royalblue, provider of Fidessa, yesterday announced that Goldman Sachs has selected Fidessa as an additional distribution platform for buy-side listed derivatives flow. Fidessa's global connectivity network provides a highly resilient solution for routing buy-side order flow to broker destinations. Through Fidessa's network, users will now have the capability to route listed derivatives, cash equities and algorithmic orders, across 60 exchanges and 23 countries, to Goldman Sachs.
The derivatives exchange Eurex will be launching derivatives on Russian underlyings denominated in US dollars as of 23 April 2007, the firm has announced. This will enable investors to trade emerging markets derivatives on the Eurex platform for the first time. The derivatives will be traded in US dollars, another first at Eurex.
Investit Intelligence, the research forum dedicated to the operational issues of the investment management industry, has revealed the UK's largest investment management companies' and third party administrators' top priorities for spend and focus in the coming year.
Data, portfolio valuation and OTC derivative trade processing vendor Markit Group says that global custodian Northern Trust has selected the firm as its preferred provider of OTC derivative valuations.
Bank of New York extends OTC derivatives valuation service to cover swaptions, FX and equity options
Global custodian Bank of New York says it has expanded its independent valuation service for OTC derivatives to include European swaptions, foreign exchange options and OTC equity options. The bank already provides valuation services for interest rate swaps and credit default swaps.
Interest rate swap trading platform Swapstream is introducing an Euro Overnight Index Average (Eonia) swaps trading facility on its sDealer platform. Swapstream users already trade the medium to long end of the IRS curve through the platform, and the new service simply extends its coverage to the short end.
Trading and back office systems vendor GL TRADE says its Tradix OTC derivatives platform is selling well, following expansion of its instrument coverage and better connectivity between its front and back office applications.
GL TRADE has launched the a so-called options startegy scanner, which it says can instantly simulate all possible options strategies based on the expected price/date of the underlying value and profitability criteria.
The parent of the New York Mercantile Exchange has ditched plans to operate a trading floor in London. Open outcry trading in London "never took off the way that we hoped," a Nymex spokeswoman explain
SwapsWire announced yesterday that Capitalia Spa is the first Italian bank using its system to automate OTC equity and interest rate derivative trade confirmations. Capitalia started confirming interest rate swaps trade electronically in August 2006 and went live with equity options on SwapsWire in December.