Traders

CBOE sees record day of trading

Trading volume in S&P 500 Index (SPX) options and CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) futures set new single-day records, while C2 Options Exchange (C2) experienced the busiest trading day in its history on 15 October. »


Accounts

Man Group FUM up 25 per cent to USD72.3 billion

Man Group as reported a 25 per cent increase in funds under management (FUM) to USD72.3 billion at 30 September 2014 (30 June 2014: USD57.7 billion). »


Dollars

DTCC proposes central clearing from USD1.6trn institutional tri-party repo market

The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) subsidiary Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC) intends to submit a rule filing with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and an Advance Notice filing to both the SEC and the Federal Reserve to provide central clearing for the over USD1.6 trillion institutional tri-party repo market. »


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Clearing and risk division director Ananda Radhakrishnan to leave CFTC

Ananda Radhakrishnan, director of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Clearing and Risk (DCR), is to leave the agency in the middle of November.  »


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Billion-dollar question: Are public-to-private transactions on the way out?

Following industry debates that the leveraged buyout market has all but dried up, Preqin examines whether or not buyouts and, in particular, public-to private transactions are still attractive to the investment community. »


Bitcoin

DigitalTangible launches first physical silver marketplace on the bitcoin blockchain

Gold bitcoin specialist DigitalTangible has entered the silver marketplace by offering fine silver bullion and coins on its catalogue at the lowest premiums available anywhere online. »


Liquidity

Neonet expands liquidity access with Aquis Exchange

Neonet, an independent agency broker and execution specialist, is providing access for clients to Aquis Exchange, the subscription-based European equities exchange.

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Tim Bevan appointed chief executive of BCS Prime Brokerage

BCS Financial Group, the largest broker of equities and derivatives on the Moscow exchange, has appointed Tim Bevan as chief executive of BCS Prime Brokerage. »


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Charles River adds Thomson Reuters pricing and reference data

Charles River, a front- and middle-office investment management solution provider, has enhanced its managed data service with the addition of Thomson Reuters pricing and reference data. »


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ICMA’s European Repo Council reports successful migration of the European bond markets to T+2

Initial feedback from the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and the ICMA European Repo Council (ERC) members and operations working groups indicates that that the transition to settlement at T+2 for the European fixed income markets has been largely successful with few issues. »


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