October 19, 2010

Combined clearing service underway in Europe

A new pan-European equities matching and central counterparty clearing service for hedge fund transactions will streamline process flows and mitigate counterparty risks, according to post-trade processing firm Omgeo and clearing house EuroCCP.

October 19, 2010

Quote MTF strengthens supervisory board with new hires

Pan-European multilateral trading facility Quote MTF has made two hires for its supervisory board, including a former director of the Hungarian finance regulator, as it seeks to reinforce its compliance team.

October 19, 2010

Singapore Exchange considers all-day trading

Asian trading venue the Singapore Stock Exchange is consulting market participants on a proposal to introduce continuous all-day trading on its securities market.

October 18, 2010

Competition snowballs in Nordic market

Danske Bank and Swedbank have unveiled enhancements to their electronic trading capabilities, reflecting increased competition for algorithmic trading flow in the Nordic region.

October 18, 2010

CESR sets out plan to simplify post-trade analysis

The Committee of European Securities Regulators, the body tasked with harmonising regulation across Europe, has set out its plans to reduce the cost and complexity of using post-trade data.

October 18, 2010

SIX x-clear to clear for UBS MTF

Swiss clearer SIX x-clear has agreed to supply central clearing services for all trades conducted on the new dark multilateral trading facility for European stocks, operated by Swiss investment bank UBS.

October 18, 2010

High clarity trading

A proposal by US financial regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission to record the trading data of 'large traders' has been described as Orwellian by some commentators.

October 14, 2010

CBOE confirms launch date for C2 exchange

US-based trade venue Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has stated that its new all-electronic exchange, C2 Options Exchange, will open on Friday, 29 October 2010.

ASEAN exchange linkage to have greater benefits in long termOctober 14, 2010

ASEAN exchange linkage to have greater benefits in long term

The ASEAN exchange link is the first step towards a unified trading market that will attract more institutional flows to the region, but Asian institutional brokers say that the link is unlikely to make a major difference in the short term to the way they trade.

Integrated exchanges reaping rewards of Asia's derivatives boomOctober 13, 2010

Integrated exchanges reaping rewards of Asia's derivatives boom

Asia-Pacific derivatives markets are growing in size and accessibility with the more open markets of Japan, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore holding the greatest appeal for western traders, according to a new research report by TABB Group, 'Trading in Asian derivatives: opportunities near and far'.

October 13, 2010

Automating Asia's liquidity-sourcing relationships

In today's electronic trading market where products and services have become highly commoditised, every agency broker is aiming for the ultimate piece of cutting edge technology that will outshine the competition and make trading easier or faster.