The London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) have taken another step toward establishing their joint venture TOKYO AIM, a new market for growing companies in Japan and Asia.
Instinet, a global agency-brokerage owned by Nomura Holdings, has secured membership on the ASX Settlement and Transfer Corporation (ASTC), the settlement processing facility of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
Smartpool, a European non-displayed trading venue operated by exchange group NYSE Euronext, has received approval from the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) to launch on 2 February as planned.
US agency brokerage Auerbach Grayson, a specialist in emerging markets research and trade execution services, has extended its network to enable institutional clients to take advantage of growing opportunities in Latin America’s smaller markets.
Chi-X, a pan-European multilateral trading facility (MTF), will prolong its market hours for the Spanish markets by 30 minutes to close at 16.00 UK local time from 2 February.
Quadriserv, a North American provider of securities lending services, and Eurex Clearing, the post-trade division of European derivatives exchange Eurex, have joined forces to provide central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services for securities lending of European equities.
Collins Stewart, an independent UK investment bank, has gone live with the full suite of trading tools from Fidessa, a provider of trading, market data and global connectivity solutions.
Broker-owned crossing engines have gained an unfair competitive advantage over traditional exchanges, according to exchange groups’ responses to a call by the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) for evidence on MiFID’s impact on Europe’s secondary markets.
Nasdaq OMX Europe, an exchange-backed multilateral trading facility, has introduced a new onward routing strategy, reinforcing the value of redirecting trades to its business model.
Reliance Globalcom, a managed network and application delivery services provider, has connected its ethernet-based financial extranet FinancialConnect! to multilateral trading facilities (MTFs) Chi-X Europe, Nasdaq OMX Europe and BATS Europe.