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  • Reg Report Card

    On June 8 FIA Europe published a review of the cumulative effect of European derivatives reform, setting out the core issues and offering potential solutions to encourage further debate.

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  • Direct Market Access

    TradingScreen and Object Trading announced a partnership in June that will allow TradingScreen’s clients to leverage the direct market access platform operated by Object Trading.

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  • Leap Second

    The FIA Market Technology Division played a key role in helping the industry prepare for the leap second event on June 30, gathering information from exchanges around the world and providing guidance to members and the markets as a whole.

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  • CCP Risk Managment

    The Australian Securities Exchange has selected Nasdaq’s Sentinel Risk Manager solution to manage real-time risk across its two clearinghouses.

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  • Commodity Markets

    FIA Europe joined several other trade associations representing financial institutions and commodity firms in sending a letter to the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Securities and Markets Authority raising concerns about several aspects of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II that could “severely affect” commodity markets.

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  • Limiting Speculation

    The Autorité des Marchés Financiers, the French regulator, in July implemented position limits for agricultural commodity derivatives.

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  • Exchange Competition

    A district court in the Netherlands has issued a verdict in a case involving competition between two European exchanges competing in the equity derivatives markets.

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  • Red October

    U.S. regulatory agencies issued a joint report in July on their analysis of an extraordinary wave of trading in the Treasury market on Oct. 15.

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  • New Data Center

    Nasdaq is moving its primary data center in Scandinavia to a new location just outside Stockholm.

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  • Global Derivatives Reform

    On July 24 the Financial Stability Board, the international body that coordinates financial sector reforms under the authority of the Group of 20 nations, published its ninth progress report on the global implementation of derivatives market reforms.

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