Trading Venues

Has Facebook marked an end for IPOs?

Nasdaq's botched Facebook IPO has incurred the wrath of the Securities and Exchange Commission, but the failings of US markets to support its initial offering may drive firms to look to alternatives.

Turquoise market share peaks but volume growing

Turquoise, the multilateral trading facility (MTF) owned by London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has seen its market share peak and is now seeing its flow fall back.

Nasdaq OMX NLX sets launch date

New European listed derivatives platform Nasdaq OMX NLX will launch on Friday after the UK market regulator issued its approval, following delays related to regulatory testing of its clearing operations.

FIX bond adoption set to open up cross-asset efficiencies

Major execution venues active in electronic bond trading are committing to adopting open standardised protocols, said Sassan Danesh, managing partner, Etrading Software, and co-chair of message standards body FIX Protocol Limited (FPL) global fixed income committee.

Aladdin deal shifts credit market towards open platform

MarketAxess has said its deal with BlackRock's Aladdin Trading Network to develop a platform for the US$14 trillion US credit market will increase the market's focus on a single set of open-platform solutions despite a likely increase in competing venues.

Facebook compensation fails to quell Nasdaq legal threat

The Securities and Exchange Commission has finally approved Nasdaq OMX’s compensation scheme for members that lost money during the Facebook IPO, but the deal may not be sufficient to stop legal action against the US bourse.

US markets seek CDS index trading alternatives

US market operators are preparing for new rules that will reform trading of credit default swaps indices, including MarketAxess, which is seeking temporary exemption from swap execution facility registration because of the associated cost burden.

Turquoise hits record market share

Pan-European multilateral trading facility Turquoise attained its highest ever monthly market share figure in February, as overall equity volumes dipped slightly following a strong start to the year.