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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. »

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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.  »

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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. »

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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). »

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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. »

Trader

Liffe sets daily volume record in MSCI World Euro Index Futures

Fri, 13/06/2014 - 11:56

Liffe reached a daily volume record of 205,570 contracts in MSCI World Net Total Return (NTR) Euro Index futures on 11 June 2014. »

Trader at screen

Markit integrates realtime trade data into derivatives valuation service

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 14:05

Customers of Markit’s Portfolio Valuations service can now elect to have their portfolios updated automatically using a realtime trade feed from MarkitSERV. »

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European structured products market trading up by 25 per cent in Q1 2014, says EUSIPA

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 10:07

Trading in investment certificates and leverage products on the European financial markets continued to rise appreciably in the first three months of 2014. »

Trader at screen

DET Technologies leverages Rapid Addition’s RA-Cheetah FIX engine in new partnership

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 06:10

Rapid Addition’s RA-Cheetah FIX engine is to support DET Technologies’ flagship DET Hub. »

Electronic trading floor

Majority of SEFs adopt FIX Protocol

Wed, 11/06/2014 - 15:10

The majority of swap execution facilities (SEFs), including BGC Derivative Markets, Bloomberg, trueEX, GFI Group, ICE Swap Trade, MarketAxess, Tradeweb, Tradition Trad-X and Tullett Prebon, have now adopted the FIX Protocol. »

Trading screens

Eurex Clearing launches cross-margining functionality

Wed, 11/06/2014 - 14:09

Eurex Clearing, the clearing house of Deutsche Börse Group, has introduced the second release of the new risk system Eurex Clearing Prisma. »

Commodities

Eurex Group concentrates commodity trading on one platform

Tue, 10/06/2014 - 16:00

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) and Eurex Exchange have jointly decided to concentrate trading in agricultural derivatives within EEX, in which Eurex holds a majority interest of 62.57 per cent. »

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