European equities trading jumped in January – Reuters

The total value of equities traded in Europe increased to EUR 934 billion in January from EUR 821 billion in December, according to data provider Reuters’ monthly European market share report.

Nomura rebuilds connections to ex-Lehman platform

Nomura has added buy-side trading tools provider TradingScreen to its list of vendor connections in Europe, as the Japanese bank rebuilds links to the electronic trading platform acquired from Lehman Brothers’ European operation last September.

Eurex offers incentives to boost CE Europe trading

European derivatives exchange Eurex, a joint venture between Deutsche Börse and SIX Swiss Exchange, has launched an incentive programme to encourage more trading from brokers in central and eastern European countries. The programme is aimed at traders who have not been active on Eurex and want to expand their proprietary trading in the exchange’s products.

NYSE Euronext looks to UTP for competitive edge

The migration of NYSE Euronext’s European equities and exchange-traded funds to the Universal Trading Platform (UTP) will allow the exchange group to compete more effectively in post-MiFID Europe, according to Roland Bellegarde, group executive vice president and head of European execution at NYSE Euronext.

LSE sets launch date for hidden limit orders

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has said it will introduce hidden limit orders on its trading platform on 16 March 2009, and has revealed more details about future hidden order functionality.

New Equiduct tools show MTFs beating exchanges on price

Equiduct Trading, a pan-European equity trading venue, has launched a suite of analytical tools which, the firm says, demonstrate that many trades sent to incumbent exchanges are not being executed at the best price available.

Customer, deal-maker, CEO: What will Rolet bring to LSE role?

Former Lehman Brothers France CEO Xavier Rolet, who will take the helm of the London Stock Exchange from long-serving chief Clara Furse on 20 May, could be the shot in the arm the exchange needs to cope with its current challenges, according to market observers.

New Chi-X hires to facilitate platform growth

Chi-X Europe, the pan-European multilateral trading facility (MTF), has added to its management team in preparation for the venue’s next stage of expansion.