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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). »

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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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ESMA defines central clearing of interest rate and credit default swaps

Mon, 14/07/2014 - 06:03

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has launched a first round of consultations to prepare for central clearing of OTC derivatives within the European Union. »

Trading screens

Eurex to launch variance futures based on EURO STOXX 50

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:10

Eurex is set to extend its product range by introducing a listed variance future on 22 September 2014, based on the EURO STOXX 50, the most prominent equity index in Europe. »

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Euronext launches Spotlight Options on six Amsterdam companies

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:24

Euronext has launched Spotlight Options on six companies listed on its Amsterdam market: Telegraaf Media Groep, Sligro Food Group, Exact Holding, Accell Group, Altice and BE Semiconductor Industries.  »

Up arrow

Liquidnet posts record quarter in Asia Pacific

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:01

Liquidnet saw record second quarter performance in Asia Pacific as the company benefited from strong demand across the region for safe access to block trading among large institutions. »

Electronic trading floor

Brokers face new competitive pressures from buy-side firms, says TABB Group

Wed, 09/07/2014 - 12:39

There is an air of cautious optimism as market conditions improve, commission wallets nudge higher, assets return and volumes stabilise, according to research from TABB Group. »

Singapore

SGX SICOM Rubber Futures volume its new high

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 12:14

Singapore Exchange’s (SGX) global physical benchmark SICOM Rubber Futures contracts achieved a new record month in June with 40,679 lots traded, surging 53 per cent higher than a year before.   »

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ICE futures and options ADV down in June

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 10:01

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has reported a decrease in futures and options average daily volume (ADV) of 26 per cent and 20 per cent, respectively, compared to prior year periods, for the second quarter of 2014. »

Electronic trading floor

BATS Chi-X Europe adds more customers to BXTR trade reporting service

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 10:07

BATS Chi-X Europe has added several new customers to BXTR, the exchange’s suite of on- and off-exchange trade reporting services. »

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Markit launches electronic service for FX options

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 06:00

Markit has launched a new service for electronic trade confirmation and exercise management for the FX options market, while will be deployed by MarkitSERV, its trade processing service for the OTC derivatives industry. »

Traders

Average daily volume of 8.0 million contracts at Eurex Group in June

Wed, 02/07/2014 - 12:07

The international derivatives exchanges of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 8.0 million contracts in June, down from 10.1 million in June 2013. »

Electronic trading floor

Intercontinental Exchange completes Liffe US transition to ICE

Wed, 02/07/2014 - 11:09

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has completed the transition of Liffe US futures and options contracts to the ICE futures exchanges, trading platform and clearing infrastructure. »

Trader at screen

Thomson Reuters and ICAP expand 19901 service for swap rates

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 06:01

Thomson Reuters and ICAP Information Services (IIS) have renewed a distribution agreement which adds new electronic data sources to the 19901 service – a reference source for USD interest rate swaps and US Treasuries. »

Commodities

CFTC extends comment period for position limits for physical commodity derivatives and aggregation

Mon, 30/06/2014 - 14:33

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has submitted for publication in the Federal Register a 30-day extension of the comment period for two rulemakings. »

Electronic trading floor

Omgeo Protocol links to DTCC Global Trade Repository

Mon, 30/06/2014 - 13:03

Omgeo ProtoColl, Omgeo’s automated collateral and margin management solution, is offering a standard interface to The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) Global Trade Repository (GTR).  »

Data

Quincy Data expands Extreme Data service

Mon, 30/06/2014 - 12:02

Quincy Data has expanded the Quincy Extreme Data service, adding select equity and energy futures sourced at 350 E Cermak and select cash treasuries sourced in Carteret and distributed at the lowest known latencies. »

Electronic trading floor

SGSS launches multi-counterparty and multi-asset class trade repository reporting service

Fri, 27/06/2014 - 10:05

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has launched a trade repository reporting offer for OTC derivatives, servicing multi-counterparties and multi-asset classes, under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). »

Japan flag

First fully electronic JSCC-cleared swap trade is executed on Tradeweb

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 16:01

The first electronically-traded and JSCC-cleared yen swap transaction by a Japanese bank has been executed by Tradeweb. »

Electronic trading floor

ULLINK to acquire NYFIX and Metabit from Intercontinental Exchange

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 11:22

ULLINK, a provider of electronic trading solutions and connectivity to the financial community, is to acquire NYFIX and Metabit from NYSE Technologies, part of Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). »

Electronic trading floor

TOM Smart Execution connects to BATS Chi-X Europe

Wed, 18/06/2014 - 14:14

TOM Smart Execution is now connected to BATS Chi-X Europe, adding another trading venue to the Smart Order Router (SOR). »

Trading screens

Velocimetrics adds real-time latency monitoring to Options’ ultra low latency platform

Mon, 16/06/2014 - 10:08

The Velocimetrics solution has been integrated with private financial cloud provider Options’ ultra low latency product offering, Velocity. »

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