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Vela ready for bitcoin futures trading on Cboe and CME

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:57

Market access technology provider Vela is to support bitcoin futures, meaning that firms wishing to take advantage of the new contracts from Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE) and CME Group Inc (CME) can receive market data and trading access without delay from launch. »

Enrico Bruni, Tradeweb

Tradeweb secures OTF authorisation

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:48

Tradeweb has secured authorisation from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to operate an Organised Trading Facility (OTF), effective from 3 January 2018. »

Peter Fredriksson, Baymarkets

Oslo Stock Exchange upgrades Oslo Connect

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:46

Oslo Børs, the Oslo Stock Exchange, and Baymarkets Technology AB (Baymarkets), have implemented upgrades to the Baymarkets OTC system, which is used by Oslo Connect, to provide Tailor Made derivatives and reporting OTC derivatives transactions. »

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Cboe bitcoin futures trading volume totals more than 4,000 contracts on first day of trading

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:35

Cboe Global Markets’ Cboe bitcoin futures (XBT) traded a reported 4,127 contracts in their first day of trading. XBT futures debuted Sunday, 10 December, at 5:00 pm CT, the beginning of Global Trading Hours. The first trading session closed at 3:15 pm CT on 11 December. »

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Cboe bitcoin futures open for trading

Mon, 11/12/2017 - 09:12

Cboe Global Markets’ new Cboe bitcoin futures (XBT) began trading exactly as planned at 5:00 pm CT on Sunday, 10 December, 2017, at the start of Global Trading Hours. »

J Christopher Giancarlo, CFTC

CFTC approves exemption from SEF registration requirement for EU-authorised MTFs and OTFs

Mon, 11/12/2017 - 09:08

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has exempted certain multilateral trading facilities (MTFs) and organised trading facilities (OTFs) authorised within the European Union (EU) from the requirement to register with the CFTC as swap execution facilities (SEFs). »

Andy Lowenthal, CBOE

Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE) authorised to provide automated trading services in Hong Kong

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 10:24

The Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE) has received approval in Hong Kong to allow corporations that are licensed by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission under Part V of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Ordinance to become CFE Trading Privilege Holders (TPHs). »

Pascal Kutyten, TORA

TORA launches AI-driven pre-trade analytics tool for MiFID II best execution requirements

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 09:02

TORA, a provider of a cloud-based order and execution management system (OEMS), has launched an artificial intelligence (AI)-driven pre-trade transaction cost analysis (TCA) solution designed to help firms meet the stricter best execution requirements imposed by MiFID II. »

Stephane Leroy, QuantHouse

QuantHouse provides low-latency access to Sun Trading’s Systematic Internaliser platform

Tue, 05/12/2017 - 10:42

QuantHouse, an independent provider of end-to-end market data and trading through API based technologies, is now providing access to Sun Trading’s Systematic Internaliser (SI) platform through its QuantFEED and QuantLINK offering. »

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PEGAS achieves its second highest monthly volume including a record for PSV futures

Tue, 05/12/2017 - 10:13

PEGAS, the pan-European gas trading platform operated by Powernext, achieved its second best monthly trading volume in November, with 194.5 TWh, up 34 per cent compared to the previous year (November 2016: 144.6 TWh). »


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