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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). »

Man with laptop

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. »

Trading screens

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. »

Trader at screen

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). »

Trader at screen

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. »

Trading screens

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. »

Trader

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? »

Electronic trading floor

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. »

Traders

CME Group secures European TR approval

Fri, 29/11/2013 - 12:18

CME Group has received approval from the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) as a trade repository (TR) under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). »

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. »

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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.  ... »

Special report
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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North America

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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