Trading

ISDA issues principles for rules governing the centralized execution of swaps

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association on Wednesday issued principles to be applied to rules governing centralized execution of swaps and called for alignment in swap-execution facility...

April 01, 2015 | 02:03 pm
Schapiro: Multitude of trading venues a regulatory challenge for SEC

Schapiro: Multitude of trading venues a regulatory challenge for SEC

The equity market structure with more than 70 venues for trading and 35% of trades done in dark pools represents a major regulatory challenge for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Schapiro,...

March 31, 2015 | 02:26 pm

Access to liquidity key concern for equity traders, survey finds

Eighty-four percent of institutional equity traders are either “concerned” or “very concerned” about sourcing liquidity in the current market, according to a Liquidnet survey.

March 27, 2015 | 02:47 pm

Omega hedge fund firm receives federal subpoenas

Billionaire Leon Cooperman, founder of hedge fund Omega Advisors, told clients that his firm has been subpoenaed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey and the Securities and Exchange...

March 26, 2015 | 03:08 pm
High-frequency traders to be regulated by FINRA

High-frequency traders to be regulated by FINRA

High-frequency and other proprietary traders will be overseen by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority under a proposed rule announced by the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday.

March 25, 2015 | 02:33 pm
Loss of market makers may lead to buy-and-hold strategies

Loss of market makers may lead to buy-and-hold strategies

Corporate fixed-income investing is becoming a buy-and-hold market, as the reduction of traditional market makers and the resulting loss in inventory make active trading strategies more risky.

March 23, 2015

4 managers sign on to Plato Partnership trading platform

Four additional money managers have signed up with Plato Partnership, a consortium that aims to create a new trading platform in Europe.

March 20, 2015 | 12:01 pm
BNY Mellon settles various lawsuits over foreign-exchange practices

BNY Mellon settles various lawsuits over foreign-exchange practices

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. reached a series of settlement agreements with the Department of Justice, New York Attorney General, Department of Labor, Securities and Exchange Commission and private...

March 19, 2015 | 05:51 pm

Implementation extended for rules on posting margin for non-centrally cleared trades

Global requirements for collecting and posting initial margin on non-centrally cleared trades will not be implemented until September 2016 under an extension announced Wednesday.

March 18, 2015 | 02:09 pm
Tail hedging review

Tail hedging review

Since the start of 2014, we have witnessed increasing interest in tail hedging with large global institutions looking to develop tail hedge mandates. Recent bouts of turbulence since October 2014...

March 18, 2015 | 12:01 am
ICE Futures U.S. pays $3 million in CFTC settlement

ICE Futures U.S. pays $3 million in CFTC settlement

ICE Futures U.S. reached a $3 million settlement with the CFTC over charges that the global futures and options exchange submitted false and incomplete reports and data to the agency for at least 20...

March 17, 2015 | 02:56 pm

Iowa Public Employees looking for derivative trading, margin management services

Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System issued an RFP for firms to provide future commission merchant services and margin management services.

March 13, 2015 | 02:15 pm
Fair pricing, bubbles and crashes

Fair pricing, bubbles and crashes

Stock returns have a fat-tailed distribution; this means that large shocks are far more likely than one might expect. A few examples illustrate why this matters to investors.

March 12, 2015 | 05:15 pm

CalPERS to provide added source of contingent liquidity to derivatives clearinghouse

CalPERS has joined a fully committed repo facility with derivatives clearinghouse Options Clearing Corp. and securities lending agent eSecLending to provide contingency liquidity in the event of a...

March 12, 2015 | 03:16 pm
European Commission to review OTC regulations for pension funds

European Commission to review OTC regulations for pension funds

The European Commission will review legislation that could force pension funds to centrally clear over-the-counter derivatives transactions.

March 12, 2015 | 12:05 pm