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Barclays, Credit Suisse charged with dark pool violations

Barclays, Credit Suisse charged with dark pool violations

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 09:21

Barclays Capital and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) have agreed to settle separate SEC cases finding that they violated federal securities laws while operating alternative trading systems known as dark pools and Credit Suisse’s Light Pool. »

MarketAxess announces record emerging market trading volumes in 2015

MarketAxess announces record emerging market trading volumes in 2015

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 15:58

Fixed-income electronic trading platform MarketAxess saw record global Emerging Market (EM) trading volumes of USD146 billion during 2015, a 30 per cent increase in trading volumes compared to the previous year.   »

The Great Reshuffling of 2016

The Great Reshuffling of 2016

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 09:22


The search for liquidity has overtaken the low latency arms race, according to the latest update from  Object Trading, provider of a multi-asset direct market access trading infrastructure to buy and sell side clients.  »

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New CBOE study examines weekly and monthly S&P 500 PutWrite indexes

Thu, 28/01/2016 - 11:13

A new study from The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) examines the monthly CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Index and the CBOE S&P 500 One-Week PutWrite Index, comparing their performance with that of traditional benchmark stock and bond indexes.  »

ParFX launches trading in Hungarian forint

ParFX launches trading in Hungarian forint

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 16:41

Wholesale electronic trading platform ParFX has expanded the number of currencies in its offering with the addition of the Hungarian forint (HUF).  »

Alternative assets industry grows to record USD7.4tn in 2015

Alternative assets industry grows to record USD7.4tn in 2015

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 09:10

Alternative assets fund managers hold a record USD7.4 trillion in combined assets under management (AUM) in 2015, up from USD6.9 trillion a year before, according to Preqin’s 2016 Global Alternatives Reports. »

Euronext launches sugar contract

Euronext launches sugar contract

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 09:05

Euronext is to launch a new Sugar commodities futures contract in the autumn of 2016 allowing the industry to hedge its positions against price fluctuations and anticipate future price movements, just as the Sugar quotas expire in the European market.  »

Institutional investors wary of increasing correlations, turning to alts, says Natixis survey

Institutional investors wary of increasing correlations, turning to alts, says Natixis survey

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 16:23

Institutional investors worldwide say it is challenging to find diversification among traditional asset classes, with more than half (54 per cent) saying stocks and bonds are too highly correlated to provide distinctive sources of return. »

Institutional investors to embrace illiquid assets and active management in 2016, says BlackRock survey

Institutional investors to embrace illiquid assets and active management in 2016, says BlackRock survey

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 09:30

Large institutional investors expect to embrace active management in 2016 to combat macro-economic trends, anticipated market volatility and divergent monetary policy, a new BlackRock survey has found. »

Barclay CTA Index down 1.19 per cent in December

Barclay CTA Index down 1.19 per cent in December

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 09:28

Managed futures traders lost 1.19 per cent in December according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index was down 1.43 per cent in 2015. »

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