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  • December

    Deutsche Bank sets up prime custody platform 18 December 2009

    Deutsche Bank has launched a hybrid custody and prime brokerage platform.

  • Interest rate swaps clearing service goes live 17 December 2009

    LCH.Clearnet's interest rate swaps clearing service for the buy-side has gone live.

  • 'Milestone’ reached with sec lending platform 16 December 2009

    Quadriserv and SunGard today reported progress with respect to their joint technology initiative previously announced in May of this year.

  • Daiwa launches Asian e-trading platform 14 December 2009

    Daiwa Securities SMBC has unveiled an enhanced electronic trading platform in Asia. The new platform offers a range of tools for its institutional clients.

  • New Vienna gas exchange 14 December 2009

    The Central European Gas Hub (CEGH) and the Vienna Stock Exchange have jointly set up a gas exchange in Vienna.

  • Merchant Capital launches Ucits umbrella structure 08 December 2009

    Merchant Capital has rolled out an Ucits III umbrella structure. The Irish-domiciled structure will speed the time to market for new Ucits funds.

  • Source scoops award 03 December 2009

    Source, the specialist provider of Exchange Traded Products, has won a major award for Technical Innovation at the Structured Products Awards 2009.

  • Merlin launches 24 hour coverage 02 December 2009

    Merlin Securities has expanded its trading capabilities to include 24-hour international and domestic coverage.

  • Chi-X Europe names Alasdair Haynes CEO 01 December 2009

    Chi-X Europe has appointed Alasdair Haynes as Chief Executive Officer.

  • November

    Morgan Stanley hires Apac e-trading head 26 November 2009

    Morgan Stanley has appointed Zach Tuckwell as its Asia-Pacific electronic trading business head

  • Paladyne expands Asia operations 20 November 2009

    Paladyne Systems, a leading provider of technology and services to the global hedge fund Industry, today announced its continued global expansion with the opening of a Hong Kong office.

  • Calastone to launch fund transaction settlement system 16 November 2009

    Calastone is unveiling a transaction settlements system for the mutual fund industry.

  • Nikko Asset Management hires US ops head 16 November 2009

    Nikko Asset Management has hired Michael Herring to run as COO/CFO of its US operations.

  • Feature: The marriage of compliance and risk 12 November 2009

    Steve Carrier-Simon of Fidessa LatentZero looks at how asset management firms can prepare themselves for the bumpy road ahead by breaking down the barriers between legal, risk management and compliance teams.

  • OCC plans central derivatives clearing by 2010 12 November 2009

    Equity derivatives clearing organisation, Options Clearing Corporation (OCC), is looking to launch a central clearing facility in the U.S. by next year.

  • Nyfix Sells dark pool businesses 10 November 2009

    The U.S. dark pool business owned by Nyfix has been sold to BNY ConvergEx, for an undisclosed amount.

  • October

    ICAP to set up dark pool for stocks 05 October 2009

    ICAP’s alternative trading system and dark pool for stocks is looking to start a dark pool for about 6,000 European stocks.

  • BNY Mellon wins Sinotel Depositary mandate 01 October 2009

    Singapore’s Sinotel Technologies has appointed BNY Mellon as the depositary bank for its American depositary receipt (ADR) programme.

  • September

    Liquidnet connects with Chi-X, Euronext 21 September 2009

    Liquidnet Europe, a London-based dark pool provider, will link its system with trading venues, including NYSE Euronext and Chi-X Europe

  • BATS to launch second US exchange 17 September 2009

    BATS Exchange is planning to launch a second exchange to trade US securities

  • Equity Lending Survey: Service Categories 17 September 2009

    Equity Lending Survey: Service Categories Lenders ranking borrowers

  • BlackRock to set up trading platform 14 September 2009

    BlackRock is set to launch its own trading platform that will enable clients buying and selling a security to “cross” trades internally

  • ExpertPlan joins Schwab for trading platform 11 September 2009

    ExpertPlan has tied up with Charles Schwab Trust Company to establish a new trading platform

  • Nasdaq to expand into Eastern Europe 11 September 2009

    Nasdaq OMX is seeking to expand into Central and Eastern European markets

  • Patersons, Davies launch fixed income venture 09 September 2009

    Australian stockbroker, Patersons Securities, has started a specialist fixed income and hybrid securities joint venture with Bryan Davies

  • August

    Instinet joins TQ Lens 20 August 2009

    Turquoise has announced that Instinet Europe has joined TQ Lens, its liquidity aggregation and order routing service.

  • Turquoise appoints UBS to find buyers 18 August 2009

    Turquoise, is looking for potential suitors for its business, Bloomberg reports. It has sent out sales documents to about 18 possible bidders.

  • ABA investigates mutual fund risks 17 August 2009

    An American Bar Association (ABA) task force studying mutual funds' use of derivatives is likely to suggest measures to seek more disclosure of mutual funds' derivative risks.

  • Malaysia launches commodity platform 17 August 2009

    Malaysia has launched the world's first end-to-end Shari'ah-compliant commodity trading platform.

  • July

    GI FX Forum Report: Regulation, counterparty risk dominates concerns 27 July 2009

    As part of a thought leadership series, The Bank of New York Mellon Corp sponsored the latest of Global Investor's Editorial Forums, to discuss the state of the FX markets after the credit crisis of recent months. Editor Caroline Allen, who chaired the discussion, wrote this report.

  • June

    The bubble bursts 01 June 2009

    The credit default swap market has been at the centre of some of the biggest market traumas over the past year. Craig MacDonald looks at when the market will rebound and if recent clearing house initiatives could remove the cloud over its head

  • Change in the Nordics 01 June 2009

    Nordic and Baltic markets prepare for rapid change, especially in the areas of asset servicing and fund administration

  • A change for the better 01 June 2009

    On Tuesday 12 May, isf magazine welcomed delegates and sponsors to its Central and Eastern Europe master class. The one day event brought together local banks, scholars, hedge funds, exchanges and asset managers to engage in thought provoking debate and discussion.

  • May

    Adapting to the winds of change 01 May 2009

    The recent, unprecedented events in the financial services sector have combined with international competition and more regulatory reforms to change the Nordic asset servicing landscape, writes James Norris

  • Making a comeback 01 May 2009

    Convertible bonds as an asset class had one of the worst years in their history in 2008. Many of the losses were attributed to forced selling by highly leveraged hedge funds and the proprietary trading desks of investment banks. But these instruments are poised for a comeback. Joseph Mariathasan reports.

  • People in brief 01 May 2009

  • Tax Corner 01 May 2009

    The latest budget released by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, announced a series of tax increases. Most notable were the changes to personal taxation affecting individuals earning in excess of £150,000.

  • April

    Turquoise appoints UBS to find buyers 25 April 2009

    Turquoise, is looking for potential suitors for its business, Bloomberg reports. It has sent out sales documents to about 18 possible bidders.

  • March

    Credit Suisse Hedging Griffo sheds light on Brazil's hedge fund market 30 March 2009

    The Brazil based hedge fund manager, Credit Suisse Hedging-Griffo was instrumental in the launch of hedge funds in Brazil. Ian Hall speaks to the fund about its high profile joint venture with Credit Suisse, how the fund has preformed and its role in Brazil.

  • EquiLend, Pirum and Loanet are put to the test 30 March 2009

    In the second in the series of isf IT road test features, Ian Hall speaks to EquiLend, Pirum and Loanet about the post-trade and trading services they provide. Using actual user feedback, we ask the hard questions.

  • Hedge Fund Research's Kenneth Heinz crunches the numbers 30 March 2009

    Sifting through the financial media, you will be hard pressed to not find an article relating to hedge fund losses, redemptions and possible regulation. But to gauge true state of this industry, you must speak to the ones who track the funds. Ian Hall speaks to leading hedge fund industry data provider, Hedge Fund Research's President, Kenneth Heinz about his outlook for the hedge fund industry and what the numbers really say.

  • In the post 30 March 2009

  • Market analysis: Saudi Arabia 30 March 2009

    Removing mystery to realise returns

  • News in brief 30 March 2009

  • People in brief 30 March 2009

  • Middle East Master Class in Abu Dhabi 27 March 2009

    In the second in a series of post conference roundups, isf gives a review of its master class held in the Middle East, highlighting the panels, people and debate.

  • Investors look to dollar for safe haven 19 March 2009

    The dollar is likely to remain the main beneficiary of the crises affecting the euro and the yen, reclaiming its status as a safe haven currency, writes James Norris