CBOE will acquire the market data services and trading analytics platforms from Livevol, Inc., a leading provider of equity and index options technology and market data services. The deal has been approved by CBOE’s Board of Directors and is expected to close by June 30, 2015. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
DB1 applied to set up a derivatives venue in Singapore, and upon receiving regulatory approval, the exchange should begin operations in 2Q16, Reuters reported.
ENX launched country indices for Germany, Italy and Spain, in addition to the existing indices for Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Lisbon, the Economic Times reported. The new indices are Euronext Germany Index GR, Euronext Italy Index and Euronext Spain Index, and will be in direct competition with Frankfurt’s DAX, Madrid’s IBEX and Milan’s FTSE Mib.
NDAQ: Nasdaq Futures (NFX) real-time market data will be available through the Bloomberg Professional service and the B-PIPE service, after NFX’s official launch in mid-2015.
TMX: CDS Innovations launched the CDS Currency Service, a web-based solution that will enable participants to convert entitlement funds to CAD or USD.
ICE Clear Credit: banks are requesting that ICE Clear Credit reduce margin expenses on single-name credit default swaps, which they expect will result in greater liquidity. Among the topics discussed include a reduction in clearing fees as well, the International Financing Review reported.
CFTC Chairman Timothy Massad stated that the regulator will consider where a reduction of the threshold for determining if an entity is considered a swap dealer under federal rules was appropriate, the International Financing Review reported. According to the report, the threshold will be reduced to $3b from $8b in December 2017.