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Nicolas Breteau, chief executive at Newedge

Pelagus Capital Fund clears first trades on Newedge’s OTC clearing service

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 10:04

Pelagus Capital Fund has cleared OTC interest rate swaps (IRS) at LCH.Clearnet’s SwapClear using Newedge’s SwapClear clearing membership, which operates alongside its futures commissions merchant membership. »

Moscow

Global banks to offer DMA to the Russian market

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 06:47

In September Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley and will begin to offer to their clients direct market access (DMA) to securities trading on Moscow Exchange. »

Index

HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index down 0.8 per cent in August

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 06:36

Hedge fund performance for August was negative as measured by the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index, which was down 0.8 per cent, bringing year-to-date performance to 3.4 per cent.  »

Singapore

SGX derivatives volumes continue to grow in August

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 06:01

Derivatives volumes at Singapore Exchange (SGX) increased in August compared with the previous year, with total futures and options volume up 32 per cent to 8.6 million contracts. »

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Market Vectors Hedge Fund Beta Indices all negative in August

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 16:06

All six Market Vectors Hedge Fund Beta Indices were negative in August, according to Market Vectors Index Solutions. »

Frank Frecentese, global head of hedge fund research, Lyxor

Lyxor appoints Frank Frecentese as global head of hedge fund research

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 16:01

Lyxor Asset Management has appointed Frank Frecentese as global head of hedge fund research. »

Handshake

Moscow Exchange bolsters management team with senior hires

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 15:10

Moscow Exchange has made a number of senior hires to its management team to strengthen key operations and increase the exchange’s international competitiveness. »

Electronic trading floor

REGIS-TR and TriOptima to provide reconciliation of trade repository data for OTC derivatives

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 15:05

REGIS-TR and TriOptima will provide portfolio reconciliation of REGIS-TR’s trade repository data with data in TriOptima’s triResolve reconciliation service for OTC derivatives as requested by their clients. »

Regulation

ESMA advises Commission on equivalence of non-European derivatives rules

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 14:15

The European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA) has published its advice to the European Commission on the equivalence of the regulatory regimes for OTC derivatives clearing, central counterparties (CCPs), and trade repositories (TR) of non-EU countries with the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). »

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. »

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