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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. »

Electronic trading floor

Oslo Børs implements new OTC derivatives platform from Baymarkets

Tue, 18/03/2014 - 16:00

Oslo Børs has upgraded Oslo Connect, its OTC derivatives MTF trading and price discovery system, to the latest version of Edge, which is provided by Baymarkets. »

Document signing

Euronext signs agreement on UTP implementation with four MENA exchanges

Tue, 18/03/2014 - 15:05

Euronext has signed agreements with four exchanges in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for the implementation of its new UTP solution, UTP-Hybrid.  »

Trader

ISS lists on main market of Nasdaq OMX Nordic

Thu, 13/03/2014 - 14:45

Trading of ISS shares has opened on Nasdaq OMX Nordic. »

Electronic trading floor

ECC launches EMIR trade reporting services

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 16:02

The European Commodity Clearing (ECC) has expanded its offering to include reporting services required under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). »

Up arrow

Options on futures trading grows by 27 per cent, says TABB

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:10

Options on futures markets are seeing rapid growth in trading volumes as investors expand their use of these instruments in hedging and volatility strategies. »

Traders

Bloomberg SEF’s available-to-trade determinations are self-certified, says CFTC

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 06:01

The CFTC has announced that Bloomberg SEF’s available-to-trade determinations (MAT determinations) for certain interest rate swap (IRS) and credit default swap (CDS) contracts are now self-certified. »

Trading screens

Improved post-trade automation needed in ETD market

Tue, 11/03/2014 - 16:00

The push toward an exchange-traded derivatives (ETDs) market has exposed gaps in the post-trade process used by market participants to clear and settle these transactions. »

Up arrow

Exchange-traded derivatives trading volumes recovered in 2013, says WFE

Tue, 11/03/2014 - 12:02

The number of exchange-traded derivatives (ETD) worldwide increased by three per cent in 2013 to 22 billion contracts, according to statistics compiled by the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE). »

Trading screens

Clearstream and banks develop new T2S asset servicing model

Tue, 11/03/2014 - 10:02

Clearstream, BNP Paribas Securities Services, Intesa Sanpaolo and BBVA are developing an asset servicing model for a market environment with TARGET2-Securities (T2S). »

Trading screens

LCH.Clearnet’s SwapClear expands compression offering

Mon, 10/03/2014 - 16:01

LCH.Clearnet has expanded its compression offering to include multilateral compression via SwapClear, its interest rate derivatives clearing service.  »

Singapore

SGX Asian index futures contracts granted CTFC approval

Thu, 06/03/2014 - 06:08

US investors can now trade the Singapore Exchange’s (SGX) latest suite of Asian index futures: SGX MSCI Thailand Index Futures, SGX-PSE MSCI Philippines Index Futures and SGX MSCI India Index Futures. »

Euros

Low-touch share of 2014 European equity trading commission wallet to exceed 40 per cent

Wed, 05/03/2014 - 06:32

Low-touch channels are anticipated to receive more than 40% of the commission wallet for the first time in 2014, up from 35% in 2013, according to TABB. »

Trader

VIX futures ADV sets new record in February

Tue, 04/03/2014 - 14:33

Average daily volume (ADV) in futures on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) and total exchange-wide ADV at CFE reached record levels in February 2014. »

Traders

Average daily volume of 7.9 million contracts at Eurex Group in February

Tue, 04/03/2014 - 12:06

The international derivatives markets of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 7.9 million contracts in February 2014, down from 8.7 million contracts in February 2013. »

Up arrow

Turnover at Deutsche Börse’s cash markets at EUR102.6bn in February

Tue, 04/03/2014 - 10:04

Order book turnover on Xetra, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and Tradegate stood at EUR102.6bn in February 2014, up from EUR93bn in February 2013. »

Index

Euronext announces reweighting of AEX, AMX and AScX

Tue, 04/03/2014 - 08:47

The annual re-weighting of Euronext’s AEX, AMX and AScX indices will take place after close of the markets on 21 March 2014. »

Electronic trading floor

Trading industry adopts FIX protocol for TESI

Fri, 28/02/2014 - 06:11

The global trading industry has begun implementation of the guidelines set down by the FIX Trading Community to reduce operational risk and enable more efficient set up of clients on OTC electronic trading platforms. »

Trader

Omgeo CTM community grows by 33 per cent in 2013

Wed, 26/02/2014 - 06:01

Omgeo’s Central Trade Manager (Omgeo CTM) community has increased by 33 per cent in 2013, with the addition of over 150 broker/dealers and 280 investment managers. »

Trading screens

Lucera launches on-demand infrastructure for global electronic trading

Fri, 21/02/2014 - 10:04

Lucera Financial Infrastructures is making its infrastructure available to power electronic trading by financial institutions and high-frequency trading (HFT) firms. »

Electronic trading floor

BATS selects Equinix as primary data centre for exchange platforms

Fri, 21/02/2014 - 06:09

BATS has selected Equinix as its primary data centre provider for all of the BATS exchange platforms, including the Direct Edge Exchanges – EDGA and EDGX.  »

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