Quantifi, a provider of analytics and risk management solutions to the global credit markets, yesterday announced the launch of Quantifi Version 8.6, a toolkit for the pricing and risk assessment of credit derivatives. With the release of version 8.6, Quantifi maintains its leadership by being first-to-market with pricing models for some of the market's latest innovations, such as constant proportional debt obligations (CPDOs), options on CDO tranches, and forward starting CDO tranches.
ClusterSeven, a spreadsheet management software provider, announced a strategic alliance with DoubleHelix, a management consulting firm specialising in derivatives, credit derivatives and treasury departments, to offer spreadsheet management solutions for mission critical spreadsheets in major investment banks, asset management firms and private banks. This partnership, formed in 2006, covers the UK and Europe.
Derivatives trading software vendor Trading Technologies International (TT) is introducing a trading gateway to connect its X_TRADER order-entry platform to the Spanish derivatives exchange, MEFF. TT plans to release the MEFF gateway later this year. The company will also launch a MEFF simulation environment, which will allow X_TRADER users to test and refine trading strategies without risking capital.
The American CSD, the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), says its Deriv/SERV OTC derivatives order routing and matching business has had a record year, with transaction volume tripling in 2006. As a result, DTCC is providing a first-time rebate of $3 million to its dealer customers.
Eurex, the international derivatives exchange, yesterday announced it will use a new Bloomberg model to calculate the final settlement prices of its new credit index future, to be launched on 27 March. These prices will be displayed and can be analysed on the Bloomberg Professional service.
Trading Technologies International (TT) yesterday announced plans to offer energy traders connectivity to the Dubai Mercantile Exchange Limited (DME) when the Middle East's first energy futures exchange begins operations on May 1, 2007. It is a joint venture between Tatweer, a member of Dubai Holding, and the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX).
SuperDerivatives launches derivatives valuation, analytics and compliance platform for fund managers
OTC derivatives valuation provider SuperDerivatives has launched an online multi-asset class derivatives platform that it says offers a combination of accurate pricing, analytics, trading, risk management and compliance reporting. It is aimed at hedge fund managers in particular, and fund managers in general.
TSX Group CEO Richard Nesbitt and International Securities Exchange (ISE) president and CEO David Krell yesterday announced the creation of DEX, a new derivatives exchange which is scheduled to begin operations in March 2009 and will list and trade options, futures and options on futures on a range of Canadian securities.
Eurex Repo, the electronic repurchase agreement (repo) market of the international derivatives exchange Eurex, reached a new peak on 23 February; the daily outstanding volume in the Euro repo market totaled €57.5 billion. The previous record was €55 billion reached on 10 November 2006.
UBS Securities Malaysia becomes Malaysia's first foreign broker to be granted authorised borrower status
Bursa Malaysia has granted UBS Securities Malaysia authorised borrower status under its reintroduced regulated short-selling and securities borrowing and lending activities scheme. "We are delighted at being allowed to participate in the Securities Borrowing and Lending (SBL) framework," says Joe Cavatoni, head of equity swaps, Asia, UBS. "The re-introduction of these measures will contribute strongly to greater liquidity and enhance the attractiveness of the Malaysian market," he adds.