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Gavel and scales

Macquarie Futures USA fined USD150,000 for failing to maintain adequate funds in secured accounts

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 13:46

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an order filing and simultaneously settling charges against Macquarie Futures USA, a New York-based registered futures commission merchant (FCM), for failing to maintain adequate funds in secured accounts. »

Traders

Average daily volume of 6.6 million contracts at Eurex Group in August

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 12:55

In August 2013, the international derivatives markets of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 6.6 million contracts, compared with 7.2 million contracts in August 2012. »

Handshake

Wake2o adds to hedge fund secondaries sales team

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 12:11

Wake2o has appointed Jean-Michel Montandon as a vice president in the firm’s global hedge fund distribution business, which comprises Wake2o hedge fund secondaries illiquids, hedge fund secondaries continuing classes, legal claims and the Wake-X intermediation platform. »

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VIX futures trading volume up 83 per cent y-o-y in August, says CBOE

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 12:00

August trading volume in VIX futures totalled 3,488,149 contracts, an increase of 83 per cent over August’s total in 2012 and a gain of 19 per cent over the previous month, according to figures released by the CBOE Futures Exchange.  »

Numbers and magnifying glass

Momentum in asset growth is vital to successfully raising hedge fund assets, says Agecroft

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 10:46

Many small to mid-sized hedge funds become frustrated because their firm’s assets under management are not growing and they believe the market is biased against them based on their asset size. »

John Nixon, ICAP

ICAP files swap execution facility application with CFTC

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 10:05

ICAP SEF (US) has filed its application to be a swap execution facility (SEF) with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act. »

Handshake and money

Estancia makes minority investment in Equinoxe

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 06:00

Private equity fund Estancia Capital Partners has acquired a minority interest in Equinoxe Alternative Investment Services, joining XL Group as a strategic investor in the firm. »

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European certificates market continues to rise

Tue, 03/09/2013 - 16:01

The second quarter of 2013 saw a strong increase in turnover in investment certificates and leverage products on the European exchanges, influenced in particular by the volatility of the European financial markets. »

Shares

ALTIN strike price of put options at a 20 per cent premium over share price

Tue, 03/09/2013 - 14:12

The board of directors of ALTIN has disclosed the main terms of the issuance of put options announced on 18 July 2013. »

Euros

Turnover at Deutsche Börse’s cash markets at EUR84.6bn in August

Tue, 03/09/2013 - 12:02

Order book turnover on Xetra, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and Tradegate stood at EUR84.6bn in August 2013 compared with EUR86.6bn in August 2012. »

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