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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. »

Down arrow

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. »

Traders

Euronext launches equity options on Euronext NV

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 16:00

Trading in equity options on Euronext NV shares will start trading on the Amsterdam derivatives market on 28 August.  »

Electronic trading floor

CFTC issues no-action relief on confirmations of uncleared swap transactions

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 13:33

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued a no-action letter providing swap execution facilities (SEFs) time-limited, conditional relief from certain data reporting and record-keeping requirements in relation to confirmations required for uncleared swap transactions. »

Regulation

CFTC issues no-action letter for Clearing Corporation of India Ltd

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 12:15

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued a time-limited no-action letter it will not take enforcement action against Clearing Corporation of India Ltd (CCIL) for failing to register as a derivatives clearing organisation (DCO). »

Electronic trading floor

Options completes expansion into NYSE Euronext’s Mahwah facility

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 17:25

Private financial cloud provider Options has completed the expansion of its hosting platform into the NYSE, NYSE MKT, Arca, Arca Options and Amex Options exchange colocation facility in Mahwah. »

Puerto Rico

Increase in hedge funds trading Puerto Rico bonds, says Fitch

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 10:07

The number of hedge funds trading Puerto Rico (PR) bonds is increasing, although exposure to specific credits has become bifurcated by whether they support or oppose the new Public Corporation Debt and Enforcement Recovery Act, according to a report from Fitch Ratings. »

Trading screens

Wells Fargo Securities’ Prime Services to launch self-clearing capabilities

Tue, 12/08/2014 - 12:00

Wells Fargo Securities has received approval from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for a self-clearing brokerage providing additional financing and services solutions to alternative asset managers. »

Jose Ribas, Bloomberg

Bloomberg ready to support buy-side in valuation & collateral reporting under EMIR

Thu, 07/08/2014 - 16:49

Back in February this year, buy-side institutions and their bank counterparts were required to start reporting portfolio trade positions under EMIR (European Market Infrastructure Regulation). Bloomberg moved quickly to provide its EMIR reporting solution under this first phase of reporting and is now gearing up to support customers as phase two of EMIR approaches: namely, valuation and collateral reporting, which commences 11 August 2014. »

Electronic trading floor

Eurex expands distribution network of its Trade Entry Services

Wed, 06/08/2014 - 10:08

Eurex Group has introduced connectivity of Trade Capture Platforms (TCPs) via the enhanced Multilateral Trade Registration (MTR) Service. »

Report

LME publishes Commitments of Traders Report

Tue, 05/08/2014 - 14:02

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has published its first Commitments of Traders Report (COTR) in response to general market demand for broader transparency. »

Traders

VIX index futures trading volume hits record level

Mon, 04/08/2014 - 16:02

The CBOE Futures Exchange saw record trading volume in CBOE Volatility Index (VIX index) futures during non-US trading hours, with an estimated 68,033 contracts changing hands. »

CBOE Futures Exchange

Futures Exchange has busiest day in history

Mon, 04/08/2014 - 09:32

The CBOE Futures Exchange saw new single-day volume records for total trading volume exchange-wide at CFE and for futures on the CBOE Volatility Index on 1 August.   »

Report

Quant trading methods at risk of being ubiquitous, says TABB research

Mon, 04/08/2014 - 06:00

The future of quantitative trading methods is at risk of being indistinguishable from anything else in a transition to a new quant landscape where its success will require significantly more data, says research by TABB Group.  »

Japan flag

Chi-X Japan welcomes Yamawa Securities and Ark Securities as trading participants

Wed, 30/07/2014 - 11:53

Chi-X Japan, a wholly owned subsidiary of alternative market operator Chi-X Global, has added two local brokers, Yamawa Securities and Ark Securities, as trading participants. »

Dark pool

SEC rules ‘supporting’ dark pools, says CMCRC

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 16:00

SEC trading rules may be providing dark venues a regulatory advantage over traditional stock exchanges, according to research by The Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC). »

Steel pipes

LME and Colt collaborate to launch LMEnet

Fri, 25/07/2014 - 06:01

The London Metal Exchange (LME) is working with Colt Technology Services to launch LMEnet, a dedicated network providing a fast and secure connection to the exchange’s electronic systems, including LME Clear. »

Clock

CFTC issues no-action relief from electronic reporting requirements in OCR Final Rule

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 12:00

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued a no-action letter that provides additional time for reporting parties to comply with certain reporting requirements of the ownership and control final rule (OCR Final Rule). »

Globe and currency signs

FIX Trading Community extends TESI to include FX

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 10:35

FIX Trading Community, the non-profit financial trading standards body, has extended the Trading Enablement Standard Initiative (TESI) to include foreign exchange (FX) client enablement. »

Tick

University College London validates GMEX Constant Maturity Future

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 16:34

A team at University College London (UCL) has evaluated the overnight process that maintains the constant maturity aspect of the GMEX Interest Rate Swap Index Average (IRSIA) Constant Maturity Future (CMF) product as an alternative to interest rate swaps (IRS). »

Electronic trading floor

Omgeo partners with UnaVista to bolster matching of synthetic swaps

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 16:04

Omgeo has partnered with London Stock Exchange Group’s (LSEG) UnaVista to support tri-party matching of synthetic equity swaps between executing brokers, prime brokers and investment managers. »

Electronic trading floor

SEC adopts first instalment of rules for cross-border security-based swap activity

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 12:17

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) re-started its rulemaking for security-based swaps (SBS) under the Dodd-Frank Act by adopting a first instalment of rules that are applicable to SBS involving persons and entities located outside the US. »

Electronic trading floor

Options partners with Orchestrade to deliver fully managed platform for cross-asset trading

Wed, 16/07/2014 - 16:01

Private financial cloud provider Options has partnered with Orchestrade Financial Systems to deploy its fully integrated position keeping, operations and risk management software to the Options platform. »

Clock

Euronext launches weekly expiry dates on CAC40 and AEX futures

Wed, 16/07/2014 - 13:00

Euronext has launched weekly expiry dates on its CAC40 and AEX future contracts. »

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