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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). »

Edward T Tilly

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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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. »

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. »

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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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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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State Street Global Advisors has unveiled the results of an in-depth survey of 420 senior executives within global private and public pension plans, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, summarised in this keynote Hedgeweek Special Report... »

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