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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. »

Electronic trading floor

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). »

Electronic trading floor

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. »

Traders

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). »

Israel

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. »

Electronic trading floor

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). »

Russia flag

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. »

Trading screens

LCH.Clearnet launches clearing for 187 single-name credit default swaps

Mon, 16/12/2013 - 14:40

LCH.Clearnet has expanded its credit default swap clearing (CDS) service, CDSClear, to offer single-name CDS clearing. »

German flag

Genscape launches German CHP service as enhancement to Power RT Product

Mon, 16/12/2013 - 06:03

Genscape, a provider of energy information for commodity and financial markets, has launched plans for a new combined heat and power (CHP) service for the German power market. »

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Green Key Technologies secures OTC matching algorithm patent

Fri, 13/12/2013 - 12:06

The US Patent Office has awarded Green Key Technologies a patent for the design of its OTC liquidity allocation process called Decline Ratio Matching. »

Taiwan

Taiwanese banks select Calastone for offshore fund execution

Tue, 10/12/2013 - 14:55

Landbank of Taiwan, Mega International Commercial Bank and Bank of Taipei have appointed Calastone for the execution of offshore fund transactions via the Taiwan Depository Clearing Corporation (TDCC) fund order routing service. »

Index

CTAs in a strong recovery mode in November

Tue, 10/12/2013 - 12:05

Ten out of 13 Lyxor Indices ended the month of November in positive territory, led by the CTA Long Term Index (+4.2 per cent), the L/S Equity Market Neutral Index (+1.7 per cent) and the CTA Short Term Index (+1.6 per cent). »

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DealVector launches InvestorLink

Tue, 10/12/2013 - 10:05

DealVector, a provider of a secure electronic communication network for the fixed income and structured credit space, has launched InvestorLink to streamline communication in the structured credit markets. »

Professor Michael Aitken, CMCRC chief executive

HFT improves market fairness, says CMCRC

Mon, 09/12/2013 - 11:45

The presence of high-frequency traders improves market fairness by reducing end-of-day price dislocation, according to research from the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC). »

Andreas Preuss, chief executive of Eurex

TAIFEX and Eurex to launch Eurex/TAIFEX link on 15 May 2014

Thu, 05/12/2013 - 16:02

TAIFEX, the Taiwan Futures Exchange, and Eurex Exchange, the international derivatives marketplace and part of Deutsche Börse Group, plan to launch the Eurex/TAIFEX Link on 15 May 2014. »

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GMEX Technologies launches trade reporting service for derivatives with CoDiese

Thu, 05/12/2013 - 14:27

GMEX Technologies has launched Global Reporting Company Limited (GRC) in partnership with Paris based regulatory and market infrastructure advisory firm CoDiese. »

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BNY Mellon enhances AccessEdge collateral management portal

Thu, 05/12/2013 - 12:30

BNY Mellon is enhancing its AccessEdge portal via a new link with Bloomberg to help clients further optimise their collateral management. »

European flags

BXTR is market leader in first month of operation

Thu, 05/12/2013 - 10:02

BATS Global Markets’ pan-European trade reporting service, BXTR, became the industry leader in its first month of operation, while BATS Chi-X Europe remained Europe’s largest stock market in November. »

Traders

Average daily trading volume at CBOE Holdings up 6%

Wed, 04/12/2013 - 06:03

November trading volumes for options contracts on Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and C2 Options Exchange (C2SM) and futures contracts on CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) totalled 91.90 million contracts. »

Singapore

Derivatives trading and clearing up, says SGX

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:38

Derivatives trading and clearing activities grew in November from a year earlier while securities trading declined, according to Singapore Exchange (SGX). »

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