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Clearstream and BNP Paribas Securities Services team up for TARGET2-Securities

Fri, 05/12/2014 - 11:00

Eight months after announcing their plans to develop a new asset servicing model for TARGET2-Securities (T2S), Clearstream and BNP Paribas Securities Services have signed a partnership agreement.  »

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Neonet joins REDI’s broker network

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 15:45

Neonet Securities has joined REDI’s broker network, providing mutual clients seamless access to Neonet’s suite of execution tools using the REDIPlus trade management platform. »

S&P Capital IQ Special Report

Can credit signals be a canary in the coalmine for equity investors?

Fri, 28/11/2014 - 12:01

In this report S&P Capital IQ examines how credit events can impact on the price of equities. The results are compelling. The report looks at the relationship between credit indicators and equity back-tested returns. ​ »

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SWIFT/EFAMA report shows increase in fund processing standardisation

Thu, 27/11/2014 - 15:30

A new report form European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) and SWIFT has identified a growing volume of automated processed orders, received by transfer agents (TAs) in the H1 2014. »

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RARE Global Infrastructure Funds available on Calastone’s network

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 15:45

RARE, the Australian Infrastructure Investment Manager, has chosen Calastone to automate their global funds transactions. »

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Fundsquare signs partnership agreement with Numen

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 12:00

Luxembourg Stock Exchange subsidiary Fundsquare has signed a strategic partnership with Numen, the European specialist in document process outsourcing and dematerialisation.  »

Merger

FIX Trading Community focuses on high performance

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 16:15

FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, standards body at the heart of global financial trading, has combined all initiatives for the support of FIX for high performance trading and market data into a single working group. »

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Parabellum Markets chooses FlexTrade for white label FX and liquidity aggregation

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 15:30

Parabellum Markets has deployed FlexTrade Systems MaxxTrader as its full STP and white label FX trading system to aggregate liquidity and process Spot currencies, Forwards, NDFs, Swaps and Precious Metals. »

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Convergex introduces first new ADR depositary in nearly 20 years

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 06:00

Convergex has become the first financial institution to establish a new ADR Depositary for the marketplace in almost 20 years.  »

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REDI adds Evercore ISI to multi-broker network

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 11:30

REDI Holdings has added Evercore ISI Institutional Equities’ (Evercore ISI) electronic execution platform to the REDI multi-broker network. »

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Calastone appoints Cristóbal Conde as chairman

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 06:00

Global funds transaction network Calastone has appointed Cris Conde as the firm’s new Chairman of the Board. »

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HSBC to support institutional investors with one-stop solution to access China’s domestic equity market

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 16:49

HSBC’s Custody Plus platform provides investors with an integrated execution, custody and clearing and foreign exchange platform that removes the need to pre-deliver securities before the execution of sell orders on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.  »

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Yuanta Securities go live on Calastone network

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 16:56

Taiwanese distributor, Yuanta Securities has become the first securities firm in Taiwan to adopt automation by going live on the Calastone global transaction network. »

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Irish Stock Exchange launches ISE Fund Hub

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 16:01

The Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) has launched ISE Fund Hub, a web-based information portal for funds which are listed on the ISE. »

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Forex broker Armada Markets reports record trading volume of USD23.3bn in October

Tue, 04/11/2014 - 14:30

Armada Markets, a global spot forex broker, has reported a record USD23.3 billion trading volume for October, which is 103 per cent higher compared to October 2013 and 14 per cent higher compared to the previous month. »

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Bloomberg launches List trading tool for Interest Rate Swaps

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 11:07

Bloomberg’s multi-asset swap execution facility, Bloomberg SEF LLC, has launched a List trading tool for Interest Rate Swaps (IRS). »

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Exclusive invitation to S&P Capital IQ’s 6th London Alpha Series Event – Using Cross Asset Signals In Equity Markets


Thu, 30/10/2014 - 16:05

Hedgeweek is working in collaboration with S&P Capital IQ on its forthcoming “6th Alpha Series Event” entitled: Using Cross Asset Signals In Equity Markets.  »

Volatility

Eurex Exchange strengthens offering in volatility derivatives

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 12:23

Eurex Exchange continues to ensure market support for its recently launched listed variance futures contract, which is based on the EURO STOXX 50, the most prominent equity index in Europe. »

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Deutsche Börse partners with African Stock Exchange

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 06:02

The African Stock Exchange (AFSX), a start-up based in Mauritius aiming to offer securities trading for the whole of Africa, is to employ the technology and support services of Deutsche Börse's Xetra trading venue. »

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DTCC proposes central clearing from USD1.6trn institutional tri-party repo market

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 14:33

The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) subsidiary Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC) intends to submit a rule filing with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and an Advance Notice filing to both the SEC and the Federal Reserve to provide central clearing for the over USD1.6 trillion institutional tri-party repo market. »

Liquidity

Neonet expands liquidity access with Aquis Exchange

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 11:52

Neonet, an independent agency broker and execution specialist, is providing access for clients to Aquis Exchange, the subscription-based European equities exchange.

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Morgan Stanley to join Eurex Clearing’s Securities Lending CCP

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 12:03

Morgan Stanley is to become a clearing member of the Eurex Clearing’s Securities Lending CCP. »

Trading screens

EuroCCP expands OTC trade services by adding Traiana’s Harmony platform

Tue, 14/10/2014 - 16:00

EuroCCP has launched clearing services for clients matching OTC transactions with Traiana. »

Trading screens

State Street’s TruCross/FX Solution goes live

Mon, 13/10/2014 - 06:38

State Street Global Markets’ TruCross/FX platform is now live and available to institutional investment managers. »

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SGSS extends T2S direct connectivity commitment

Thu, 02/10/2014 - 10:30

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) is to widen the scope of its implementation of direct connectivity to the Target-2 Securities (T2S) platform. »

Trading screens

GBST Syn~ now certified for Omgeo CTM

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 12:14

GBST has worked with Omgeo to develop and certify its Syn~ application with Omgeo’s Central Trade Manager (CTM). »

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Northern Trust launches Target2 Securities strategy

Fri, 26/09/2014 - 10:30

Northern Trust has launched the Target2 Securities (T2S) strategy, designed to offer clients an enhanced range of asset safety holding structures, liquidity assurance and liquidity products. »

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ISDA and Markit offer counterparty classification tool for Canadian derivatives trade reporting rule compliance

Thu, 25/09/2014 - 16:11

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and Markit have launched the ISDA Canadian Representation Letter on ISDA Amend, a joint electronic solution that streamlines aspects of compliance with Dodd-Frank, EMIR and other over-the-counter derivatives regulatory requirements. »

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Scivantage adds OptionsPlay Ideas to investment platform

Thu, 25/09/2014 - 14:28

Scivantage has added equities and options investing tool OptionsPlay Ideas to its investment platform. »

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Northern Trust to provide delegated client trade reporting through Sapient solution

Thu, 25/09/2014 - 06:10

Northern Trust has deployed a new compliance management reporting solution (CMRS), using technology developed by Sapient Global Markets. »

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