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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). »

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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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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.  »

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. »

Trader

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. »

features
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Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook – Augst 2015

In this excerpt from Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook, we take a closer look at the level of competition in the industry today and use our latest survey results to reveal fund manager predictions for asset growth for the rest of 2015. ... »

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survey

The Preqin Special Report: Private Debt Fund Manager Outlook features exclusive survey results drawn from over 100 private debt fund managers worldwide. This extract discusses what fund managers have highlighted as the biggest issues facing the industry and their views on regulation. ... »

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Cybersecurty for Hedge Funds

Cybersecurity for Hedge Funds

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue, it is now a business issue. This is the conclusion of the experts and fund managers around the world whose opinions were polled for this landmark Hedgeweek Special Report, which outlines Best Practices for Cybersecurity in a fast-changing environment where managers need to keep several steps ahead of cyber criminals... »

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Hedge fund manager outlook on the AIFMD

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »

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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, 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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