From the April 01, 2011 issue of Futures Magazine • Subscribe!

New For Traders: Financials

CME established a new clearing membership class which will allow significant cross-margining efficiencies between its IR futures and US Treasury securities.

Factor Advisors launched FactorShares™, a spread ETF that allow sophisticated investors to simultaneously hold both a bull and a bear position in one leveraged ETF.

Russell Investments and Research Affiliates launched a new index series based upon Research Affiliates’ unique Fundamental Index methodology.

NASDAQ OMX will launch a Nordic swap CCP in 2H 2011, in direct competition with LCH.Clearnet’s SwapClear service.

ICE acquired Ballista Securities, an electronic platform for privately negotiating large equity derivatives trades.

Dow Jones Indexes and Brookfield Asset Management Inc. launched the Dow Jones Brookfield Emerging Markets Infrastructure Index.

Nadex announced the expansion of its equity index product line to include US SmallCap 2000 Binaries and Bull Spreads, which settle based on an Expiration Value calculated with reference to the ICE Russell 2000® Index Mini Futures.

LCH.Clearnet launched its SwapClear clearing service for non-bank interest rate swaps (IRS) “buy-side” users in the US on March 8.

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