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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. »

Magnifying glass

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. »

Down arrow

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.   »

Israel flag

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. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

CME Europe opens for business

Wed, 30/04/2014 - 06:15

Monday 28 April saw CME Group open the doors to its new London-based exchange: CME Europe. In conjunction with CME Clearing Europe, European traders are set to benefit from improved portfolio margining efficiencies by availing of the same clearing and exchange infrastructure that has served CME Group so well from its headquarters in Chicago. »

Vishal K Gupta

Volant expands options routing capabilities through REDIPlus EMS

Mon, 28/04/2014 - 10:15

Volant Trading has expanded execution services for options traders with advanced order routing capabilities and availability through the REDIPlus Execution Management System.   »

Electronic trading floor

DTCC to partner with industry to implement T+2 in the US

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 14:01

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has released a white paper outlining the rationale for supporting a move to shorten the settlement cycle (SSC) in the US financial markets for equities, corporate and municipal bonds and unit investment trust (UIT) trades. »

Electronic trading floor

iFexx launches algorithmic investment programme for auto forex trading

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 14:09

Forex signals provider iFexx has launched an algorithmic investment programme (AIP) for auto forex trading. »

Electronic trading floor

Options makes hosting and connectivity upgrades ahead of eSpeed migration

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 06:30

Private financial cloud provider Options has implemented a series of upgrades and expansions to its managed server hosting and connectivity in Carteret, New Jersey. »

Electronic trading floor

Eurex Exchange sees new monthly all-time volume record for international derivatives

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 10:09

The international derivatives market Eurex Exchange achieved a new milestone in its dividend derivatives segment in March 2014. »

Thumbs up

Strong start for CBOE short-term volatility index options

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 16:01

First-day trading volume for CBOE Short-Term Volatility Index options with weekly expirations totalled an estimated 3,134 contracts, according to data released by the Chicago Board Options Exchange. »

Report

Eurex Clearing publishes study on capital efficiencies of central clearing

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 12:21

Eurex Clearing has published a study looking at maximising capital and cost efficiency through an integrated cross-product central counterparty (CCP) clearing service. »

Electronic trading floor

CFTC issues ‘no-action letter’ for swaps trading on EU multilateral trading facilities

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 16:00

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Divisions of Market Oversight (DMO) and Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) have issued a no-action letter with respect to swaps trading on multilateral trading facilities overseen by authorities designated by European Union member states. »

Index

FTSE TMX Global Debt Capital Markets acquires MTS’ indices business

Wed, 09/04/2014 - 06:01

FTSE TMX Global Debt Capital Markets has acquired the indices business of MTS, whose indices track the performance of the largest and most widely traded government issued securities in European bonds. »

Trading screens

Union Investment adopts EurexOTC Clear

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 16:01

Union Investment, one of the largest German asset managers for private and institutional investors, has adopted EurexOTC Clear for Interest Rate Swaps (IRS). »

Euros

BATS Chi-X Europe introduces new pricing model

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 13:00

BATS Chi-X Europe is introducing a new pricing model on its CXE Lit Order Book, the largest of the exchange’s four European order books. »

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