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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. »

Swiss flag

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. »

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. »

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