Asian institutions strive to become better modellers of derivatives

The search for yield is seeing Asian institutional investors taking on more multi-asset class and pan-jurisdictional positions, while a drive for greater risk management is increasing the usage of OTC (over the counter) derivatives, and as a result many Asian institutions are upgrading th

via Pocket May 16, 2013 at 07:06PM

Nasa buys into ‘quantum’ computer

It will be shared by Google, Nasa, and other scientists, providing access to a machine said to be up to 3,600 times faster than conventional computers. Unlike standard machines, the D-Wave Two processor appears to make use of an effect called quantum tunnelling.

via Pocket May 16, 2013 at 06:49PM

Dubai’s Arqaam Capital eyes South Africa, Saudi expansion

DUBAI (Reuters) – Dubai-based investment bank Arqaam Capital plans to expand into sub-Saharan Africa by the fourth quarter this year and may look at acquisitions in Saudi Arabia as part of its push into fast-growing emerging markets, its chief executive said.

via Pocket May 16, 2013 at 06:45PM

First FCM Completes Production Testing With CreditLink For Pre-Trade Clearing Certainty

Traiana, the leading provider of post-trade and risk solutions, announces today that the first futures commission merchant (FCM) has completed production testing for Traiana’s central risk management infrastructure for swaps clearing.

via Pocket May 15, 2013 at 07:05PM

Li floats return for HKEx closing auction

A closing auction has been absent from Hong Kong’s stock exchange since 2009, but hopes of reinstatement have resurfaced.

via Pocket May 15, 2013 at 06:54PM

China: the Unappreciated Ecosystem Entrepreneur?

Part Seven: Fitting Payments for Ecosystem Services into the Legal Framework examines the challenges PES schemes encounter in the legal system, including a lack of a regulatory driver and outdated laws and regulations.

via Pocket May 08, 2013 at 07:45PM

MathWorks report announces data and models vital to future success of financial services

88% of financial institutions believe they would lose competitive edge; 79% believe profits would decrease through poor/flawed models MathWorks, the developer of MATLAB and Simulink, today releases research into the business value and importance of data and models in financial services.

via Pocket April 07, 2013 at 05:58PM

Euroclear Bank and CME Clearing Europe reach agreement

Euroclear Bank and CME Clearing Europe have signed an agreement to help mutual clients fulfil their collateral obligations to meet initial margin requirements at CME Clearing Europe.

via Pocket April 07, 2013 at 05:51PM

LMAX Exchange Selects Equinix to Further Enhance Execution Capabilities

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that LMAX Exchange, the first FSA regulated MTF for spot FX, has selected the Equinix London LD4/5 data center campus in Slough as its primary operational site.

via Pocket April 07, 2013 at 05:49PM

FFastFill announces further LME trading win with Tullett Prebon

FFastFill plc (LSE: FFA), the leading provider of Software as a Service (“SaaS”) to the global derivatives community, is pleased to announce the signing of Tullett Prebon to its Horizon multi-broker trading network.

via Pocket April 07, 2013 at 05:46PM

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