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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.  »

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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). »

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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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Traiana launches service to reconcile reference data ahead of mandatory SEF trading

Tue, 14/01/2014 - 06:01

Traiana has launched a service to reconcile client reference data ahead of the introduction of mandatory electronic trading of swaps on swap execution facilities (SEFs). »

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BNP Paribas and Morgan Stanley join EurexOTC Clear

Mon, 13/01/2014 - 12:24

BNP Paribas and Morgan Stanley have joined EurexOTC Clear for Interest Rate Swaps (IRS), Eurex Clearing’s central counterparty service for OTC derivatives, increasing the total number of clearing members to 32. »

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S&P Capital IQ Real-Time Solutions extends QuantFEED and QuantLINK for HKEx

Fri, 10/01/2014 - 06:15

S&P Capital IQ Real-Time Solutions has extended its QuantFEED and QuantLINK solutions through Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing’s (HKEx) Orion programme. »

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GRC partners with REGIS-TR to provide EMIR-compliant trade reporting services

Thu, 09/01/2014 - 16:01

Global Reporting Company (GRC) and REGIS-TR have teamed up to provide buy-side and corporate clients with European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) compliant trade reporting services. »

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ABN AMRO Clearing becomes a member of EurexOTC Clear for Interest Rate Swaps

Thu, 09/01/2014 - 10:03

ABN AMRO Clearing has become a clearing member of EurexOTC Clear for Interest Rate Swaps (IRS). »

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Global derivatives trading volume down 7.6 per cent

Wed, 08/01/2014 - 16:01

NYSE Euronext global derivatives average daily trading volume (ADV) in December 2013 was 5.9 million contracts, down 7.6 per cent from December 2012 and down 10.8 per cent from November 2013. »

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Trading volume at Eurex Group totals 2.2 billion contracts in 2013

Mon, 06/01/2014 - 10:10

The international derivatives markets of Eurex Group ended 2013 with a turnover of approximately 2.2 billion contracts, down from 2.3 billion contracts in 2012. »

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CBOE Futures Exchange trading volume hits all-time high in 2013

Mon, 06/01/2014 - 06:05

Annual trading for total exchange-wide activity and for futures on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) reached new all-time highs in 2013, with several other trading records set during the year. »

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Clearstream extends ICSD settlement day

Thu, 19/12/2013 - 14:05

Clearstream, the post-trade services provider of Deutsche Börse Group, is extending the settlement day of its international central securities depository (ICSD). »

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Eurex to launch index futures contracts based on TASE’s main index

Thu, 19/12/2013 - 13:53

Eurex Exchange is to list and clear index futures based on the TA-25 index, Israel’s blue chip index and one of the most heavily traded regional equity indices. »

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ECC to launch trade reporting services

Wed, 18/12/2013 - 06:02

European Commodity Clearing (ECC) is to offer reporting of transaction data – so-called trade reporting – in the framework of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). »

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NSD and BNY Mellon help Russian-based investors trade DRs

Tue, 17/12/2013 - 16:07

Russian investors and brokers will be able to issue and cancel depositary receipts (DRs) in Russian companies thanks to an agreement between National Settlement Depositary (NSD) and BNY Mellon. »

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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

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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