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  • Derivatives reform hits a technology and data roadblock

    27 March 2014

    Industry standards bodies and regulators have basically asked the industry to help them rethink the data and technology implications of derivatives reform, says Allan Grody, president, Financial InterGroup

  • Is an SEC and CFTC merger a perfect fit?

    20 March 2014

    From time to time, and repeatedly, a call goes out to combine the Securities and Exchange Commission with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, says Philip McBride Johnson, former chairman of the CFTC.

Market analysis

  • Market macroscopes and microscopes

    14 April 2014

    Supervisory agencies are investing in new surveillance technologies to better manage markets, but a clear picture is years away, says Dan Barnes.

  • Mini options struggle to maximise potential

    20 March 2014

    Mini options based on five of the most liquid US stocks are struggling to match early market expectations one year after launch as the products aimed at retail investors have failed to build traction, says Jonathan Watkins.

Regulation

  • Traders watchful for Mifid II detail

    16 April 2014

    The European Parliament ratified on Tuesday the next wave of Mifid and effectively fired the starting gun on the introduction and implementation of the most ambitious piece of legislation in the history of the European markets, says Luke Jeffs

  • Derivatives reform hits a technology and data roadblock

    27 March 2014

    Industry standards bodies and regulators have basically asked the industry to help them rethink the data and technology implications of derivatives reform, says Allan Grody, president, Financial InterGroup

Exchanges

  • New Year’s revelations for derivatives market

    11 February 2014

    Volatility has returned to the futures and options markets, sparking a surge of trading activity across multiple asset classes in the US, writes Jonathan Watkins.

  • Derivatives exchanges raise the stakes

    16 January 2014

    Some of the world’s largest derivatives exchanges are building up a portfolio of investments in bourses around the globe to tap into the potential of some of the world’s fastest growing markets, writes Jonathan Watkins.

Clearing

  • Exchange giants clear the way for Singapore hub

    17 April 2014

    The presence of all three major CCPs in Singapore could transform the major offshore financial centre into one of the world’s largest clearing hubs, says Jonathan Watkins.

  • The collateral crisis?

    22 January 2014

    In light of new regulation, traders are now finding themselves managing requests for collateral and handling margin calls from central counterparties, says Georges Bory, MD and co-founder, Quartet FS.

Technology

  • Market macroscopes and microscopes

    14 April 2014

    Supervisory agencies are investing in new surveillance technologies to better manage markets, but a clear picture is years away, says Dan Barnes.

  • Derivatives reform hits a technology and data roadblock

    27 March 2014

    Industry standards bodies and regulators have basically asked the industry to help them rethink the data and technology implications of derivatives reform, says Allan Grody, president, Financial InterGroup

Firms

  • The night desk money pit

    03 November 2013

    Fidessa’s Lewis Richardson explores the global issue of loss-making night desks and examines how clever technology can not only stem those losses, but boost productivity and improve the bottom line.

  • It’s not about the regs, It’s about your business

    23 October 2013

    Steve Woodyatt, chief executive and chairman of Object Trading, explores how new rules are impacting brokers and the challenges they face in meeting upcoming regulatory reforms.

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How will volumes on derivatives exchanges this year differ from the last?

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26%
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55%
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8%
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6%
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