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Christoph Mura, chief operating officer of EEX

EEX integrates energy market data from Czech Republic in Transparency platform

Fri, 17/08/2012 - 06:00

In co-operation with ČEZ Group, the European Energy Exchange (EEX) has expanded its Transparency in Energy Markets platform with energy market data from the Czech Republic. »

Cobalt

LME's cobalt and molybdenum contracts hit USD1bn notional turnover

Thu, 16/08/2012 - 06:10

The London Metal Exchange’s (LME) minor metals contracts have reached USD1bn in notional turnover. »

Trading screens

Secondary trading to grow 125 per cent to USD146bn

Tue, 14/08/2012 - 10:06

The secondary market, where investors historically went to trade their illiquid holdings in hedge funds, private equity and other alternative investments, is increasingly a source of liquidity in normal times and not just an escape hatch for investors in duress, according to a recent survey of more than 489 institutional investors managing gross assets of USD417bn. »

French flag

New milestones achieved in Eurex’s futures on French government bonds

Fri, 10/08/2012 - 06:06

The international derivatives market Eurex Exchange has set several new records in its Euro-OAT Futures. »

NYSE

NYSE Euronext global derivatives trading volumes down in July

Thu, 09/08/2012 - 16:15

NYSE Euronext European derivatives products average daily volume (ADV) in July 2012 totalled 3.5 million contracts, a decrease of 6.8 per cent compared to July 2011 and a decrease of 24.7 per cent from June 2012 levels. »

Larry Leibowitz, chief operating officer, NYSE Euronext

Knight Capital to resume NYSE and NYSE MKT designated market maker responsibilities on 13 August

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:00

From 13 August, all New York Stock Exchange and NYSE MKT securities as well as staff, operations and systems responsibility will return to the Designated Market Maker (DMM) unit of Knight Capital Americas from GETCO in light of the completion of Knight Capital’s recapitalisation plan.  »

Jesper Alfredsson, vice president product management, Orc

Orc commits to full support of Eurex Exchange’s new trading architecture

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 12:00

Orc, a provider of technology and services for the global financial industry, is to support Eurex Exchange’s new trading architecture, the all-new trading platform scheduled for launch on 3 December 2012. »

Stack of money

SwapClear’s buy-side clearing hits USD2trn

Tue, 07/08/2012 - 16:00

Last week's buy-side notional cleared on SwapClear is nearly double the amount of the clearing service’s previous industry record-breaking week, totalling USD233.4bn. »

Larry Leibowitz, COO, Nyse Euronext

NYSE Euronext temporarily re-assigns Knight Capital DMM responsibilities to GETCO DMM

Mon, 06/08/2012 - 13:46

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NYSE MKT have temporarily assigned custodial responsibility for approximately 524 New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and 156 NYSE MKT listed securities from the Designated Market Maker (DMM) unit of Knight Capital Americas LLC to the DMM of GETCO LLC. »

Trader

Six out of seven IndexIQ hedge fund indices positive in July

Mon, 06/08/2012 - 06:16

IndexIQ, a developer of index-based alternative investment solutions, has reported positive performance for six out of seven of its proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indices. »

Traders

Eurex ADV is 8.1 million contracts in July

Fri, 03/08/2012 - 06:04

In July 2012 the international derivatives markets of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 8.1 million contracts, down from 10.1 million in July 2011. »

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Deutsche Bank adds Nordic power market to dbSelect platform

Thu, 26/07/2012 - 06:07

Coeli Asset Management has launched its Coeli Power Surge strategy on dbSelect, Deutsche Bank’s platform for accessing liquid hedge fund strategies. »

Liquidity

MarketAxess expands trading protocols in support of credit market liquidity

Wed, 25/07/2012 - 06:14

MarketAxess has expanded its suite of electronic trading protocols to help investors and broker-dealers more effectively source liquidity in the credit markets. »

Michael Davie, chief executive of SwapClear

Cross-margining benefits help drive surge in pre-mandate clearing of OTC FRAs

Tue, 24/07/2012 - 16:00

LCH.Clearnet’s interest rate swap clearing service, SwapClear, now clears approaching 50 per cent of all outstanding over-the-counter forward rate agreements (FRAs). »

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. »

Trader

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. »

Traders

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. »

Trader

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.  »

Trading floor

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. »

Orange tick

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. »

Man with a loud hailer

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. »

Trading screens

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). »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

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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