Trading

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
Active investing in an indexed world

Active investing in an indexed world

While active management still plays a critical role in portfolios of all sizes and sophistication levels, it’s hard to ignore the reams of headlines and research notes making the case for...

February 25, 2015 | 12:18 pm

BATS Global Markets taps president as new CEO

Chris Concannon on Tuesday was named CEO of BATS Global Markets, effective March 31.

February 24, 2015 | 02:02 pm
Incoming CEO of BATS looks to expand firm through FX forwards

Incoming CEO of BATS looks to expand firm through FX forwards

Chris Concannon will be taking the reins at BATS Global Markets Inc. with an eye toward expanding the firm's trading in foreign-exchange forward contracts and possibly in precious metals.

February 24, 2015 | 05:22 pm
Investors warming up to trading venues being created by manager groups

Investors warming up to trading venues being created by manager groups

The development of buy side-owned equity trading venues has attracted interest from long-term investors.

February 23, 2015

Luminex offers a wake-up call for dark-pool operators

To U.S. dark-pool operators, the development of an exclusive managers-only trading venue, Luminex Trading & Analytics LLC, is a splash of cold water on the face of an industry that some managers...

February 23, 2015 | 12:01 am
European Commission calls for 2-year pension fund exemption on clearing rules

European Commission calls for 2-year pension fund exemption on clearing rules

Pension funds in Europe should be granted a further two-year exemption from compliance with new central clearing rules for over-the-counter derivative transactions, said a report from the European...

February 04, 2015 | 02:42 pm

Clearbrook appoints head of hedged index strategies

Manit Rye was named managing director and head of hedged index strategies at Clearbrook Global Advisors.

January 29, 2015 | 11:55 am

Money manager group unveils dark pool for stock trades

A group of nine fund managers has teamed up to start a dark pool dedicated to large stock trades that will open later this year.

January 20, 2015 | 03:48 pm
SEC approves new transparency rules on swaps trades

SEC approves new transparency rules on swaps trades

Most swaps trades will have to be reported to the public under rules approved by the SEC on Wednesday.

January 14, 2015 | 01:35 pm
Direct Edge Holdings to pay $14 million in SEC settlement

Direct Edge Holdings to pay $14 million in SEC settlement

Two Direct Edge exchanges now owned by BATS Global Markets will pay $14 million to settle charges of improperly describing stock orders, the SEC announced Monday.

January 12, 2015 | 01:40 pm

BATS Global Markets proposes fee cuts, other changes for equity exchanges

BATS Global Markets on Tuesday proposed that equity exchanges implement tiered market-access fees that would cut those fees for the 200 most actively traded U.S. stocks by 80%.

January 06, 2015 | 05:37 pm