The Start of Another Financial Crisis February 19, 2013It's a deja-vu: the stability of the global markets could soon be under threat due to a looming crisis in the derivatives industry. Celoxica Launches Futures Trading Platform January 04, 2013Based on FPGAs, Celoxica released a low-latency platform for futures traders seeking to capitalize on short-term price disparities on CME/ICE and Liffe/Eurex. After MF Global, Insurance Weighed to Protect Futures Customers December 07, 2012Long-derided as unsuitable for
sophisticated futures markets, insurance is getting a surge of
attention heading into the new year as the industry works to
patch itself up after the stunning collapse of brokerage MF
Global in 2011. HFT Now Jolting U.S. Grain Trade November 20, 2012The U.S. grain industry says high speed computerized traders are disrupting their markets. Futures Industry Debates Solution to Protect Customer Segregated Accounts July 30, 2012A CFTC panel agreed on the urgency of developing a technological solution for verification of funds in customer segregated accounts, but one industry veteran, warned not to wait until everything is perfect. The End of An Era: ICE Closes NY Trading Floor July 27, 2012The exchange, depicted in the popular 1983 film Trading Places, has a history dating back to the New York Cotton Exchange, which was founded in 1870 and later became the Coffee, Sugar and Cocoa Exchange. R.J. O'Brien to Deploy FFastFill's Trade Execution Suite March 13, 2012The futures brokerage will utilize FFast Fill's Trading Pro, SaaS offering, within its European and U.S. operations for futures, options, FX, equities, repos and CFDs. Futures SROs Propose 4 Ways to Protect Customer Seg Accounts March 12, 2012In the wake of MF Global, the first proposal would require FCMs to file daily reports on segregated and secure accounts, enabling regulators to track fluctuations in the amount of customer funds maintained by the firm. Is There a Better Alternative to Central Clearing of Swaps? March 06, 2012OneChicago Exchange offers an established exchange-traded product that could replace some types of swaps — without having to create an entirely new market infrastructure. Futures SROs Review Customer Segregation In Light of MF Global January 18, 2012CME, ICE, NFA and other futtures industry self regulatory organizations formed a committee to review how SROs can strengthen existing safeguards for customer segregated funds. Fixing the Futures Market in the Wake of MF Global January 17, 2012To restore investor faith in the futures market, the CFTC may need to do more than just update the rules that govern the investing of customer cash, says Larry Tabb, founder of Tabb Group. With MF Global Rule, Regs Finally Take One Small Step In Right Direction December 06, 2011In so far as it increases transparency into how funds are handled, it is a positive step -- but regs still have much more to do. Regs Crack The Whip On Wall Street Risk-Taking With New "MF Global" Rule December 05, 2011The rule had been approved months ago but was delayed due to strong opposition from none other than Jon Corzine, the disgraced former CEO of MF Global. Algos Once Again Come Under Fire November 28, 2011Rogue algos have been increasingly scrutinized by regulators and critics since the Flash Crash. NFA to Provide Regulatory Services to GFI's SEF September 28, 2011GFI is contracting with NFA to provide regulatory and surveillance services to its swaps execution facility, as allowed by the CFTC. RTS Acquires First Futures Software in India August 17, 2011Plans to open a data center in Mumbai to offer hosting services and ultra-low latency connectivity for firms trading on multiple Indian exchanges. SEC and CFTC Still Working on Specific Dodd-Frank Rules July 15, 2011Over 50 Commodities Futures Trading Commission rules need to be completed and refined, says CFTC commissioner Bart Chilton. ELX Futures Traded 100K of US Treasury Futures Contracts January 06, 2011The electronic futures exchange establishes a single-day volume record on Wed., Jan. 5th, showing it's on a growth path, says CEO. U.S. Institutions Are Hopeful, But Not Bullish, On 2011 Recovery of Equity Derivatives Volume October 12, 2010Average trading volumes in options declined 20 percent while futures volumes declined 35 percent from mid-year 2009 to mid-year 2010. FIA is Working On Ownership and Control Reporting System October 11, 2010FIA is proposing its own system as a "practical and cost-effective alternative" to OCR system proposed by the CFTC.