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

New For Traders: Financials

Eris Exchange announced a May 18 launch date for its new electronic trading platform. The platform is powered by Currenex, part of State Street’s eExchange suite of trading technology solutions.

ICE announced it has extended the duration of its agreement to exclusively offer futures and options contracts based on the Russell 2000® Index and Russell 1000® Index, as well as expanded the agreement to cover the exclusive listing of futures and options on Russell's international indexes.

ELX Futures, L.P. announced that it will move forward with launch plans to trade interest-rate products from NYSE Liffe and Eurex using the maker-taker and taker-maker pricing models.

Russell Investments announced the launch of the Russell Global 3000™ Index series of 18 indexes — all sub-components of the comprehensive Russell Global Index.

Creditex, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ICE, expanded its electronic trading capabilities and products for credit default swaps (CDS) for the North American market.

Tokyo Stock Exchange launched trading of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF, the largest and oldest ETF globally by net asset value (NAV).

Chi-X Europe and Russell Investments announced the creation of an alliance to launch a new series of European indices.

RTS Realtime Systems Group announced that it will be providing its global clients with market access to Quote MTF, a next generation, lit trading venue for Pan-European equities.

AmeriTrade TD launched five new diversified AmeriVest ETF portfolios in response to a demand for guidance among retail investors.

Dow Jones Indexes and Credit Suisse announced the launch of the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index.

ETF Securities (ETFS) announced it has cross-listed four of its popular physically-backed precious metal products on the Mexican Stock Exchange, the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV).

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