Statistics released by FIA show that trading activity in exchange-traded derivatives markets rose by 13.7% in 2019 to reach a record of 34.47 billion contracts. Futures volume rose 12% to 19.24 billion contracts, while options volume rose 16% to 15.23 billion contracts.
Tradeweb and Cassini have announced an industry-changing alliance. Front office users now have access to Cassini’s pre-trade analytics within Tradeweb's RFQ screens. With increasing cost pressure firms need the best tools pre-trade to achieve a competitive advantage and remain in compliance with regulations.
In this webinar series you wil learn about the benefits of pre-trade analytics, which include:
Tradeweb Markets Inc. (Nasdaq: TW), announced its collaboration with two leading margin optimisation providers, Cassini Systems and OpenGamma, to offer clients a choice of best-of-breed vendor access to life-cycle cost analytics, including initial margin, collateral, clearing fees, brokerage and trading costs.
Job displacement by automation is already sizable on a per capita basis in the US (concentrated on labour intensive manual work) and the rise of an Asian middle class with the rising wages they demand may have set the time bomb ticking for these trends to be repeated in Asia.
The team at Sernova Financial provide a detailed insight into the major challenge of moving the entire OTC market away from LIBOR in a relatively short space of time.
The ISDA AGM generated a wave of content last week which we've assembled into one handy place. Most of the material is focussed on margin for non-cleared products given the changes due in 2019.
Using R5-SHCH Connect domestic banks in China now have access to the London FX market, recognised as the leading centre for global FX trading. The new service is a partnership between London's R5 and the Shanghai Clearing House, announced by UK Chancellor Philip Hammond in December as part of the 9th UK China Economic Dialogue.
Bond yields have been falling since 1982. Many sovereign bonds have ultra-low yields today. Ultra-low yields generate ultra-high liability values since the time value of money does not apply when there is too much debt in the system. Pension schemes that were comfortably funded a few years ago at 5% now have huge deficits.