Exchanges & Trading Venues

Aquis, Seeking Transformative Model, Lines Up Partners

London-based, pan-European multilateral trading facility (MTF) Aquis Exchange is embarking on a new approach to its pricing model and capital formation as it awaits final approval from the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Hillman to Consult After Leaving LSE

Jarod Hillman, former head of real-time data at the London Stock Exchange Group, who left his position over the summer, is setting up an independent data consultancy to provide market participants among trading venues, redistributors, and consumer firms…

BGC Partners Joins Cadre of SEF Applicants

The electronic and voice brokerage is the latest in a number of financial services firms to apply to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to become a swaps execution facility, or SEF.

ATG, Risk Office to Build Clearinghouse in Brazil

Americas Trading Group (ATG), a liquidity center and provider of exchange technologies in Latin American markets, says it has partnered with Brazil-based Risk Office to build out clearing functions ahead of its 2014 launch of ATS Brasil.

Icap Petitions for SEF Status

London-based electronic broker-dealer Icap has filed an application with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to establish a swap execution facility (SEF) subsidiary.

Eurex Halts Trading on Tech Glitch

The largest European derivatives market stopped trading in multiple index-based futures this morning at 8:15 am, with a subsequent delay of about 65 minutes as it investigated an unspecified technical malfunction.

SEC Chief to Summon Industry Heads After Tech Outages

Mary Jo White, chair of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has said that she will convene a meeting of senior industry executives after an outage at Nasdaq OMX halted trading for three hours on Thursday.

James Rundle: Prizing Open Markets

The introduction of competition, according to capitalist doctrine, is a pre-requisite for establishing an efficient and growing economy. But for the capital markets, James says, plans to open trading landscapes to new venues come with their own…

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