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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. »

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. »

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