Americas

Credit Suisse AES forges derivatives links

Investment bank Credit Suisse’s Advanced Execution Services (AES) division, which supplies algorithms and trading tools to the buy-side, has expanded its derivatives capabilities by joining financial software firm Orc’s ExNet broker connectivity network and launching a joint offering with US options pricing and analytics firm Derivix.

FXall adds netting service to trading platform

Electronic foreign exchange trading platform FXall has launched Cross Currency Netting, a new feature enabling users to manage high-value multi-currency exposures in volatile markets.

ITG adds global trading to Triton EMS

Investment Technology Group (ITG), an agency broker and technology provider, has added global electronic trading capabilities to its Triton execution management system (EMS).

Chi-X Canada to launch X-Factor promotion

Chi-X Canada ATS, an alternative trading venue for Canadian equities, will launch a month-long inverted maker-taker pricing structure in an effort to attract new business to the platform.

Markets at “critical” juncture – new global exchanges head

William J. Brodsky, the newly-appointed chairman of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), asserted that the global financial markets are at a “critical juncture” in their evolution, as the federation laid out three priorities for 2009.

NYSE initiatives cater for high-frequency traders

NYSE Euronext, a global exchange group, has announced new transaction pricing structures for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NYSE Arca, in a move to attract more high-frequency business to both trading venues.

NYBX bids to take block trading out of the dark

US-based exchange operator NYSE Euronext and BIDS Trading, a broker-dealer and alternative trading system operator, hope to revolutionise block trading in the US with the New York Block Exchange (NYBX), their new dark pool joint venture.

US clearing competition will not add cost – Nasdaq

The re-introduction of competition in the US equities clearing space will not create additional complexity and cost, according to Brian Hyndman, senior vice president of transaction services at US exchange group Nasdaq OMX.