/09/2012 - 10:02

The international derivatives markets of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 7.2 million contracts in August 2012, down from 13.2 million in August 2011. »

Trading screens

Fixed income regulation and dealer economics spur innovation in dealer-to-client markets

Wed, 29/08/2012 - 10:05

The economics of fixed income dealing operations is evolving due to market structure changes, emerging regulations, and disruptive technologies already in the market and on the horizon. »

Noel Kimmel, chief executive of Cantor Clearing and head of Cantor Prime Services

Cantor Fitzgerald to expand clearing services

Mon, 27/08/2012 - 18:35

Cantor Fitzgerald plans to launch Cantor Clearing, a service providing clearing, settlement and technology solutions for financial services firms. »

William J Brodsky, CBOE chairman and chief executive

CBOE to launch S&P 500 Index Range options

Thu, 23/08/2012 - 06:00

Chicago Board Options Exchange will launch trading in a new type of S&P 500 Index options contract, known as CBOE S&P 500 Range options (SRO), beginning on 28 August. »

Keith Tippell, co-head of FX at MarkitSERV

MarkitSERV partners with voice brokers for FX affirmation, regulatory reporting and clearing

Wed, 22/08/2012 - 15:58

MarkitSERV, an electronic trade processing service for OTC derivatives, has agreed heads of terms with four FX interdealer brokers (IDBs) to provide voice trade affirmation, regulatory reporting and clearing services for FX transactions.  »

Gas

CF Partners expands fund to invest in the oil, gas, coal and power markets

Tue, 21/08/2012 - 12:13

CF Partners, the trading and investments firm, has expanded its main trading entity to include investments in commodities across the energy complex. »

Mike Stewart, global head of equities, UBS

UBS launches Quant HQ for systematic traders

Tue, 21/08/2012 - 10:21

UBS has launched a new business area called UBS Quant HQ, focused specifically on the unique requirements of the systematic, or quantitative, trader. »

European flags

BrokerTec and MTS to develop Euro repo index series

Mon, 20/08/2012 - 15:55

BrokerTec, ICAP’s electronic fixed income trading platform, and MTS, a fixed income trading venue in Europe which is majority owned by London Stock Exchange Group, are launching a daily repo index series for the sovereign bond markets of the main eurozone countries. »

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