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Northern Trust hires for EMEA, Asia-Pacific securities lending

Joseph Gillingwater joined Northern Trust as head of fixed-income securities lending trading for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia-Pacific, said a spokeswoman.

March 31, 2016 | 11:28 am
Investment managers need access to better pricing in Treasury market

Investment managers need access to better pricing in Treasury market

Lack of liquidity in a key sector of the government bond market is now costing institutional investors billions of dollars annually in sharply widening bid/offer spreads. This post-financial crisis...

March 30, 2016 | 12:01 am
Former SFX executive found guilty in SEC complaint

Former SFX executive found guilty in SEC complaint

Brian J. Ourand, a former SFX Financial Advisory Management Enterprises Inc. executive, was found guilty Tuesday by a Securities and Exchange Commission administrative judge of misappropriating...

March 29, 2016 | 04:03 pm
Hedge fund invasion of U.S. Treasuries puts bond traders at risk

Hedge fund invasion of U.S. Treasuries puts bond traders at risk

Hedge funds are crowding into U.S. Treasuries, and that has bond traders bracing for more turbulence.

March 28, 2016 | 09:45 am
Institutions could get hit with higher costs because of LSE battle

Institutions could get hit with higher costs because of LSE battle

The acquisition of London Stock Exchange Group PLC by Deutsche Bourse AG — and the expected bidding war for LSE Group that's expected to include Intercontinental Exchange Inc. and CME Group...

March 21, 2016

BATS, T3Index tracking volatility

Choosing how to measure stock market volatility just got more volatile.

March 21, 2016
London Stock Exchange to merge with Deutsche Bourse

London Stock Exchange to merge with Deutsche Bourse

London Stock Exchange Group and Deutsche Bourse on Wednesday announced they would combine in a "merger of equals," to be based in London.

March 16, 2016 | 09:44 am

CalSTRS backs IEX effort to operate as U.S. stock exchange

CalSTRS is supporting IEX Group’s attempt to get SEC approval as a stock exchange.

March 14, 2016 | 12:07 pm
Corporate share buybacks keeping S&P 500's bull market alive

Corporate share buybacks keeping S&P 500's bull market alive

Demand for U.S. shares among companies and individuals is diverging at a rate that may be without precedent, another sign of how crucial buybacks are in propping up the bull market as it enters its...

March 14, 2016 | 10:28 am
Battle for LSE to have limited impact on institutional investors

Battle for LSE to have limited impact on institutional investors

The acquisition of London Stock Exchange Group PLC by Deutsche Bourse AG — and the expected bidding war for LSE Group that’s expected to include Intercontinental Exchange Inc. and CME...

March 10, 2016 | 12:32 pm
Nasdaq buys Deutsche Bourse options market for $1.1 billion

Nasdaq buys Deutsche Bourse options market for $1.1 billion

Nasdaq agreed to buy Deutsche Bourse's International Securities Exchange for $1.1 billion, catapulting it to the top of the U.S. options market.

March 10, 2016 | 10:16 am

Tradewatch: Volatility spikes to highest level since 2011

The U.S. equity market was roiled at the start and end of 2015, closing the year with the highest volatility since 2011, based on data from Investment Technology Group Inc.

March 07, 2016 | 12:01 am

U.S. T+2 implementation set for September 2017

The U.S. T+2 Steering Committee set Sept. 5, 2017, as the target date for a switch to a T+2 settlement cycle from the current T+3 cycle, said the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp., which organized...

March 07, 2016 | 03:28 pm

Obama nominates 2 for Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Christopher James Brummer and Brian D. Quintenz were nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

March 04, 2016 | 11:57 am
Intercontinental Exchange acquires 2 data providers from McGraw Hill Financial

Intercontinental Exchange acquires 2 data providers from McGraw Hill Financial

Intercontinental Exchange on Tuesday said it would acquire McGraw Hill Financial's data providers for fixed-income and over-the-counter markets.

March 01, 2016 | 05:03 pm