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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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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. »

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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. »

Trading screens

BlackRock and Tradeweb to create electronic rates trading solution

Thu, 15/05/2014 - 12:00

BlackRock and Tradeweb Markets have formed a strategic alliance to create electronic trading solutions in the rates and derivatives markets. »

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Deutsche Börse offers full transparency for Eurex benchmark futures

Tue, 13/05/2014 - 13:28

Deutsche Börse Market Data + Services has launched Eurex Order by Order, a new information product that makes available the entire Eurex order book for benchmark futures for the first time. »

Trading screens

Charles River expands trading solution for swaps with integrated SEF support

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:07

Charles River has enhanced electronic trading support for swap instruments by integrating workflows from Swap Execution Facilities (SEF) in the Charles River Investment Management Solution (IMS). »

Rebecca Healey, TABB Group

'Flash Boy' frenzy hits London: A disappointing story

Wed, 07/05/2014 - 08:17

The Michael Lewis PR machine hit London last week, leaving a trail of obfuscation in its wake. According to TABB Group Europe’s senior research analyst Rebecca Healey, Lewis describes a buy side unaware of what’s happening in the market. However, this hapless bunch of individuals he portrays is not representative of the industry… »

Coal

EEX to relaunch coal market

Tue, 06/05/2014 - 15:00

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) is to start an initiative to relaunch its coal market. »

Traders

Average daily volume of 8.7 million contracts at Eurex Group in April

Tue, 06/05/2014 - 13:35

In April the international derivatives exchanges of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 8.7 million contracts, down from 9.8 million contracts in April 2013. »

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VIX futures ADV down 4% from a year ago

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 14:30

April 2014 average daily volume (ADV) and total monthly volume in futures on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) and total exchange-wide at CFE were down slightly from year ago levels.   »

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Eurex to launch index futures contracts based on Tel Aviv main index in June

Wed, 30/04/2014 - 16:00

Eurex Exchange is to list index futures based on the TA-25, Israel’s blue chip index, as of 9 June 2014. »

Trading screens

Eze Castle Integration broadens collaboration with SunGard

Wed, 30/04/2014 - 10:04

Eze Castle Integration is expanding its collaboration with SunGard to provide the global hedge fund industry greater access to trading counterparties. »

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