Andreas Preuss, chief executive of Eurex

Eurex to introduce new pricing model on 1 February 2011

Derivatives exchange Eurex will introduce a new pricing model on 1 February 2011. »


Trading screens

MSCI launches Barra Portfolio Manager

MSCI has launched Barra Portfolio Manager, a series of equity portfolio management tools for institutional investors. »


Trader

Hedge funds outperform since 2007 peak

Since the equity markets reached a high in October of 2007, there has been a double digit correction followed by a sharp double digit rally, which has made for a very challenging investment environment. »


Jeffrey Tessler, chief executive of Clearstream

OTC derivatives trade repository Regis-TR starts operations

Bolsas y Mercados Españoles and Clearstream have started operations of the trade repository Regis-TR that is jointly owned by the two market infrastructures. »


Electronic trading floor

Record OTC IRS volumes for LCH.Clearnet's SwapClear

November saw record volumes for LCH.Clearnet’s interest rate swap clearing service, SwapClear. »


Ned Phillips, chief executive of Chi-East

Chi-East joins with TNS to boost global connectivity

Financial market participants across Asia can now seek dark pools of liquidity throughout the region, following an agreement between Chi-East, the first Asian exchange backed non-display venue, and global connectivity provider Transaction Network Services. »


Stewart Macbeth, managing director, DTCC

DTCC launches OTC equity derivatives cash flow matching and netting service

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation has launched an automated over-the-counter equity derivatives cash flow matching and netting service with all of the 14 major dealers live on the platform. »


EMEA

Butterfield Fulcrum expands EMEA business development team

Butterfield Fulcrum, a fund administration company for the alternative investment industry, has appointed Edwin Parker as director of business development for the EMEA region.  »


Fraud

CFTC charges floor broker Kent Whitney with options fraud

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed an enforcement action charging Kent R.E. Whitney, a registered floor broker, with making false and misleading statements to Chicago Mercantile Exchange representatives, futures commission merchants and others in connection with a scheme to trade options without posting the required margin.  »


Job page

Headhunting firm predicts decline of candidate placements in hedge fund space

The historical trend of hedge funds acquiring talent from financial institutions could be reversed going into 2011, as new regulations for alternatives come into play. »


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