Vietnam welcomes first derivatives market and clearing house, GMEX provides tech

First derivatives market and clearing house launched in Vietnam

Vietnam’s first derivatives market and clearing house has gone live on the GMEX Technologies platform. The project is a collaboration between Hanoi Stock Exchange and Vietnam Securities Depository, and has been carried out together with local system integrator FPT Information System.

Markit acquires specialist vendor Prism Valuation

Markit makes another acquisition – Prism Valuation

Markit, an international provider of financial information services, is buying Prism Valuation, a specialist in independent valuation and risk analysis of derivatives and structured products. Markit says this acquisition will complement its portfolio valuations service, as it will provide enhanced coverage of complex OTC derivatives and structured OTC products. It will also expand Markit’s customer […]

Exane signs for Simcorp Dimension investment management platform

Simcorp gains new client in France, Exane

Simcorp is implementing its flagship investment management system, Simcorp Dimension, at Exane to support its middle and back office ops for listed and OTC derivatives. Paris-based Exane is an independent investment firm that focuses on asset management, derivatives and brokerage in cash equities. Exane has been running a number of disparate systems and decided to […]

London Stock Exchange launches major interest rate derivatives venture

Backed by the LSE and banks, CurveGlobal is due to launch in Q2 2016

The London Stock Exchange Group is planning to launch a new interest rate derivatives venture called CurveGlobal, which initially aims to offer short term interest rate futures. Backed by several banks including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citi, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Société Générale, the new venture is part of the exchange’s long-held ambition to gain traction in the derivatives markets, which have historically been dominated by rivals in continental Europe.

Turkey listings advance LSE’s derivatives ambitions

Representatives of Borsa Istanbul attend the market open at the LSE, 11 September 2015

The London Stock Exchange says that the launch of Turkish derivatives on its derivatives market represents part of the long-cherished goal of growing its derivatives business around the world. It also represents the exchange’s ‘open access’ policy.

ISDA rallies support for derivatives data reporting rethink

O'Malia: more cross-border cooperation is needed

Eleven financial associations have published their support for a new set of derivatives reporting standards developed by ISDA, which is calling for greater cross-border harmonisation of data standards – even if that means some national laws will have to be amended.

Nasdaq claims clearing costs ‘half of CME’

Haglind: transparency will be NFX's unique selling point

Clearing costs at Nasdaq’s new NFX futures venue will be half those on rival CME, the exchange claims. NFX is due to launch later this summer.

Citi launches futures trading on Velocity

Citi has launched Futures trading functionality on Citi Velocity, the trading platform which provides clients with access to Citi’s research and liquidity across FX, Rates and Credit. Launched in January 2012, Velocity 2.0 is continuously upgraded to include new features and asset classes. It provides clients with an integrated trading suite enabling fastest possible execution […]

ISDA releases UTI derivatives trade reporting service

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association has launched, a service that enables counterparties to obtain a unique trade identifier (UTI) prefix for derivatives trade reporting.

ISDA publishes new derivatives principles calling for changes to SEFs

O'Malia: SEFs need to be more flexible

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association has published a set of derivatives trading principles, which are part of an effort to get regulators around the world to harmonise their efforts at derivatives market standardisation. The principles include a call for greater flexibility on US swap execution facilities.