Sign up for free newsletter

 

Trading & Execution

Puerto Rico

Increase in hedge funds trading Puerto Rico bonds, says Fitch

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 10:07

The number of hedge funds trading Puerto Rico (PR) bonds is increasing, although exposure to specific credits has become bifurcated by whether they support or oppose the new Public Corporation Debt and Enforcement Recovery Act, according to a report from Fitch Ratings. »

Trading screens

Wells Fargo Securities’ Prime Services to launch self-clearing capabilities

Tue, 12/08/2014 - 12:00

Wells Fargo Securities has received approval from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for a self-clearing brokerage providing additional financing and services solutions to alternative asset managers. »

Jose Ribas, Bloomberg

Bloomberg ready to support buy-side in valuation & collateral reporting under EMIR

Thu, 07/08/2014 - 16:49

Back in February this year, buy-side institutions and their bank counterparts were required to start reporting portfolio trade positions under EMIR (European Market Infrastructure Regulation). Bloomberg moved quickly to provide its EMIR reporting solution under this first phase of reporting and is now gearing up to support customers as phase two of EMIR approaches: namely, valuation and collateral reporting, which commences 11 August 2014. »

Electronic trading floor

Eurex expands distribution network of its Trade Entry Services

Wed, 06/08/2014 - 10:08

Eurex Group has introduced connectivity of Trade Capture Platforms (TCPs) via the enhanced Multilateral Trade Registration (MTR) Service. »

Report

LME publishes Commitments of Traders Report

Tue, 05/08/2014 - 14:02

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has published its first Commitments of Traders Report (COTR) in response to general market demand for broader transparency. »

Traders

VIX index futures trading volume hits record level

Mon, 04/08/2014 - 16:02

The CBOE Futures Exchange saw record trading volume in CBOE Volatility Index (VIX index) futures during non-US trading hours, with an estimated 68,033 contracts changing hands. »

CBOE Futures Exchange

Futures Exchange has busiest day in history

Mon, 04/08/2014 - 09:32

The CBOE Futures Exchange saw new single-day volume records for total trading volume exchange-wide at CFE and for futures on the CBOE Volatility Index on 1 August.   »

Report

Quant trading methods at risk of being ubiquitous, says TABB research

Mon, 04/08/2014 - 06:00

The future of quantitative trading methods is at risk of being indistinguishable from anything else in a transition to a new quant landscape where its success will require significantly more data, says research by TABB Group.  »

Japan flag

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). »

Globe and currency signs

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. »

EU flag

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. »

Netherlands flag

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.   »

Down arrow

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. »

Globe and currency signs

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. »

features
Article
Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook – Augst 2015

In this excerpt from Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook, we take a closer look at the level of competition in the industry today and use our latest survey results to reveal fund manager predictions for asset growth for the rest of 2015. ... »

Article
survey

The Preqin Special Report: Private Debt Fund Manager Outlook features exclusive survey results drawn from over 100 private debt fund managers worldwide. This extract discusses what fund managers have highlighted as the biggest issues facing the industry and their views on regulation. ... »

Special report
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... »

Article
EU Flag

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. ... »

Article
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.  ... »

Article
Sovereign Wealth Funds

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.  ... »

latestjobs
HR (Benefits/Payroll) Manager

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Javascript Developer

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Junior Credit Desk Analyst- IG & HY Research

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT

events
5 days 21 hours from now - New York
6 days 21 hours from now - New York
1 week 4 days from now - London
1 week 5 days from now - California
specialreports