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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. »

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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. »

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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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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. »

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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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Turnover at Deutsche Börse’s cash markets at EUR124.9bn in January

Tue, 04/02/2014 - 10:06

Order book turnover on Xetra, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and Tradegate stood at EUR124.9bn in January 2014, up from EUR94.6bn in January 2013. »

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

Mon, 03/02/2014 - 06:25

MarketAxess SEF Corporation’s self-certification of available-to-trade determinations for certain credit default swap (CDS) contracts is now self-certified, according to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). »

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CBOE Futures Exchange to launch short-term VIX futures with weekly expirations

Mon, 03/02/2014 - 06:03

CBOE Futures Exchange plans to launch trading of futures with weekly expirations on the new CBOE Short-Term Volatility Index (VXST) on 13 February, pending regulatory review. »

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Confisio and Traiana collaborate on EMIR reporting solution

Fri, 31/01/2014 - 06:43

Traiana has entered into a strategic alliance with Confisio Managed Services to provide a middleware trade reporting solution to Confisio clients in Cyprus ahead of the impending 12 February EMIR deadline.  »

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Liquid updates platform with more complete pre-trade risk and compliance toolkit

Thu, 30/01/2014 - 12:00

Liquid Holdings Group has launched version 3.6 of its Liquid platform, which integrates order and execution management with real-time risk, reporting, shadow NAV, and managed services in the cloud. »

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Clearstream and NSD open Russian corporate bond market to international investors

Thu, 30/01/2014 - 10:12

Clearstream has opened up settlement to Russian corporate bonds its direct link to the Russian central securities depository, the National Settlement Depository (NSD). »

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SGX proposes changes to global benchmark SICOM rubber contracts

Thu, 30/01/2014 - 06:02

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its global benchmark SICOM Rubber Futures this year, on the back of multiple records achieved in 2013. »

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FSMLabs launches TimeKeeper Cloud on AWS Marketplace

Tue, 28/01/2014 - 16:01

FSMLabs’s TimeKeeper Cloud is now available on AWS Marketplace.  »

Traders

S&P 500 weeklies options establish consecutive daily volume records at CBOE

Tue, 28/01/2014 - 06:28

Trading volume in S&P 500 Index (SPX) Weeklys options totalled an estimated 747,616 contracts last week, an all-time daily volume record, according to Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). »

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Euronext launches single stock futures

Mon, 27/01/2014 - 16:01

Euronext has launched an enlarged suite of single stock futures on a range of its most liquid Euronext listed stocks.  »

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch simplifies trading strategies for options

Mon, 27/01/2014 - 06:05

In an effort to simplify its electronic options trading platform, BofA Merrill Lynch has consolidated its options algo offering into four strategies: Clean Sweep, Fast Sweep, Delta-Adjusted and Smart Spreads.  »

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CFTC announces trade execution mandate for additional interest rate swaps

Fri, 24/01/2014 - 11:07

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) division of market oversight has announced trueEX’s self-certification of available-to-trade determinations (MAT Determinations) for certain interest rate swap contracts. »

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EurexOTC Clear gains support among sell- and buy-side firms

Mon, 20/01/2014 - 12:21

More than 120 buy-side firms signed with EurexOTC Clear, Eurex Clearing’s central counterparty service for Interest Rate Swap (IRS), by the end of 2013. »

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Clearstream extends range of securities eligible for TARGET2-Securities

Wed, 15/01/2014 - 14:38

Clearstream is to extend the range of securities eligible for settlement in the future pan-European settlement platform TARGET2-Securities (T2S) by leveraging the network of cross-border links to non T2S markets of its international central securities depository (ICSD). »

Currency cogs

Regulatory changes will drive FX trading volumes to futures, says report

Wed, 15/01/2014 - 12:01

New regulations will drive trading activity in foreign exchange away from options and non-deliverable forwards (NDFs) to futures, which will become a much bigger and more important part of the FX market. »

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