Americas Archive

February 28, 2014

SEF rates volumes slump with MAT trading – TABB Group

The volume of interest rate swaps traded on swap execution facilities dropped significantly in the first week of mandatory trading, according to analysis from consultancy TABB Group. read more>

February 28, 2014

Institutions reluctant to Twitter trade despite offerings

Traditional asset managers have not recalibrated news analytics to include data from social media sites like Twitter, although are expected to in the future, a conference has heard. read more>

February 27, 2014

Eris swap futures milestone due to wide appeal

Swap futures venue Eris Exchange last week surpassed US$10 billion in notional value for its key swaps futures products, which its chief has attributed to the wide appeal of the instruments as traditional swaps trading faces costly regulatory demands. read more>

February 26, 2014

US venues must avoid “carbon copy” effect

New US equity trading venues must bring innovation to the market and ensure they do not replicate existing functionality to avoid unnecessary liquidity fragmentation and complexity, the head of markets from recently launched dark pool IEX has said. read more>

February 25, 2014

IEX eyes Q2 lit market transition

A dark pool launched in November could become a lit market by July as it continues to gain market share, crossing its billionth share last week and setting a daily trading record. read more>

February 24, 2014

Volcker compliance “monumental task”, says report

Banking entities subject to the Volcker rule, which seeks to reduce systemic risk by limiting banks’ proprietary trading activity, will face significant compliance challenges, a report from Woodbine Associates has found. read more>

February 21, 2014

Mandated SEF rates trading “chaotic” as credit deadline approaches

Mandated SEF rates trading “chaotic” as credit deadline approaches

Market participants saw a shaky start to swap execution facility trading this week, while mandated credit trading next week poses new challenges. read more>

February 20, 2014

US tick size pilot may boost dark trading, says SocGen

A pilot programme to widen tick sizes in small- and mid-cap US equities would increase dark activity and passive trading strategies, research from Societe Generale has found. read more>

February 19, 2014

Eze pushes into Latin America with Rio asset manager

Brazilian asset manager Dynamo Administração de Recursos has begun using Eze Software Group’s order management system. read more>

February 19, 2014

ITG launches hedge fund OMS and EMS

Research and execution broker ITG has expanded its offering for hedge funds with the launch of an order management system and execution management system. read more>