Asset Classes Archive

July 29, 2014

DTCC-SWIFT LEI licence extended

A temporary legal entity identifier service provided by the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation and interbank payments provider SWIFT has had its approval extended by regulators to ensure a smooth transition to a permanent system. read more>

July 24, 2014

Hard times for commodity and currency ETFs

The year-over-year growth numbers for US exchange-traded funds are up approximately 19%, but their average daily volumes has fallen 15% over the same period, according to recent finding published by Société Générale. read more>

July 17, 2014

Franklin Templeton appoints Stephenson to head trading ops

Franklin Templeton appoints Stephenson to head trading ops

Franklin Templeton Investments has promoted Bill Stephenson to head of global trading following an internal reshuffle. read more>

July 08, 2014

Trad-X hits USD IRS milestone

Trad-X has reported a surge in the electronic trading of USD interest rate swaps during June, with volumes showing the increasing uptake of swap execution facilities in the US. read more>

July 08, 2014

SEC’s cross-border rules expose loopholes

The Securities and Exchange Commission has stepped out of the shadows to enforce US regulatory requirements on foreign banking operations, though issues remain in its cross-border reach. read more>

June 24, 2014

Market expects calmer response to Fed QE plans

Market expects calmer response to Fed QE plans

The US Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee 18 June announcement, which marked the midpoint of the US central bank’s quantitative easing tapering plan, left the Treasuries and agency mortgage-backed securities markets non-plused. read more>

June 24, 2014

Eris signs up RBS as FCM

RBS Securities has become a futures commission merchant member of US-based swap futures trading venue Eris Exchange. read more>

June 06, 2014

US commissions swell to satisfy buy-side hunger for content

Investment institutions’ appetite for broker research has fed the first rise in commissions paid to brokers for US equity trades in five years, according to one of a trio of research reports released by Greenwich Associates this week. read more>

June 03, 2014

Traiana updates SEF credit check

Traiana, a provider of pre-trade risk and post-trade processing solutions, has launched an enhanced version of CreditLink with features focused on buy-siders trading on swap execution facilities. read more>

May 28, 2014

eSpeed expands services with data centre migration

US Treasuries trading platform eSpeed has migrated to Nasdaq OMX’s data centre to provide customers with increased service and access. read more>