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MarketFactory enables bitcoin futures trading on the CME with Whisperer FX API

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 09:58

Market participants using MarketFacory’s ultra-low latency API for foreign exchange trading, Whisperer, will be able to trade Bitcoin futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) when they launch on 18 December. »

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Nasdaq Nordic introduces new rules for securitised derivatives traded in Genium INET

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 11:00

A subset of structured products traded on the fixed income markets of Nasdaq Helsinki and Nasdaq Stockholm in Genium INET have been classified as securitised derivatives in accordance with MiFIR and MiFID II. »

David Gledhill, DBS Bank

Murex to offer MX.3 risk, trading and post-trade solutions on AWS cloud

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 09:02

Murex, a specialist in trading, risk management and processing solutions for capital markets, is to run its MX.3 technology platform on Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS). »

Constantinos Antoniades, Liquidnet

Liquidnet launches VHT for Fixed Income

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 08:59

Global institutional trading network Liquidnet has launched Virtual High Touch (VHT) for Fixed Income, an intelligent execution workflow designed to augment the corporate bond trader’s decision making process.  »

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Vela ready for bitcoin futures trading on Cboe and CME

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:57

Market access technology provider Vela is to support bitcoin futures, meaning that firms wishing to take advantage of the new contracts from Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE) and CME Group Inc (CME) can receive market data and trading access without delay from launch. »

Enrico Bruni, Tradeweb

Tradeweb secures OTF authorisation

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:48

Tradeweb has secured authorisation from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to operate an Organised Trading Facility (OTF), effective from 3 January 2018. »

Peter Fredriksson, Baymarkets

Oslo Stock Exchange upgrades Oslo Connect

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:46

Oslo Børs, the Oslo Stock Exchange, and Baymarkets Technology AB (Baymarkets), have implemented upgrades to the Baymarkets OTC system, which is used by Oslo Connect, to provide Tailor Made derivatives and reporting OTC derivatives transactions. »

J Christopher Giancarlo, CFTC

CFTC approves exemption from SEF registration requirement for EU-authorised MTFs and OTFs

Mon, 11/12/2017 - 09:08

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has exempted certain multilateral trading facilities (MTFs) and organised trading facilities (OTFs) authorised within the European Union (EU) from the requirement to register with the CFTC as swap execution facilities (SEFs). »

Peter de Proft, EFAMA

Industry automation rates for cross-border fund orders rise to nearly 87 per cent

Thu, 07/12/2017 - 11:08

The total order volume of cross-border funds increased by 13.3 per cent to 19.5 million orders in the first half of 2017, from 17.2 million orders in the second half of 2016, while the total automation rate of processed orders of cross-border funds reached 86.6 per cent. »

Pascal Kutyten, TORA

TORA launches AI-driven pre-trade analytics tool for MiFID II best execution requirements

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 09:02

TORA, a provider of a cloud-based order and execution management system (OEMS), has launched an artificial intelligence (AI)-driven pre-trade transaction cost analysis (TCA) solution designed to help firms meet the stricter best execution requirements imposed by MiFID II. »

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