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Per Lovén, head of corporate strategy for Liquidnet Europe

Liquidnet launches 40th trading market with addition of Turkish equities

Mon, 23/07/2012 - 16:01

Institutional investors can now trade Turkish listed securities through Liquidnet’s platform. »

Murray Pozmanter, DTCC managing director and general manager, clearing services

DTCC welcomes trading in futures contracts based on DTCC GCF Repo Index

Thu, 19/07/2012 - 10:02

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation has welcomed the trading in futures contracts linked to its proprietary index, the DTCC GCF Repo Index. »

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Deutsche Bank launches FX trading platform

Thu, 19/07/2012 - 06:13

Deutsche Bank has launched an FX trading platform on Autobahn. »

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June a tough month for CTA strategies

Tue, 17/07/2012 - 16:12

June proved difficult for CTA strategies, according to Newedge’s monthly performance data for its suite of hedge fund indices. »

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ENYX adds US futures and equities markets

Tue, 10/07/2012 - 06:04

ENYX has added key US markets decoders for its FPGA based trading platform. »

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MarketAxess trading volume for June totals USD52.2bn

Wed, 04/07/2012 - 12:13

Monthly trading volume on MarketAxess, the electronic trading platform for US and European high-grade corporate bonds, emerging markets bonds and other types of fixed-income securities, totalled USD52.2bn in June. »

CBOE Futures Exchange

Second consecutive month of record trading volume at CBOE Futures Exchange

Tue, 03/07/2012 - 16:03

The CBOE Futures Exchange says June 2012 was the most-active trading month in CFE history and the second consecutive month of record trading volume at the exchange.  »

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Average daily volume of 11.0 million contracts at Eurex Group in June

Tue, 03/07/2012 - 12:15

In June 2012 the international derivatives markets of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 11.0 million contracts, down from 11.4 million in June 2011. »

Peter Reitz, Chief Executive Officer of EEX

EEX spins off gas business into own company

Tue, 26/06/2012 - 10:00

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) will spin off the Natural Gas Spot and Derivatives Market into a separate company owned to 100 per cent with the corporate name “EGEX European Gas Exchange”. »

Michael Davie, CEO, SwapClear

The Great Migration: hedge funds and the move into central clearing

Mon, 25/06/2012 - 11:44

Buy-side interest rate swap clearing volumes have grown rapidly during the first half of 2012 as hedge funds and other asset managers have raced to begin central clearing ahead of the imposition of Dodd-Frank. HedgeWeek looks at developments in store for the rates clearing space in the coming six months ahead of the anticipated go-live date for the Dodd-Frank clearing mandate in the US. »

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Eurex Exchange Council approves introduction of new trading architecture

Fri, 22/06/2012 - 11:42

The Eurex Exchange Council has unanimously approved the planned introduction of a completely new trading architecture at its regular meeting. This approval meets a major legal requirement. »

Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.

Barclay Hedge Fund Index drops 2.98% in May

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 10:00

Hedge funds lost 2.98% in May, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index remains up 1.77% in 2012. »

Daniel Maguire, head of SwapClear US.

Alliance Bernstein starts clearing interest rate swaps with SwapClear

Thu, 14/06/2012 - 12:08

Alliance Bernstein is now actively clearing over-the-counter interest rate swaps through LCH.Clearnet’s SwapClear service. The move comes in advance of regulatory mandates in the US to clear over-the-counter derivatives.   »

Harpal Sandhu, CEO, Integral Development Corp

Integral provides access to MICEX-RTS RUB liquidity through FX Cloud

Wed, 13/06/2012 - 14:00

Customers of Integral Development Corp, a provider of FX trading solutions and services, can now access Russian exchange MICEX-RTS’s MICEX Ruble liquidity via FX Cloud. »

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AlphaClone and Exchange Traded Concepts launch first ETF to invest directly in hedge fund equity positions

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 06:00

The newly-launched AlphaClone Alternative Alpha ETF ALFA has become the first exchange-traded fund (ETF) to invest in disclosed equity positions held by established hedge fund managers. »

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ICAP’s iLinked to offer index futures rolls e-trading

Mon, 28/05/2012 - 12:10

Interdealer broker ICAP has added index futures rolls to its recently launched equity derivatives electronic offering, iLinked, on the ICAP Securities Limited Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF). »

Michael A Petronella, President, Dow Jones Indexes.

Dow Jones adds three size-segment indexes to LSP Position Sizing Index family

Mon, 21/05/2012 - 06:00

Dow Jones Indexes has expanded the Dow Jones LSP Position Sizing Index family to include three new size-segment indexes: Dow Jones LSP Position Sizing US Large-Cap 250 Index; Dow Jones LSP Position Sizing US Mid-Cap 250 Index; Dow Jones LSP Position Sizing US Small-Cap 250 Index. »

Holdings Edward T Tilly, President and COO, CBOE

CFE to launch futures on CBOE NASDAQ-100 Volatility Index (VXN)

Fri, 18/05/2012 - 16:00

CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE) plans to launch trading on the CBOE NASDAQ-100 Volatility Index futures contract beginning on Wednesday, 23 May, pending regulatory approval. »

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FXCM launches App Store for traders

Fri, 18/05/2012 - 10:00

FXCM Inc has fully launched its forex trading app store – FXCM Apps – a unique offering in the retail forex industry, hosting applications for the FXCM Trading Station and MT4 platforms. »

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EEX to hold first EIB auction on 7 June

Thu, 17/05/2012 - 16:00

In the framework of the NER 300 Initiative of the European Investment Bank (EIB,) European Energy Exchange (EEX) will launch auctions of EU allowances (EUA), which will be held on four days per week on its Derivatives Market in June and July. »

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NYSE Euronext sees mixed trading volumes in April

Tue, 08/05/2012 - 13:41

Trading volumes for NYSE Euronext’s global derivatives and cash equities exchanges were mixed both year-over-year and month-over-month across most venues in April, but reflected some strengthening relative to weak first quarter 2012 levels.  »

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Eurex sees average daily volume of 10.9 million contracts in April

Thu, 03/05/2012 - 16:00

In April 2012, the international derivatives exchanges of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 10.9 million contracts (April 2011: 10.5 million). »

Stewart Macbeth, President and Chief Executive Officer of Deriv/SERV LLC subsidiary,  DTCC

DTCC to begin publishing data on interest rate derivatives

Thu, 03/05/2012 - 14:00

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has begun publishing public information on over-the-counter (OTC) interest rates trades.  »

Stanley Young, CEO, NYSE Technologies

NYSE Technologies and Americas Trading Group streamline access to Lat-AM markets

Thu, 03/05/2012 - 06:00

NYSE Technologies and Americas Trading Group (ATG) have launched their high-performance order routing and market-data platform offering the global trading community low-latency access to the key trading venues in Latin America.  »

Amir Orad, President and CEO, NICE Actimize

NICE Actimize launches hedge fund trading compliance solution

Tue, 01/05/2012 - 11:31

NICE Actimize, provider of a single financial crime, risk and compliance software platform for the financial services industry, has launched a comprehensive hedge fund trading compliance solution designed to monitor the activities of hedge funds across all cash market and derivative asset classes (exchange-traded and OTC). »

 Andrew Awad, consultant,  Greenwich Associates

Basel 2.5 and III derivatives regulations to increase costs of capital

Tue, 01/05/2012 - 10:00

Most of the corporate interest rate derivatives users participating in Greenwich Associates’ most recent Global Interest Rate Derivatives Study believe that new Basel 2.5 and III derivatives regulations in Europe and the United States will result in wider spreads in derivatives markets and ultimately increase their costs of capital. »

Ana Haurie, Group Managing Director, Dexion Capital

Dexion Capital set to float new investment company

Mon, 30/04/2012 - 16:00

Dexion Capital is planning to list a new investment company, DCG IRIS Limited, on the London Stock Exchange. »

Professor Lucio Sarno, Cass Business School

Currency momentum strategies yield “striking” annual returns of 10 per cent

Mon, 30/04/2012 - 13:35

Momentum trading strategies in foreign exchange markets yield “striking” excess returns of up to 10 per cent a year, according to a new study. »

Edward T Tilly,  President and COO, CBOE

CBOE Futures Exchange and DRW Trading Group to create stock index variance futures

Thu, 26/04/2012 - 11:44

The CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) and DRW Trading Group have completed an agreement that will allow CFE to use DRW's patent-pending methodology to create variance futures that match the quoting conventions and economic performance of over-the-counter (OTC) stock index variance swaps.  »

Laurent Useldinger, CEO of Ullink

ULLINK releases update of UL BRIDGE 4

Tue, 24/04/2012 - 14:32

ULLINK, a provider of connectivity and trading solutions for the global financial community, has released the latest and fastest version of its flagship product, UL BRIDGE 4. »

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