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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. »

Electronic trading floor

Chi-X Canada to launch new ATS

Mon, 20/08/2012 - 14:06

Chi-X Canada ATS, a wholly owned subsidiary of alternative trading venue operator Chi-X Global, is launching a second lit marketplace, CX2 ATS, in the first quarter of 2013. »

David Casterton, ICAP

ICAP to create global broking division

Mon, 20/08/2012 - 06:02

Interdealer broker ICAP is reorganising to create a single, global broking division to reflect the changing nature of its business and serve customers more effectively. »

Christoph Mura, chief operating officer of EEX

EEX integrates energy market data from Czech Republic in Transparency platform

Fri, 17/08/2012 - 06:00

In co-operation with ČEZ Group, the European Energy Exchange (EEX) has expanded its Transparency in Energy Markets platform with energy market data from the Czech Republic. »

Cobalt

LME's cobalt and molybdenum contracts hit USD1bn notional turnover

Thu, 16/08/2012 - 06:10

The London Metal Exchange’s (LME) minor metals contracts have reached USD1bn in notional turnover. »

Trading screens

Secondary trading to grow 125 per cent to USD146bn

Tue, 14/08/2012 - 10:06

The secondary market, where investors historically went to trade their illiquid holdings in hedge funds, private equity and other alternative investments, is increasingly a source of liquidity in normal times and not just an escape hatch for investors in duress, according to a recent survey of more than 489 institutional investors managing gross assets of USD417bn. »

French flag

New milestones achieved in Eurex’s futures on French government bonds

Fri, 10/08/2012 - 06:06

The international derivatives market Eurex Exchange has set several new records in its Euro-OAT Futures. »

NYSE

NYSE Euronext global derivatives trading volumes down in July

Thu, 09/08/2012 - 16:15

NYSE Euronext European derivatives products average daily volume (ADV) in July 2012 totalled 3.5 million contracts, a decrease of 6.8 per cent compared to July 2011 and a decrease of 24.7 per cent from June 2012 levels. »

Larry Leibowitz, chief operating officer, NYSE Euronext

Knight Capital to resume NYSE and NYSE MKT designated market maker responsibilities on 13 August

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:00

From 13 August, all New York Stock Exchange and NYSE MKT securities as well as staff, operations and systems responsibility will return to the Designated Market Maker (DMM) unit of Knight Capital Americas from GETCO in light of the completion of Knight Capital’s recapitalisation plan.  »

Jesper Alfredsson, vice president product management, Orc

Orc commits to full support of Eurex Exchange’s new trading architecture

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 12:00

Orc, a provider of technology and services for the global financial industry, is to support Eurex Exchange’s new trading architecture, the all-new trading platform scheduled for launch on 3 December 2012. »

Stack of money

SwapClear’s buy-side clearing hits USD2trn

Tue, 07/08/2012 - 16:00

Last week's buy-side notional cleared on SwapClear is nearly double the amount of the clearing service’s previous industry record-breaking week, totalling USD233.4bn. »

Larry Leibowitz, COO, Nyse Euronext

NYSE Euronext temporarily re-assigns Knight Capital DMM responsibilities to GETCO DMM

Mon, 06/08/2012 - 13:46

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NYSE MKT have temporarily assigned custodial responsibility for approximately 524 New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and 156 NYSE MKT listed securities from the Designated Market Maker (DMM) unit of Knight Capital Americas LLC to the DMM of GETCO LLC. »

Trader

Six out of seven IndexIQ hedge fund indices positive in July

Mon, 06/08/2012 - 06:16

IndexIQ, a developer of index-based alternative investment solutions, has reported positive performance for six out of seven of its proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indices. »

Traders

Eurex ADV is 8.1 million contracts in July

Fri, 03/08/2012 - 06:04

In July 2012 the international derivatives markets of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 8.1 million contracts, down from 10.1 million in July 2011. »

Nordic flags

Deutsche Bank adds Nordic power market to dbSelect platform

Thu, 26/07/2012 - 06:07

Coeli Asset Management has launched its Coeli Power Surge strategy on dbSelect, Deutsche Bank’s platform for accessing liquid hedge fund strategies. »

Liquidity

MarketAxess expands trading protocols in support of credit market liquidity

Wed, 25/07/2012 - 06:14

MarketAxess has expanded its suite of electronic trading protocols to help investors and broker-dealers more effectively source liquidity in the credit markets. »

Michael Davie, chief executive of SwapClear

Cross-margining benefits help drive surge in pre-mandate clearing of OTC FRAs

Tue, 24/07/2012 - 16:00

LCH.Clearnet’s interest rate swap clearing service, SwapClear, now clears approaching 50 per cent of all outstanding over-the-counter forward rate agreements (FRAs). »

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