Pension funds, fund managers and hedge funds are increasingly using commodity derivatives to diversify their portfolios, according to a new study.
New research from advisory firm TowerGroup has predicted that the credit crisis will have a severe and lasting impact on asset managers.
Eurex, the European derivatives exchange, has reported that customers’ average roundtrip times for futures contracts halved to five milliseconds following the introduction of its Enhanced Transaction Solution last month.
European central securities depository Euroclear Bank has linked its DerivManager OTC derivatives service with the Trade Information Warehouse, an OTC derivatives processing facility provided by the US’s Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC).
A power outage at the Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICEs) primary data centre caused the exchange to close it markets for over three hours yesterday.
MTS Group, a pan-European electronic trading platform for government bonds, has signed an agreement with the Brazilian Ministry of Finance for the creation of an electronic market dedicated to the trading of local currency sovereign securities issued by the Federative Republic of Brazil.
Derivatives exchange Eurex will launch USD-denominated derivatives on the MSCI Russia Index, on 23 June 2008.
The Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) is planning to introduce Tdex+, a new options trading system, in the first half of 2009.
Research and strategic advisory firm Tabb Group has released a new paper predicting considerable challenges ahead for options market makers.
FlexTrade Systems, a trading technology provider, has opened a new field office in Chicago.