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  • CME Group Announces Enhancements To NYMEX WTI Houston Crude Oil Futures Contract - New Product Specifications, Delivery Locations To Be Added In 2020

    Date 05/12/2019

    CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced enhanced product specifications and two additional delivery points for its WTI Houston crude oil futures contracts, pending regulatory review.

  • Tradeweb: Avg. Daily Volume Up 22% Year-Over-Year As Broad-Based Growth In Core Products Continues

    Date 05/12/2019

    • Average daily volume (ADV) across rates, credit, equities and money markets for Tradeweb Markets was $693.0 billion (bn) in November 2019, an increase of 22.0 percent (%) year over year (YoY). Average daily trades for the month totaled 52,896.
    • For the month, Tradeweb continued to post broad-based growth in core products. Activity in U.S. credit set new records due in part to growth from portfolio trading, session-based trading and all-to-all trading. ADV in U.S. high grade credit rose 65.8% YoY to a record $3.5 bn, representing a record 15.7% of TRACE volume. ADV in U.S. high yield credit increased 29.6% to $374 million (mm), representing 4.3% of TRACE volume. Along the same lines, ADV in European credit of $1.5 bn represented the highest monthly total in more than a year and a half. Mortgage volume rose 37.1% YoY to ADV of $178.0 bn during the month. U.S. Treasuries volume rose 3.9% YoY to ADV of $81.3 bn. Interest rate derivatives trading increased 38.2% YoY to $178.7 bn, primarily attributable to longer tenor swaps and swaptions. Trading in Chinese bonds rose 113.3% YoY, registering the sixth consecutive month of ADV greater than $1.0 bn. Activity in European ETFs rose 38.7% YoY to $1.6 bn.

  • Motive Partners Acquires Majority Interest In Investment Services Business Of Fiserv - Motive Partners-Led Investors, Including Cannae Holdings, Will Leverage Their Combined Capabilities And Resources To Drive Substantial Value For Clients, Associates And Shareholders

    Date 05/12/2019

    Motive Partners, a private equity firm focused on technology-enabled companies that power the financial services industry, and Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV), a leading global provider of payments and financial services technology solutions, have entered into a definitive agreement under which Motive Partners-led investors will acquire up to 60% of the Investment Services business of Fiserv. Retaining a 40% equity interest in the business, Fiserv will receive approximately $510 million in net after-tax proceeds.

  • The View From The Regulator On Operational Resilience, Speech By Megan Butler, Executive Director Of Supervision: Investment, Wholesale And Specialist, FCA, Delivered at TISA’s Operational Resilience Forum, London

    Date 05/12/2019

    Highlights:

    • On 5 December 2019, the FCA, PRA and Bank of England published their joint Consultation Papers on Operational Resilience
    • These proposals develop and expand on the ideas set out in their 2018 Discussion Paper
    • The proposals set requirements and expectations for firms and financial market infrastructure (FMI) to identify their important business services by considering how disruption to the business services they provide can have impacts beyond their own commercial interests
    • They must set a tolerance for disruption for each important business service and ensure they can continue to deliver their important business services and are able to remain within their impact tolerances during severe but plausible scenarios
    • The proposals also include requirements to map and test important business services to identify vulnerabilities in their operational resilience and drive change where it is needed.
    • The consultation closes on 3 April 2020.

  • STOXX And Eurex Expand ESG Footprint To Cover US Market - New STOXX USA 500 ESG-X Index Futures Support Eurex’s Global ESG Strategy

    Date 05/12/2019

    Qontigo’s global index provider STOXX Ltd. has licensed the STOXX USA 500 ESG-X Index as an underlying for listed futures on the international derivatives exchange Eurex. The new futures contract is scheduled to be launched on February 10, 2020, well ahead of the quarterly roll. Eurex will expand its ESG derivatives product suite exactly one year after its successful launch of the first futures on STOXX ESG indices. This is part of a broader strategy to take the Eurex ESG offering to a global level.

  • ESMA Recommends Real-Time Consolidated Tape For Equity

    Date 05/12/2019

    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU securities markets regulator, has today published a first review report on the development of prices for market data and on the consolidated tape for equity, following the application of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) for nearly two years.

  • DriveWealth Teams With First Thai Partner, SBI Thai Online Securities Co., To Bring Easy Access To U.S. Stock Market, First Fractional Share Capability For Thai Residents

    Date 05/12/2019

    DriveWealth, LLC<https://drivewealth.com/>, a U.S. based leader in global digital trading technology, announced today its first partnership in Thailand.  The firm has teamed with Thailand's leading online securities trading provider, SBI Thai Online Securities Co., Ltd. (SBITO), to bring local investors direct access to the U.S. stock market and their first opportunity to participate in fractional share trading. The move follows the relaxation of rules by the Thai Ministry of Finance and Bank of Thailand, effective last month, enabling retail investors to invest directly in foreign securities.

  • Plato Partnership And BMLL Technologies Launch Platometrics - Collaboration Provides Market Participants With European Market Quality Metrics Free Of Charge

    Date 05/12/2019

    Plato Partnership, the not-for-profit company working to improve the European equities marketplace, and BMLL Technologies, the data engineering and analytics firm, are pleased to announce the launch of Platometrics, a new market quality metrics tool. Platometrics is the first service of its kind, providing market participants with a complete picture of trading data and trends from European venues, entirely free of charge.

  • Bank Of England (the Bank), Prudential Regulation Authority, Financial Conduct Authority: Building Operational Resilience: Impact Tolerances For Important Business Services

    Date 05/12/2019

    The Bank of England (the Bank), Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have today publisheda shared policy summary and co-ordinated consultation papers (CPs) on new requirements to strengthen operational resilience in the financial services sector.

  • HKEX Monthly Market Highlights

    Date 05/12/2019

    Highlights

    - Securities Market

    • Market capitalisation was $35.7 trillion at the end of November 2019, an increase of 16 per cent from $30.8 trillion at the end of November 2018.
    • The average daily turnover in November 2019 was $79.6 billion, an increase of 5 per cent when compared with $75.9 billion in October 2019, and a decrease of 10 per cent from $88.9 billion in November 2018.
    • The average daily turnover of CBBCs for the first eleven months of 2019 was $8.3 billion, an increase of 9 per cent when compared with $7.6 billion for the same period last year.
    • The average daily turnover of ETFs for the first eleven months of 2019 was $4.4 billion, an increase of 7 per cent when compared with $4.1 billion for the same period last year.
    • Funds raised through IPOs for the first eleven months of 2019 was $273.9 billion, an increase of 5 per cent when compared with $261.9 billion for the same period last year.