Regions Archive

March 04, 2011

RTS Realtime Systems expands Asian operations

Trading technology provider RTS Realtime Systems Group has opened an office in Hong Kong, as part of its ongoing expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. read more>

March 03, 2011

Trading systems top Canadian buy-side IT spend

Canadian asset managers will spend heavily on electronic trading systems in 2011, according to a new report, 'Canada Survey: Partnering in Technology and Services', by research firm Aite Group. read more>

March 03, 2011

ASIC clears the way for Chi-X Australia Q4 start

Chi-X Australia, an alternative trading system, is expected to launch in Q4 this year following the publication of a timetable by national regulator the Australian Securities and Investment Commission for implementing new market integrity rules. read more>

March 03, 2011

arrowhead has met first-year objectives - TSE

arrowhead has met first-year objectives - TSE

The Tokyo Stock Exchange has achieved the first target of its arrowhead development project in terms of speed and reliability over the past year, according to Noriyuki Takahashi, the exchange's associate of IT development – and the man with ultimate responsibility for the platform. read more>

March 02, 2011

'Artificial' liquidity can work against institutional investors

'Artificial' liquidity can work against institutional investors

Liquidity provided by market maker trades on alternative trading venues can be a hindrance to true price discovery and may result in added transaction costs for fundamental investors, says Will Psomadelis, head of trading, Australia at Schroders Investment Management. read more>

March 02, 2011

TSE and NYSE Euronext explore mutual access

NYSE Euronext, which recently agreed to merge with fellow exchange operator Deutsche Börse, has signed a letter of intent with Japan's Tokyo Stock Exchange to give members access to each other's markets through a network linkage. read more>

March 02, 2011

Instinet's Nighthawk spreads its wings

Instinet's Nighthawk spreads its wings

Global agency broker Instinet says its Nighthawk aggregation algorithm will be able to access liquidity from 14 dark pools across Asia by the end of the first quarter of 2011. read more>

March 02, 2011

BAML and ETF Securities launch European equity volatility ETF

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, has teamed up with ETF Securities, a specialist issuer of exchange-traded products, to launch IVSTOXX ETF, the first exchange-traded fund linked to European equity volatility, listed on the London Stock Exchange. read more>

March 02, 2011

JSE launches flexible FX derivatives contracts

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange has launched any-day expiry foreign exchange contracts on its derivatives market, allowing institutions to hedge their currency risk more accurately. read more>

March 02, 2011

Chi-X Global to complete buy-in by second quarter

Chi-X Global to complete buy-in by second quarter

Four firms are expected to buy stakes in Chi-X Global in Q2 2011, following the implementation of a series of cost-cutting measures by the market operator and exchange technology provider, according to sources familiar with the matter. read more>