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As Easy As M-A-T

04.24.2014

As the post-MAT [made available to trade] hits the two-month mark, SEF operators expect to see additional products 'MAT-ted', including packaged trades, for which the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has set a May 15 deadline. Read more

Say Hello to Hyper-Fragmentation

04.24.2014

With “fragmentation” having become firmly entrenched within financial jargon, the next buzzword to emerge is “hyper-fragmentation.” Whereas fragmentation refers to … Read more

SEC Targets Cyber Security

04.24.2014

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is embarking on a program to examine the preparedness of the financial industry for … Read more

WisdomTree Targets European ETFs

04.24.2014

Hector McNeil, co-chief executive of Boost ETP, said the European exchange-traded products provider is going to hire staff and expand … Read more

Liquid Alternatives: A Juggling Act

04.23.2014

Liquid alternatives for fixed income purport to deliver the best of both worlds: the trading edge of a hedge fund … Read more

Futures Comes to FX

04.23.2014

Futures and FX may be considered separate asset classes, but as the trading function increasingly becomes multi-asset, trading systems must … Read more

Calls for Market Structure Review Renewed

04.23.2014

The hoopla surrounding the publication of Flash Boys by Michael Lewis is helping to rekindle calls for a “holistic” equity … Read more

Italian and French Trading Volumes Hit by FTT

04.23.2014

The financial transaction tax in Italy and France has increased the implicit cost of trading and led to investors trading … Read more

SEFs: Through the Looking Glass

04.22.2014

Swap execution facilities are required by law to maintain an order book, yet only a few have chosen to make … Read more

Recordkeeping Requirement Irks OTC Industry

04.22.2014

The derivatives industry is pushing back against a proposal by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission that would require all participants … Read more

The Case for a Reference Data Utility

04.22.2014

The idea of a centralized “utility” for managing reference data is gaining traction as financial organizations seek to harness Big … Read more

CCPs Gain Traction in Europe

04.22.2014

The use of central counterparties for funding collateral has increased according a survey by the European Central Bank ahead of … Read more

Squeezing Alpha From Volatility

04.21.2014

Institutional investors are seeking long-term returns in excess of target benchmarks, while attempting to reduce the risk of significant under-performance … Read more

Drive for Multi-Asset Trading Continues

04.21.2014

Asset managers are talking up the benefits of multi-asset class trading systems, among them the ability to trade systematically across … Read more

Fragmentation Vexes Options Market

04.21.2014

With the number of U.S. options exchanges now at 12, traders and exchanges are experiencing many of the technological and … Read more

Corporate Actions Processing Gets Facelift

04.21.2014

Corporate actions processing is undergoing a transition to an international messaging standard spearheaded by Depository Trust & Clearing Corp., which … Read more

Canada Takes Lead in HFT Study

04.17.2014

Canadian regulators are ahead of their peers in terms of examining market structure, especially high-frequency trading. Read more

The Value of Volatility

04.17.2014

An upturn in volatility could provide savvy investors with a chance to lock in profits. Griffin Asset Management, a New … Read more

ICE Clear Europe to Debut Western European CDS

04.17.2014

ICE Clear Europe will become the first central counterparty to clear Western European sovereign credit default swaps this month and … Read more

The Future of Information Security

04.16.2014

Hedge funds are likely to find themselves engaged in a two-front war in cyber-security over the next several years, with threats emanating both from within and outside their organizations. Read more


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