At the Company’s Annual General Meeting, shareholders of LCH.Clearnet, the leading independent central counterparty group, voted overwhelmingly in favour of approving the proposed voluntary redemption of up to 33,300,000 shares at a price of €10 a share as announced on 29 September 2009, with over 97% of votes cast in favour of the transaction.
Oslo Børs is establishing Oslo Connect, a new regulated marketplace for trading in non-standardised derivatives (OTC derivatives). The launch of this marketplace will give investors a new and unique venue for efficient and secure trading in derivatives that are not stock exchange listed.
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ), the world's largest exchange company, announced that it plans to launch a third equity trading platform during the second half of 2010, pending SEC approval. NASDAQ OMX will offer this equity trading platform with a new price/size priority model using the license acquired from its 2007 acquisition of the former Philadelphia Stock Exchange, known today as NASDAQ OMX PHLX.
LCH.Clearnet Limited has been selected to clear for NASDAQ OMX Europe ("NEURO"), NASDAQ OMX's pan-European multilateral trading facility (MTF).
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced that it will establish a new listing market called BX, pending SEC approval, for companies that do not presently qualify for an exchange listing.
NASDAQ OMX starts trading in two new Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), HQ OMXS30 Double Long and HQ OMXS30 Double Short
SIX Swiss Exchange will add real estate to its SXI index family as of 1 December 2009.
The international derivatives exchange Eurex announced that it will launch a new equity index future based on the MSCI Japan on 26 October 2009.
Investors increasingly demand reverse convertibles/ Scoach and EDG expand certificate indices offering accordingly.
Scoach, the Frankfurt exchange for structured products, offers investors the Scoach reverse convertibles index. This new barometer enables
investors to immediately track average, market-weighted performance of reverse convertibles in different market phases.
Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) announced improvements to its clearing and settlement system for securities traded on SGX, to reduce the incidences of non-delivery of securities and imposition of the attendant penalties. These improvements will take effect on 6 November 2009.