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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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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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.  »

Electronic trading floor

Saxo launches futures spread trading

Tue, 18/02/2014 - 12:00

Saxo Bank has launched futures spread trading for retail and institutional clients. »

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LMEwire launch hits trade reporting deadline

Thu, 13/02/2014 - 13:30

LME Clear launched its new trade reporting service, LMEwire, in time to meet the 12 February reporting deadline set out by the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). »

Electronic trading floor

Options adds 10G connectivity to Eurex EOBI market data feed

Thu, 13/02/2014 - 12:02

Options has expanded its suite of market data feeds to include 10G connectivity to the new Eurex Enhanced Order Book Interface (EOBI) feed. »

Trading screens

Omgeo sees growth in fixed income trade allocations in 2013

Thu, 13/02/2014 - 10:12

Omgeo’s fixed income community has grown by more than 12 per cent during 2013. »

Trading screens

Deutsche Börse buys minority stake in Bondcube

Thu, 13/02/2014 - 06:03

Deutsche Börse has acquired a stake in Bondcube, the new fixed income trading system, for a low sum in the single digit millions (GBP).

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Trading screens

CFTC looks to promote trading on SEFs

Wed, 12/02/2014 - 06:03

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is introducing measures to promote trading on swap execution facilities (SEFs). »

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Value of assets under custody held by Clearstream rises by six per cent

Tue, 11/02/2014 - 16:07

The value of assets under custody held by Clearstream on behalf of customers registered an increase of six per cent to EUR12.0trn in January 2014 from EUR11.3trn in January 2013. »

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FIX Trading Community publishes initial guidelines of TCA best practices for equities

Tue, 11/02/2014 - 14:30

FIX Trading Community, the electronic trading standards body, has published recommended guidelines for transaction cost analysis (TCA) in equities. »

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CloudMargin connects with Unavista for EMIR compliant trade reporting

Tue, 11/02/2014 - 11:42

Derivatives collateral management cloud technology provider CloudMargin has connected with Unavista, part of the London Stock Exchange Group, to offer EMIR compliant trade reporting. »

Euros

CME Group to launch Euro-denominated deliverable interest rate swap futures

Tue, 11/02/2014 - 06:00

CME Group is to launch Euro-denominated deliverable interest rate swap futures (Euro DSF) contracts on 14 April, pending CFTC review.  »

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SGX to revise fees for securities market

Fri, 07/02/2014 - 16:06

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is revising the fee structure for its securities market to make trading more cost-efficient and to facilitate market making and improve liquidity. »

Electronic trading floor

Use of futures markets algorithms with greater sophistication shifts into high gear

Fri, 07/02/2014 - 14:09

TABB Group expects algorithmic trading in futures markets to continue expanding faster over the next two years, with a 96 per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2011 to 2015. »

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Euronext Fund Service to launch in France

Thu, 06/02/2014 - 14:30

Euronext has welcomed the publication in France of a decree authorising active open-end funds to be admitted to trading on regulated markets or multilateral trading facilities. »

Electronic trading floor

Options expands low latency offering

Wed, 05/02/2014 - 12:10

Private financial cloud provider Options is to offer Quincy Data’s Quincy Extreme Data (QED) service, enabling it to offer data at the lowest known latencies to customers trading across markets in Equinix NY4 and the CME.

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Trading screens

Shifts in market structure drive investors to consider changes to trading desk technology

Wed, 05/02/2014 - 11:36

Changes in market structure are prompting institutional investors to consider the potential expensive and disruptive step of changing the technology that services their trading desks. »

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BofA Merrill rolls out Broker-Dealer Instinct

Wed, 05/02/2014 - 10:08

Trader Instinct, Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s global equities trading and consulting platform, is now available to sell-side brokers via Broker-Dealer Instinct, a trading, clearing and order flow management platform. »

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Average daily volume of 8.5 million contracts at Eurex Group in January 2014

Wed, 05/02/2014 - 09:07

In January 2014 the international derivatives markets of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 8.5 million contracts, down from 8.6 million contracts in January 2013. »

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BATS Global Markets and Direct Edge complete merger

Wed, 05/02/2014 - 06:10

BATS Global Markets and Direct Edge completed their merger on 31 January, creating one of the world’s largest stock exchange operators. »

Traders

CBOE VIX options and C2 Options Exchange set new single-day volume records

Tue, 04/02/2014 - 16:23

CBOE Holdings has reported new single-day volume records for CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) options and the C2 Options Exchange (C2SM). »

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Calypso interfaces to DTCC GTR for EMIR reporting

Tue, 04/02/2014 - 13:21

Calypso Technology has released an interface to the DTCC’s global trade repository service (GTR) for EMIR (European Markets Infrastructure Regulation) reporting. »

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