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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). »

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). »

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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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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. »

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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. »

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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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Eze Software Group releases latest version of Tradar PMS

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:00

Eze Software Group has launched a new version of the Tradar PMS, its portfolio management system for buy-side institutions. »

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Object Trading adds NYSE Technologies’ OpenMAMA interface to global DMA platform

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 12:22

Object Trading, a provider of global direct market access (DMA), is adding support for NYSE Technologies’ Middleware Agnostic Messaging API (OpenMAMA) to its FrontRunner DMA suite. »

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Eurex records ADV of 7.5 million contracts in November

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 10:33

The international derivatives markets of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 7.4 million contracts in November 2013, compared with 7.5 million in November 2012. »

Cooperation

SGX and China Futures Association to collaborate

Mon, 02/12/2013 - 13:52

Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the China Futures Association (CFA) are cooperating in the development of derivatives markets in China and Singapore. »

Anthony Masso, CEO, Succession Systems

Don’t be killed by your brokers’ market access kill switches

Mon, 02/12/2013 - 10:11

By Anthony Masso, CEO, Succession Systems – The SEC Enforcement Order against Knight Capital calls for Brokers to institute fully automated ‘lock downs’, prohibiting orders from entering the market if risk thresholds are reached.  Called ‘kill switches’, are you aware of the conditions that could trigger a lock down and how it would affect your orders and position? »

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ICE Trade Vault Europe approved by ESMA as trade repository

Mon, 02/12/2013 - 06:03

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has approved ICE Trade Vault Europe as a trade repository for the reporting of swaps and futures trade data to meet requirements of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). »

Hong Kong

Markit to deploy compliance solution for equity trading in Hong Kong

Fri, 29/11/2013 - 16:05

Financial information services company Markit has been selected by members of the Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA) to provide an online solution to facilitate compliance with Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission’s (SFC) new electronic trading rules. »

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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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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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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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