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Joined hands

GMEX Group and Tradition form partnership

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 11:37

Global Derivatives Indices (GDI) has formed a strategic partnership with Tradition, the interdealer broking arm of Compagnie Financière Tradition, to use prices from Trad-X to calculate a new USD version of GDI’s Constant Maturity Index (CMI). »

Electronic trading floor

Bloomberg launches List trading tool for Interest Rate Swaps

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 11:07

Bloomberg’s multi-asset swap execution facility, Bloomberg SEF LLC, has launched a List trading tool for Interest Rate Swaps (IRS). »

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Exclusive invitation to S&P Capital IQ’s 6th London Alpha Series Event – Using Cross Asset Signals In Equity Markets


Thu, 30/10/2014 - 16:05

Hedgeweek is working in collaboration with S&P Capital IQ on its forthcoming “6th Alpha Series Event” entitled: Using Cross Asset Signals In Equity Markets.  »

Rapeseed

Euronext launches rapeseed derivatives solution

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 14:01

Euronext is planning to launch a full rapeseed derivatives solution on 14 November 2014, which will allow the industry to trade individual futures and options contracts for rapeseed grain, meal and oil. »

Volatility

Eurex Exchange strengthens offering in volatility derivatives

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 12:23

Eurex Exchange continues to ensure market support for its recently launched listed variance futures contract, which is based on the EURO STOXX 50, the most prominent equity index in Europe. »

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BATS Chi-X Europe expands into Turkish stocks

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 11:53

BATS Chi-X Europe (BATS) is to offer trading in Turkey’s most liquid stocks from 3 November 2014. »

Electronic trading floor

REGIS-TR passes one billion transaction reports

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 06:01

Eight months after the launch of the reporting duty for exchange traded derivatives (ETD) and over-the-counter (OTC), over one billion transactions have been processed by REGIS-TR, the European trade repository owned by Clearstream (Deutsche Börse Group) and Iberclear (BME). »

Traders

CBOE sees record day of trading

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 06:02

Trading volume in S&P 500 Index (SPX) options and CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) futures set new single-day records, while C2 Options Exchange (C2) experienced the busiest trading day in its history on 15 October. »

Dollars

DTCC proposes central clearing from USD1.6trn institutional tri-party repo market

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 14:33

The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) subsidiary Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC) intends to submit a rule filing with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and an Advance Notice filing to both the SEC and the Federal Reserve to provide central clearing for the over USD1.6 trillion institutional tri-party repo market. »

Liquidity

Neonet expands liquidity access with Aquis Exchange

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 11:52

Neonet, an independent agency broker and execution specialist, is providing access for clients to Aquis Exchange, the subscription-based European equities exchange.

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Electronic trading floor

ICMA’s European Repo Council reports successful migration of the European bond markets to T+2

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 08:32

Initial feedback from the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and the ICMA European Repo Council (ERC) members and operations working groups indicates that that the transition to settlement at T+2 for the European fixed income markets has been largely successful with few issues. »

Electronic trading floor

Morgan Stanley to join Eurex Clearing’s Securities Lending CCP

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 12:03

Morgan Stanley is to become a clearing member of the Eurex Clearing’s Securities Lending CCP. »

Up arrow

Electronic trading of swaps jumps to 41 per cent in 2014

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 10:04

The share of US investors reporting they trade a portion of their overall swaps trading volume electronically jumped from 23 per cent in 2013 to 41 per cent in 2014. »

Trading screens

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. »

Down arrow

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.  »

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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. »

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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. »

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Cybersecurty for Hedge Funds

Cybersecurity for Hedge Funds

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue, it is now a business issue. This is the conclusion of the experts and fund managers around the world whose opinions were polled for this landmark Hedgeweek Special Report, which outlines Best Practices for Cybersecurity in a fast-changing environment where managers need to keep several steps ahead of cyber criminals... »

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Hedge fund manager outlook on the AIFMD

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »

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A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.  ... »

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