ICE Futures Europe, the LME and Eurex have been granted last-minute exemptions from MiIFD II's open access regime until 2020.
Hong Kong has seen record year for derivatives trading activity.
Events such as Brexit and the US election, coupled with stricter rules on OTC derivatives, could significantly boost listed futures trading.
Futures exchanges are hoping stricter collateral rules on OTC derivatives will encourage market participants to migrate to cleared derivatives services.
The LSEG's plan to disrupt the entrenched interest rate futures market has begun with the launch of CurveGlobal.
Wilkins will run GH Financials listed derivatives sales and execution desk following the departure of its head of brokering.
An American futures trader has been sentenced to three years in prison for market manipulation.
As best execution requirements continue to pressure the buy-side, many are turning to algorithmic strategies in the futures market.
The buy-side are unimpressed with new futures offerings, resulting in falling volumes.
Davies will be replaced by James Busby to head the bank's futures business in the region.