New Exchange Launches Targeting Institutional Crypto Trading

A new exchange for trading cryptoassets that is targeting the institutional and professional market segments has launched in London today. The exchange, GCEX, is part of the GC Group, which was established in 2018 in response to demand for regulated and compliant exposure to the cryptoasset market, company officials say. Authorised and regulated by the […]
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LCH Claims First with Link to FX Connect TradeNexus

Clearing house LCH has announced that it is the first clearing house to integrate with FX Connect TradeNexus, State Street’s FX trading platform that provides exception-based automated matching, trade and settlement confirmation enrichment and third party messaging. Kate Lowe, managing director, global head of TradeNexus, says, “Uncleared margin rules are changing the way the market […]
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CME to Launch Bitcoin Options

CME Group has announced plans to launch options on its bitcoin futures contracts in Q1 2020, pending regulatory review. “Based on increasing client demand and robust growth in our bitcoin futures markets, we believe the launch of options will provide our clients with additional flexibility to trade and hedge their bitcoin price risk,” says Tim […]
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LSEG Board Swats Aside HKEX Proposal, Stays Focused on Refinitiv

The board of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has unanimously rejected the unsolicited offer made earlier this week by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) to acquire the entire share capital of LSEG. “The board has fundamental concerns about the key aspects of the Conditional Proposal: strategy, deliverability, form of consideration and value,” says […]
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HKEX Bids £31.6bn for LSEG

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) has made a proposal to the board of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) to combine the two companies in a deal worth £31.6 billion. This deal would scupper the proposed $27 billion deal for LSEG to buy Refinitiv. “LSEG and HKEX are two of the world’s premier market […]
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US Authorities Fine OCC

The Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission have announced that the Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) will undertake remedial efforts and pay $20 million in penalties to settle charges that it failed to implement policies to manage certain risks. According to the SEC’s and CFTC’s respective orders, Chicago-based OCC failed to establish […]
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HKEX to Launch INR Futures

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) has announced it will launch Indian rupee (INR) currency futures in the fourth quarter of this year. The exchange it plans to introduce two new contracts: the INR vs US Dollar (INR/USD) futures; and the INR vs Renminbi traded in Hong Kong (INR/CNH) futures, adding the INR/CNH Futures contract […]
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Gemini Added to CME Crypto Data

Gemini digital asset exchange data will be included in the CME CF Reference Rates and Real Time Indices for both Bitcoin and Ether from Friday August 30, the exchange has announced. The CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate, is used to settle CME Bitcoin Futures, with cryptocurrency indices provider CF Benchmarks being the Administrator for the […]
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USD/CNH Volumes Surge on SGX Amidst Trade War

Having recorded a new record high trading volume of $7.5 billion notional in its USD/CNH futures on Friday, August 2, SGX saw a 38% increase in volumes as trading resumed on Monday, August 5. The initial surge in trading was precipitated by a tweet from US president, Donald Trump, that his administration plans to impose […]
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LSEG and Refinitiv: Deal of the Century or Disaster Waiting to Happen?

Galen Stops gives his take on the five key questions to be asking following the announcement of LSEG’s proposed acquisition of Refinitiv. The news that London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) is set to acquire Refinitiv in a deal worth $27 billion certainly caused a lot of excitement and intrigue within the financial services industry when […]
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