In its Q3 trading statement, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) reported lower equity trading activity in January, adding that “market conditions remain very difficult and uncertain” for the rest of the exchange group’s financial year.
Rival US equity trading venues are eroding exchange group Nasdaq’s trading market share of the stocks it lists, according to a new study by research consultancy Celent.
Trading solutions provider NYFIX has relaunched ioinet, the indications of interest (IOI) tool acquired by the firm last year when it purchased FIX solutions vendor FIXCITY.
The expected contraction of the hedge fund industry could lead to a liquidity drought in the equity markets, according to Ana Avramovic, portfolio strategist at Credit Suisse.
The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC), Australia’s securities regulator, has extended its ban on covered short-selling of the country’s financial stocks until 6 March because of recent increased volatility in overseas banking stocks, including the UK and US.
US institutional brokerage Concept Capital has hired Robert E. Moore, a former Citigroup executive, as managing director and head of its global institutional trading and research business.
Two market data solutions have been launched to improve transparency in Europe’s fragmented equity markets in the absence of a US-style consolidated tape.
Liquidnet Europe, a non-displayed multilateral trading facility for European equities, is hoping to counter the expected tough conditions in 2009 by signing up new clients, pushing into new markets and adding new functionality, according to John Barker, managing director of Liquidnet Europe.
Deutsche Bank’s transaction banking division has started offering clearing and settlement to multilateral trading facilities (MTFs) Chi-X and Turquoise as a general clearing participant of pan-European clearers European Multilateral Trading Facility (EMCF) and European Central Counterparty (EuroCCP).
US equities trading platform Direct Edge will launch a new trading system in Q4 this year, once the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the exchange applications for EDGA and EDGX, the firm’s two trading venues.