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EuroCCP expands OTC trade services by adding Traiana’s Harmony platform

Tue, 14/10/2014 - 16:00

EuroCCP has launched clearing services for clients matching OTC transactions with Traiana. »

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TASE launches options and futures on TA-100 Index

Wed, 08/10/2014 - 14:04

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) board of directors has approved the launch of derivatives (options and futures) on the TA-100 index. »

Bitcoin

DigitalTangible launches physical gold and bitcoin trading services in Asia

Thu, 02/10/2014 - 12:44

Global bitcoin-gold platform DigitalTangible has expanded its offerings into Asia with new partner Melotic, allowing customers to trade their bitcoin and gold on the new Chinese crypto-gold trading platform. »

Traders

Significant portion of global capital markets trading activity now found in only 10 data centres

Thu, 02/10/2014 - 12:00

Global capital markets trading is being re-architected, led by a cost-conscious mix of hardware, software, data and fewer people, according to research by TABB Group. »

Electronic trading floor

SGSS extends T2S direct connectivity commitment

Thu, 02/10/2014 - 10:30

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) is to widen the scope of its implementation of direct connectivity to the Target-2 Securities (T2S) platform. »

Trading screens

GBST Syn~ now certified for Omgeo CTM

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 12:14

GBST has worked with Omgeo to develop and certify its Syn~ application with Omgeo’s Central Trade Manager (CTM). »

Commodity trading

High level of price dispersion across commodity indices should offer opportunities for investors

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 11:49

Jade Fu, Investment Manager at Heartwood Investment Management, on current opportunities for commodities investors… »

Cooperation

DTCC and Euroclear create collateral processing JV

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 11:44

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) and Euroclear have created a joint venture that will leverage both companies’ expertise, technology and franchises, focusing on collateral processing. »

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Euronext to lower client fees for Dutch options

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 14:00

Euronext is reducing client trading fees for transactions in Dutch individual equity and index options.  »

Canada flag

ISDA and Markit offer counterparty classification tool for Canadian derivatives trade reporting rule compliance

Thu, 25/09/2014 - 16:11

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and Markit have launched the ISDA Canadian Representation Letter on ISDA Amend, a joint electronic solution that streamlines aspects of compliance with Dodd-Frank, EMIR and other over-the-counter derivatives regulatory requirements. »

Euros

ACM tri-party repo volumes top EUR5bn over past month

Thu, 25/09/2014 - 11:44

Newedge and MTS have reported record trading volumes on their Agency Cash Management (ACM) platform for the tri-party repo market. »

Computer screen

Northern Trust to provide delegated client trade reporting through Sapient solution

Thu, 25/09/2014 - 06:10

Northern Trust has deployed a new compliance management reporting solution (CMRS), using technology developed by Sapient Global Markets. »

Trader at screen

ConvergEx introduces dynamic IEX order routing strategy

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 11:44

ConvergEx Group has launched a dynamic order routing strategy that allows clients to designate a percentage of an order to be sent to IEX, with the remainder going to ConvergEx’s Darkest algorithm. »

Japan flag

Chi-X Japan launches Chi-Match VWAP Cross

Mon, 22/09/2014 - 14:00

Chi-X Japan Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of market operator Chi-X Global, launched Chi-Match VWAP Cross (Volume Weighted Average Price) on 1 September. »

Traders

CFTC provides time-limited no-action relief for SEFs from block trade requirements

Mon, 22/09/2014 - 12:04

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has provided time-limited no-action relief concerning swap execution facility (SEF) access for block trade execution. »

Currency cogs

C-View launches systematic FX programme

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 14:20

UK currency manager C-View Limited has launched the C-View Stelrox Systematic Currency Program in conjunction with Stelrox Capital Management. »

Electronic trading floor

Object Trading provides direct market access to ICE for NYSE Liffe UK derivative products

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 10:12

Object Trading has received certification of conformance to the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) for UK derivative products and is ready to support clients through the trading access migration from NYSE Liffe to the ICE trading platform. »

Trading screens

LCH.Clearnet implements Calypso Collateral Management solution

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 10:00

LCH.Clearnet has completed its project to introduce the Calypso Collateral Management solution to its collateral and liquidity management offering. »

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BATS and BX partner to increase competition in Swiss equities market

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 12:18

BATS Chi-X Europe and BX Swiss have entered into a partnership agreement designed to bring greater competition and enhanced market efficiencies to the Swiss equities market. »

Electronic trading floor

Buy-side firms complete first trades on ParFX as Prime service goes live

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 11:54

ParFX, the wholesale global spot FX electronic trading platform, has completed the first trades via ParFX Prime, its new prime brokerage service for the buy-side FX community.  »

Electronic trading floor

ConvergEx enhances algorithms to take advantage of opening and closing auction liquidity

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:00

ConvergEx Group has made enhancements to its Closing Price, POV and Abraxas trading algorithms that will seek to optimise client participation in the Nasdaq, NYSE and NYSE Arca opening and closing auctions. »

Index

CBOE to enhance VIX index methodology by including SPX Weeklys Option Series

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:18

From 6 October, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) will begin including SPX Weeklys options series – expiring every Friday, except the third Friday of each month – in its CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) calculation. »

Electronic trading floor

Quincy Extreme Data adds Eurex futures order book data to lowest latency service

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 06:29

The Quincy Extreme Data service now offers order book data on select Eurex bond and equity futures. »

Bitcoin

DigitalTangible launches gold and bitcoin online marketplace

Thu, 04/09/2014 - 14:01

DigitalTangible, a bitcoin-gold platform and precious metals custodian, has launched its first ever bitcoin and gold digital money marketplace. »

Electronic trading floor

CME Clearing Europe goes live with BNY Mellon CSD

Thu, 04/09/2014 - 12:07

CME Clearing Europe is the first external client of BNY Mellon CSD, the Belgium-based central securities depositary. »

Trader at screen

smartTrade upgrades order management system

Thu, 04/09/2014 - 11:08

smartTrade Technologies has released a new version of its order management system (OMS), which has been adopted by clients in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. »

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Exchange turnover falls in second quarter of 2014, says EUSIPA

Thu, 04/09/2014 - 10:00

Trading in investment products and leverage products on the European financial markets fell in the second quarter of 2014. »

Trading screens

iTB upgrades trading interface for posting bids and offers

Wed, 03/09/2014 - 16:09

iTB Holdings has upgraded the interface for iTBconnect, a platform that connects market participants to the electronic fixed income trading venues of their choice. »

Electronic trading floor

Bull Moose Derivatives joins forces with Krechendo

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 06:15

Bull Moose Derivatives, a trading firm offering direct market access to London’s derivatives traders and managed futures accounts, has partnered with Paris-based trading arcade Krechendo Trading. »

Numbers and magnifying glass

Liquid Holdings launches LiquidFIRM for real-time, firm-wide risk monitoring

Mon, 25/08/2014 - 10:03

Liquid Holdings Group has launched Liquid FIRM, a real-time solution that allows firms to actively monitor pre- and post-trade risks at all times across multiple accounts and strategies. »

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