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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. »

Trader

Trad-X volumes hit record highs as platform introduces CCP position switch service

Tue, 10/06/2014 - 12:05

Interest rate swaps platform Trad-X has hit record trading volumes for US dollar interest rate swaps. »

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CBOE Futures Exchange set for 24-hour VIX futures trading

Tue, 10/06/2014 - 10:28

CBOE Futures Exchange is to extend trading hours for CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) futures to nearly 24 hours a day, five days a week, starting 22 June. »

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SEC charges Liquidnet over failures to safeguard confidential trading information

Mon, 09/06/2014 - 10:01

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged dark pool alternative trading system operator Liquidnet with improperly using subscribers’ confidential trading information in marketing its services. »

Euros

Turnover at Deutsche Börse’s cash markets at EUR96.1 billion in May

Tue, 03/06/2014 - 13:04

Order book turnover on Xetra, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and Tradegate stood at EUR96.1 billion in May 2014, down from EUR109.2 billion in May 2013. »

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CBOE Futures Exchange VIX futures trading volumes down in May

Tue, 03/06/2014 - 12:00

May 2014 average daily volume (ADV) and total monthly volume in futures on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) and total exchange-wide at CFE have fallen since May last year. »

Trading screens

ICE Clear Europe secures CFTC order permitting portfolio margining of futures and foreign futures contracts

Tue, 03/06/2014 - 06:03

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has issued an order granting a request from ICE Clear Europe regarding portfolio margining of futures and foreign futures contracts. »

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First Derivatives extends Delta Flow to include integrated FX trade surveillance capabilities

Mon, 02/06/2014 - 06:00

First Derivatives, a provider of software and consulting services to the capital markets industry, has launched an integrated trade execution, risk management and surveillance solution for FX markets. »

Trader at screen

Traiana launches enhanced version of CreditLink for buy-side firms trading on SEFs

Fri, 30/05/2014 - 16:01

Traiana, a provider of pre-trade risk and post-trade processing solutions, has launched an enhanced version of CreditLink with new functionality designed for buy-side market participants trading on swap execution facilities (SEFs). »

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CBOE to launch SPX end-of-month options in July

Fri, 30/05/2014 - 09:32

Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) plans to introduce PM-settled, end-of-month options series (EOM) – with expiration dates falling on the last business day of the month – for its S&P 500 Index (SPX) options. »

Euros

Eurex expands its interest rate derivatives segment

Thu, 29/05/2014 - 06:00

The international derivatives market Eurex Exchange is expanding its interest rate derivatives segment with the addition of physically deliverable Euro-Swap Futures, available from 1 September. »

Trading screens

Enyx partners with Options to provide FPGA-based market data distribution from key centres

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 16:01

Customers of Enyx will now be able to access nxFeed, the firm’s ultra-low latency FPGA-based market data distribution system, through Options’ Velocity market connectivity and application hosting service. »

Currency cogs

Eurex to launch currency derivatives

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 14:00

Eurex Exchange, the international derivatives market of Deutsche Börse Group, is to extend its product range by introducing foreign exchange (FX) derivatives as a new asset class. »

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EEX and Kazakh commodity exchange Caspi sign cooperation agreement

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 10:07

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) and the Kazakh commodity exchange Caspi JSC have concluded a cooperation agreement. »

Trading screens

Calastone implements Proquote connection

Thu, 22/05/2014 - 15:00

Calastone has implemented its Proquote connection, providing real-time market data coverage of the global markets with integrated trading supporting a number of exchange venues. »

London Stock Exchange

EuroCCP to clear London Stock Exchange trades

Wed, 21/05/2014 - 14:28

European Central Counterparty (EuroCCP), the largest cash equities central counterparty in Europe, will be clearing trades executed on London Stock Exchange (LSE).  »

Trading screens

Deutsche Börse expands Eurex market data offering with real-time analytics

Mon, 19/05/2014 - 14:40

Deutsche Börse Market Data + Services has introduced real-time analytics for the most liquid futures contracts traded on Eurex. »

Singapore

SGX clears over USD3 billion in non-deliverable interest rate swaps

Mon, 19/05/2014 - 12:01

Singapore Exchange (SGX) has cleared more than USD3 billion notional worth of Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) and Thai Baht (THB) non-deliverable interest rate swaps (NDIRS) since its launch on 7 April 2014. »

Survey

European HFT concerns mirror those in the US, says survey

Fri, 16/05/2014 - 14:00

Less than a third (28 per cent) of European financial industry participants believe that European equity markets are currently fair for all, and almost twice as many (28 per cent) believe that high frequency trading (HFT) is harmful as believe it is helpful (14 per cent). »

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BNP Paribas joins TOM MTF as new member

Fri, 16/05/2014 - 06:01

BNP Paribas is the latest member on the TOM (The Order Machine) MTF derivatives market. »

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