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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. »

Bull

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. »

Trader at screen

Mixed results for Newedge hedge fund indices in November

Thu, 20/12/2012 - 10:22

November presented a mixed trading environment for the Newedge indices, with commodity strategies fairing poorly, extending a recent downturn in performance. »

Managed futures

Barclay CTA Index down 0.39 per cent in November

Wed, 19/12/2012 - 11:58

Managed futures lost 0.39 per cent in November, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Up arrow

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

Tue, 18/12/2012 - 14:02

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 0.64 per cent for the month of November, with all but one of the ten sub-strategies finishing the month in positive territory. »

Electronic trading floor

Fidessa connects sell-side OMS to Squawker block trading negotiation venue

Mon, 17/12/2012 - 14:10

Fidessa group has completed the pan-European FIX integration from Fidessa’s OMS to Squawker, the block trading negotiation venue. »

Jigsaw pieces

Interactive Data expands network connectivity with new POP for LSE

Mon, 17/12/2012 - 12:02

Interactive Data, a provider of managed ultra-low latency infrastructure and market data feed services, has expanded the Interactive Data 7ticks network to include a new point-of-presence (POP) for the London Stock Exchange within the LSE’s co-location data centre. »

Trader at screen

Orc launches Orc Flow Control for control and monitoring of pre-trade risk

Fri, 14/12/2012 - 14:20

Orc, a provider of technology and services for the financial industry, has launched Orc Flow Control, a new solution for managing and monitoring pre-trade risk. »

Electronic trading floor

BrokerTec and MTS launch RepoFunds Rate daily repo index

Fri, 14/12/2012 - 06:13

BrokerTec, ICAP’s global electronic fixed income trading platform, and MTS, a fixed income electronic trading venue that is majority-owned by London Stock Exchange Group, have launched the RepoFunds Rate daily repo index for eurozone sovereign bonds. »

James Malgieri, executive vice-president, global collateral services at BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon to provide tri-party collateral management services for CME Clearing Europe

Thu, 13/12/2012 - 14:24

BNY Mellon has been appointed to provide tri-party collateral management services for CME Clearing Europe, the European multi asset class clearing house. »

Australia

Australian markets to benefit from competition in clearing

Thu, 13/12/2012 - 06:17

LCH.Clearnet Group will extend its clearing business for OTC interest rate instruments to Australian banks.  »

Computer screen

CAIS launches first online exchange for wealth management industry

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 10:17

CAIS, the financial-technology solutions provider, has launched the CAIS Exchange, the first online alternative investment marketplace designed for the wealth management industry. »

Market

DTCC plans to strengthen intraday settlement finality in US markets

Tue, 11/12/2012 - 14:06

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) is planning to strengthen intraday settlement finality in the US financial markets by proposing the implementation of major structural changes in the settlement of equities, corporate debt and municipal debt securities over the next five years. »

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Hedge funds post November gains as fiscal cliff looms

Tue, 11/12/2012 - 06:02

Hedge funds posted gains in November as equities traded in a wide intra-month range following the US Presidential election and as global financial markets focused on the US fiscal cliff. »

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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. »

Gas

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. »

Electronic trading floor

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. »

Trader at screen

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. »

Carbon footprint

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. »

Trading screens

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. »

Electronic trading floor

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. »

Down arrow and numbers

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. »

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. »

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