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  • Swiss Life joins Eurex Clearing as direct member

    With the recent addition of three customers and two major European banks to its ISA Direct program this summer, Eurex Clearing has made important progress in standing up the direct membership model it first introduced in 2016.

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  • VoLo Foundation uses data to fight climate change

    When David S. Vogel founded Voloridge Investment Management in 2009, he was focused on using his expertise in predictive modeling to identify winning investment strategies. The fund's strategy applied sophisticated mathematical techniques to identify patterns in market data to try to predict which way stocks and futures would move next. His fund has been remarkably successful, attracting several billion dollars in assets under management. But David’s passion for numbers extends far beyond finance and markets.

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  • Greater Chicago Food Depository helps fight hunger and its root causes

    Hunger may sound like a problem only faced by the poorest regions of the world, but nearly 12% of American households do not know where their next meal will come from. Research also shows that hunger affects many kinds of people in the U.S., across all regions and races and age groups. That makes the work of the Greater Chicago Food Depository vital to the communities it serves, and has challenged the food bank to continually evolve since it opened back in 1979.

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  • European exchanges embrace tokenization

    In the field of tokenization, European exchanges are thinking like venture capitalists. To get a better handle on this promising new technology, the exchanges are buying equity stakes in young companies with expertise in tokenization and helping them develop new products and services.

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  • Futures industry cricket tournament raises funds for medical research

    Fresh from the England cricket team’s world cup victory, fans of the game got another fix in July when organisations from across the futures industry took part in a full-day, six-a-side cricket tournament to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Braving record-breaking temperatures in the City of London, teams from Euronext, Intertrader, Interxion, INTL FCStone, KRM22 and the London Metal Exchange competed in the third annual David Setters Trophy where, after a round-robin tournament, Interxion and Euronext faced each other in a closely contested final. Interxion went on to be crowned the winners.

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  • People News - July/August 2019

    Appointments, promotions and other people news in the derivatives industry

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  • European Commission equivalence moves raise market access concerns

    Recent moves by the European Commission, including the repeal of some existing equivalency decisions and a communication stating the re-evaluation of its approach to markets outside the European Union, have some concerned about the future of U.K. access as the chance of a "no deal" Brexit on Oct. 31 seems increasingly likely.

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  • Corvil deal to bring increased transparency, data to Pico clients

    Pico, a provider of data center infrastructure, exchange connectivity and cloud technology, is set to acquire Corvil, a provider of network performance real-time analytics, in a deal that will provide clients with greater visibility into their managed trading environment.

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  • Tradeweb shows commitment to community service

    It's been a big year for Tradeweb Markets. The electronic trading platform officially became a public company after a very successful initial public offering, and average daily volume at Tradeweb topped $665 billion in April to notch the second-highest total on record. Change and growth is always a constant in financial markets. But after more than 20 years in operation, Tradeweb is the same old company in one important way: Its longstanding commitment to charitable giving and community service.

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  • 2019 shaping up to be a big year for Chinese equity index futures

    CFFEX is running far ahead of the previous year thanks to re-normalization

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