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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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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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. ... »

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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

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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Hedgeweek Special Report: Hedge Fund Administration

Hedge Fund Administration 2015

Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57

Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »

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North America

Private debt in North America

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06

The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »

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