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Electronic trading floor

BofA Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs join EurexOTC Clear for Interest Rate Swaps

Fri, 29/11/2013 - 10:05

BofA Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs have become clearing members of EurexOTC Clear for Interest Rate Swaps (IRS). »

Volatility

CBOE launches Mid-Term Volatility Index

Thu, 28/11/2013 - 10:11

Chicago Board Options Exchange has created a new benchmark volatility index – the CBOE Mid-Term Volatility Index (VXMT). »

Trading screens

Traiana launches cross jurisdiction UTI management solution

Thu, 28/11/2013 - 06:02

Traiana, a provider of pre-trade risk and post-trade processing solutions, has launched a Unique Trade Identifier (UTI) management solution using the Harmony network. »

Aquis Exchange chief executive Alasdair Haynes

Aquis Exchange completes first day of live operations

Wed, 27/11/2013 - 13:54

Aquis Exchange, the pan-European equities trading exchange, has completed its first day of live operations, executing trades in all three of the markets available at launch. »

Volatility

CBOE to list options on CBOE Russell 2000 Volatility Index on 3 Dec

Wed, 27/11/2013 - 12:14

Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) is to list options on the CBOE Russell 2000 Volatility Index (RVX) beginning 3 December. »

Traders

DTCC Limit Monitoring to provide early warning system to identify unusual trading activity

Wed, 27/11/2013 - 06:38

The National Securities Clearing Corporation (NSCC) has filed a proposed rule change with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to provide its members with a new tool designed to serve as an early warning system that alerts those firms to trading activity that is nearing defined trading limits. »

Electronic trading floor

Zürcher Kantonalbank joins EurexOTC Clear

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 12:50

Zürcher Kantonalbank has become a clearing member of EurexOTC Clear for Interest Rate Swaps (IRS), raising the number of clearing participants on EurexOTC Clear to 19. »

Trader at screen

Four more UK TPAs select Calastone for auto re-registration

Mon, 25/11/2013 - 16:01

Four third party administrators (TPAs) have selected Calastone for automated re-registration. »

Connecting hands

LME Clear connects with DTCC to provide trade reporting service

Thu, 21/11/2013 - 16:03

LME Clear has selected The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), an approved trade repository, as its strategic partner for the new LME reporting service, LMEwire. »

Clock

CBOE, C2, CBSX and CFE set Thanksgiving trading schedule

Thu, 21/11/2013 - 06:09

CBOE Holdings has sets its trading schedule for Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), C2 Options Exchange (C2), CBOE Stock Exchange (CBSX) and CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) regular trading hours and VX futures extended trading hours in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. »

Index

Newedge Trend Indices outperform in October

Wed, 20/11/2013 - 14:37

Nine of the 11 Newedge Hedge Fund Indices saw gains in October, including the Newedge CTA, Trend, and Short-Term indices. »

Asia Pacific

Traiana Harmony’s CFD and equity swap network expands in Asia

Tue, 19/11/2013 - 16:01

Traiana’s Harmony network, the firm’s global product for equities swaps/CFD markets, is now live in the Asia Pacific region. »

Numbers and magnifying glass

eVestment separate account and hedge fund data coming to Morningstar Direct

Tue, 19/11/2013 - 11:42

Morningstar is to make eVestment separate account and hedge fund data available to users of Morningstar Direct, the company's investment analysis platform for institutional investors. »

Hourglass

CBOE Short-term VIX index values now disseminated every 15 seconds

Tue, 19/11/2013 - 10:43

Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has expanded the frequency for disseminating values on its recently created CBOE Short-term Volatility Index (VXST index). »

Trading screens

Volante Technologies launches SWIFT Funds Migration Accelerator

Tue, 19/11/2013 - 06:00

Volante Technologies has launched its SWIFT Funds Migration Accelerator, which is designed to increase firms’ readiness to support ISO 20022 funds message types. »

Oil

BGC Partners launches European power desk

Mon, 18/11/2013 - 16:00

BGC Partners, a brokerage company servicing the wholesale financial and real estate markets, has launched a European power desk. »

Index

Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 1.59 per cent in October

Mon, 18/11/2013 - 10:06

The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 1.59 per cent for the month of October with all but one of the ten sub strategies ending the month in positive territory. »

Twitter logo

CBOE and C2 to list options on Twitter on 15 November

Fri, 15/11/2013 - 14:08

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and C2 Options Exchange are to list options on the stock of Twitter on 15 November.  »

Michael Verkuijl, global head of sales at Traiana

Traiana opens Singapore office as it expands in Asia-Pacific

Thu, 14/11/2013 - 14:11

Traiana, a provider of pre-trade risk and post-trade processing solutions, has created a hub for its Asia Pacific business by opening a new office in Singapore.  »

Electronic trading floor

Barclays launches enhanced LSOC with Excess model

Thu, 14/11/2013 - 10:05

Barclays has launched an enhanced Legal Segregation with Operational Commingling (LSOC) with Excess model at CME Clearing for its over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives clearing clients. »

Trader at screen

Neonet Securities and LiquidMetrix partner to create algorithmic trading suite

Tue, 12/11/2013 - 16:30

Neonet Securities and LiquidMetrix are to collaborate on the creation of an enhanced suite of trading algorithms. »

Trading screens

Traiana CCP Connect supports first FX derivative client cleared trades at LCH.Clearnet

Tue, 12/11/2013 - 12:02

Traiana’s Harmony CCP Connect is the first middleware solution to match and affirm FX derivative client trades with LCH.Clearnet’s ForexClear service, following the establishment of direct connectivity with the clearing house in July this year. »

Globe and clock

NYSE Euronext sets date for completing acquisition by IntercontinentalExchange

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 10:08

NYSE Euronext has provided a statement and timeline for the completion of its acquisition by IntercontinentalExchange (ICE), an operator of global markets and clearing houses. »

Approved stamp

ESMA approves DTCC trade repository in Europe

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 06:08

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has approved DTCC’s Derivatives Repository Limited (DDRL) to operate a multi-asset class derivatives repository in Europe. »

Clock

Countdown to EMIR reporting begins



Fri, 08/11/2013 - 16:03

The first trade repositories need to begin European Market and Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) reporting for all derivative counterparties in February 2014, according to the European Securities and Markets Authorities (ESMA).

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Mark Beeston, chief executive of portfolio risk services for ICAP

ICAP and Interactive Data form collaboration for OTC data distribution

Fri, 08/11/2013 - 12:07

ICAP and Interactive Data Corporation have formed a new collaboration for over-the-counter data distribution. »

Gas ring

PEGAS reports strong increase in spot and futures volumes

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:19

A total volume of 22.5 TWh was traded on PEGAS, the natural gas platform formed by cooperation between the European Energy Exchange (EEX) and Powernext, and cleared by European Commodity Clearing (ECC) in October 2013. »

Bud Daleiden, Eze Software

Eze Software’s RealTick EMS integrates CQG order routing network to expand futures connectivity

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 12:14

CQG’s Continuum Order Routing Network is now available in Eze Software’s multi-broker, cross-asset electronic execution platform, the RealTick EMS. »

Sam Priyadarshi, head of fixed income derivatives at Vanguard

Buy-side welcomes swap futures as OTC market undergoes structural reform

Wed, 06/11/2013 - 13:06

By James Williams – “At Vanguard we view swap futurisation as a positive development. It is another step in the trend towards convergence of how fixed income securities are traded electronically. Whether its swaps or swap futures, going forward you will have to trade them electronically,” says Sam Priyadarshi (pictured), head of fixed income derivatives at Vanguard. »

Trader at screen

CameronTec integrates FIX platform with Object Trading’s global DMA platform

Wed, 06/11/2013 - 12:00

CameronTec has integrated its FIX platform with the Object Trading’s global DMA platform for equity, derivative and FX markets. »

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