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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. »

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. »

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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. »

Up arrow

VIX futures March trading volume up 20 per cent on 2013

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 16:00

Average daily volume (ADV) in VIX futures was 183,612 contracts during March, a 14 per cent increase from March 2013 and a 15 per cent decrease from February's record ADV.  »

Currency cogs

Algorithmic trading takes hold in FX

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 10:03

Algorithmic trading strategies are taking hold in FX – a development that is providing a boost to proprietary bank trading systems that had been losing market share to multi-dealer trading platforms. »

Report

OTC derivatives regulators issue report to G20

Tue, 01/04/2014 - 11:53

The Over-the-Counter (OTC) Derivatives Regulators Group (ODRG) has issued a report that identifies the current list of remaining cross-border implementation issues related to global reform of OTC derivatives markets. »

Trading screens

Deutsche Börse launches Eurex Order by Order

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 14:53

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. »

Research

TABB Group examines missed block trading opportunities in US equities markets

Wed, 26/03/2014 - 14:07

Cracking the block market is a tall order and has been for the past decade, TABB Group says in new research. »

Data

Options upgrades Weehawken to Secaucus connectivity with fastest fibre available

Wed, 26/03/2014 - 10:05

Private financial cloud provider Options has completed the upgrade of the route between its venues in Savvis Weehawken, New Jersey (NJ2) and Equinix Secaucus, New Jersey (NY4). »

Africa

ALTX Africa Group to launch first exchange in partnership with GMEX

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 11:30

ALT Xchange Ltd (ALTX Uganda) is to operate a securities and derivatives market, initially in Uganda, to service the East African region. »

Electronic trading floor

Interactive Brokers offers TOM access to its brokerage clients

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 14:00

Interactive Brokers will offer trading on TOM, a trading venue in The Netherlands, to its brokerage clients as of 24 March 2014. »

Electronic trading floor

Electronic order books dominate the Nasdaq market

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 06:03

Electronic order books (EOBs) continue to dominate the Nasdaq market for covered shares, a report by Celent has found. »

FTSE 100

NYSE Liffe sets daily volume record in FTSE 100 Index Futures

Thu, 20/03/2014 - 10:01

NYSE Liffe reached a daily volume record of 862,468 contracts in FTSE 100 Index futures on 18 March 2014. »

Trading screens

Liquidnet expands into fixed income market with acquisition of bond trading platform

Wed, 19/03/2014 - 06:01

Global institutional trading network Liquidnet is planning to enter the fixed income market with its acquisition of bond trading platform Vega-Chi. »

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