Anthony Belchambers has announced his intention to step down as Chief Executive of the Futures and Options Association (FOA) to seek other challenges in the industry.
BNP Paribas and Morgan Stanley, two major global banks, joined EurexOTC Clear for Interest Rate Swaps (IRS), Eurex Clearing’s central counterparty service for OTC derivatives, increasing the total number of clearing members to 32.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) announced on 27 December 2013 that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited (HKSCC), has admitted China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation Limited (ChinaClear) as a Clearing Agency Participant to the Central Clearing and Settlement System (CCASS) of HKSCC.
NASDAQ OMX Clearing announced on 23 December 2013 its first buy-side client cleared Interest Rate Swap. The first non-member trade was cleared between SEB and Nektar Fund.
LCH.Clearnet SA (LCH.Clearnet) has expanded its credit default swap clearing (CDS) service, CDSClear, to offer single-name CDS clearing.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) introduced Mini Hang Seng Index (Mini HSI) and Mini H-shares Index (Mini HHI) Futures as well as its Block Trading Facility (BTF) to its After-Hours Futures Trading (AHFT) session starting on Monday, 6 January 2014.
Hong Kong Futures Exchange Limited (HKFE), has announced that with effect from the commencement of trading on Thursday, 2 January 2014, the minimum margins to be collected by an Exchange Participant from its clients in respect of their dealings in the following futures contracts will be revised.
The Derivatives market and Standard sector increase initial margin requirements for the period of New Year holidays.
To further reflect the spot goods and enhance the futures market’s capacity for serving the real economy, after the deliberation and approval of the board of directors and reporting to China Securities Regulatory Commission,
NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) recently launched real-time quote functionality to its existing Investor Relations (IR) web application version of Thomson ONE Investor Relations. The mobile version of its industry-leading content and analytics desktop solution, IR Mobile, brings together institutional caliber intelligence and time-saving tools in one application tailor-made for today's IR professional.