March 7, 2011 Issue Abstract
Regulation in the Making:
Some Fear Adverse Impact of MiFID II Proposals if
Equities Rules Are Extended to Other Asset Classes. “We are already seeing interesting trends among execution venues
in anticipation of the changes,” says the head of electronic markets at
Industry Alert: SEC Gives Green Light to “One-Pot” Margining Model. The approval boosts New York Portfolio Clearing, a joint venture of NYSE Euronext and Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), in helping align cash markets trades and any offsetting fixed-income or futures markets positions.
Editor’s Comment: Air Above and Fear Below. Information may be the lifeblood of business leaders, but there is a knowledge vacuum at the top.
On the Exchanges: LSE Group to Launch Turquoise Derivatives Platform. The venue will utilize SOLA, TMX Group’s market-leading derivatives technology.
Investment Accounting Systems:
Linedata’s Icon System Readies Cavendish for Growth. Upgrading the
technology platform will enable
FX Trading: Retail Investors See Automated Trading as the Future of FX. A poll conducted by LMAX, operator of a trading venue for FX and contracts for difference (CFDs), finds that only one in four retail traders is capable of trading on par with institutions.
The News Network:
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