MTFs & ECNs Archive

February 15, 2012

JSDA re-examines PTS shut-out policy

A Japanese regulator is reassessing its policies for halting trading on proprietary trading systems when there are problems with the country’s primary exchanges. read more>

February 08, 2012

Italian MTF seeks to boost SME liquidity

Italian MTF seeks to boost SME liquidity

A new Italian multilateral trading facility launched by Borsa Italiana, the Italian subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group, aims to build a stronger market for SMEs by attracting local and international institutional investors, according to Barbara Lunghi, head of mid and small caps, Borsa Italiana. read more>

February 08, 2012

Alternate venues demand action after TSE outage

Alternate venues demand action after TSE outage

The actions of a Japanese regulator following an outage at the Tokyo Stock Exchange has led to calls from the country’s proprietary trading systems to rethink rules governing alternative venues. read more>

February 08, 2012

Newedge, LSE launch tri-party repo MTF

Prime broker Newedge and European fixed income trading market MTS have jointly launched the agency cash management multilateral trading facility, an electronic auction facility for the tri-party repo market. 

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February 08, 2012

Failed DB/NYSE merger could threaten interoperability

Failed DB/NYSE merger could threaten interoperability

The breakdown of the merger between Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext could reinvigorate lobbying efforts to protect the vertically-integrated exchange model, market observers have warned. read more>

February 07, 2012

Vega-Chi launches electronic trading for European high-yield

Vega-Chi, a multilateral trading facility for bonds, has confirmed the launch of its new electronic order book for high-yield and subordinated financial bonds in Europe. read more>

January 23, 2012

Chi-X Europe extends Spanish price promotion

Chi-X Europe, the pan-European multilateral trading facility recently acquired by US market operator BATS Global Markets, has extended and improved its pricing promotion for Spanish stocks after failing to gain any significant market share since the scheme's initial introduction in October last year. read more>

January 16, 2012

BATS Chi-X Europe reveals connectivity costs as integration approaches

BATS Chi-X Europe, the dual pan-European multilateral trading facility, has unveiled new details for connecting to its platform as the firm works towards completing its integration by the end of April. read more>

January 06, 2012

SBI Japannext stokes PTS rivalry with retail push

SBI Japannext stokes PTS rivalry with retail push

SBI Japannext, a proprietary trading system (PTS), has upped the stakes in its battle to become the largest alternative market in Japan with a series of changes to lure retail liquidity back to its platform. read more>

December 21, 2011

Chi-X Global looking to “change the landscape”

Chi-X Global looking to “change the landscape”

Market operator and trading technology provider Chi-X Global will continue its push into Asian markets next year by growing its market share in Japan and Australia, as well as exploring new opportunities in other markets in the region, according to CEO Tal Cohen. read more>