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Saturday, 16 December 2017

Helen Bartholomew' s stories

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  • Barclays, BNY Mellon opt in for MiFID II SI status

    Ticker | 15 December 2017

    Bank of New York Mellon and Barclays have opted in as systematic internalisers for non-equity instruments under MiFID II, becoming the latest dealers to do so.

  • Annual SG 'bear-fest' poses early MiFID II test

    People & Markets | 15 December 2017

    One of the first tests of preparedness for new MiFID II research unbundling rules is set to take place on January 9, when Societe Generale’s perma-bear strategist, Albert Edwards, unveils his latest doom-and-gloom musing on his Ice Age thesis.

  • Liquidnet launches multi-protocol bond trading tool

    People & Markets | 15 December 2017

    Electronic trading venue Liquidnet has expanded beyond its dark pool roots in corporate bond trading with additional protocols and smart execution tools that direct different order types to the most appropriate execution methods, from anonymous trading to fully lit markets.

  • Two banks join Baton for high-speed FX settlement

    People & Markets | 15 December 2017

    Baton Systems, a two-year old fintech firm, is working with two of the largest banks in foreign exchange trading on the launch of a new payment system in the next three months.

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    Banks sign up to truePTS as legal dust settles

    Top News | 15 December 2017

    TruePTS, the post-trade processing arm of swap execution facility trueEX, has signed Citigroup and JP Morgan as its first clients. The agreement comes just days after the start-up platform resolved a legal dispute with legacy provider IHS Markit.

  • Trading venues stall on MiFID II

    People & Markets | 15 December 2017

    Many large trading venues are yet to sign contracts for a new service that allows them to create International Securities Identification Numbers for over-the-counter derivatives – a crucial step for MiFID II reporting requirements that come into play on January 3.

  • Derivatives House and Equity Derivatives House: BNP Paribas

    Derivatives House and Equity Derivatives House: BNP Paribas

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    As volatility evaporated, derivatives businesses had to focus on core strengths to make headway in 2017. For an integrated approach that spread equity know-how across asset classes and enabled effective risk transfer across the broad client franchise, BNP Paribas is IFR’s Derivatives House and Equity Derivatives House of the Year.

  • Credit Derivatives House: Citigroup

    Credit Derivatives House: Citigroup

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    For an asset class scarred by the financial crisis, 2017 proved to be a pivotal year as banks that had previously given up the credit derivatives ghost piled back in. For retaining its dominant position in flow, decontaminating the once-ignominious synthetic CDO and embracing the shift to passive investing, Citigroup is IFR’s Credit Derivatives House of the Year.

  • Interest Rate Derivatives House: Citadel Securities

    Interest Rate Derivatives House: Citadel Securities

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    For stepping up with an ambitious plan to redefine the voice-traded world of customised swaps while maintaining its commitment to firm, tight and consistent benchmark pricing, Citadel Securities is IFR’s Interest Rate Derivatives House of the Year.

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    Trading venues stall on MiFID II swaps reporting utility

    Ticker | 14 December 2017

    Many large trading venues are yet to sign contracts for a new service that allows them to create International Securities Identification Numbers for over-the-counter derivatives – a crucial step for MiFID II reporting requirements that come into play on January 3.

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