ASX appointed Mr Dominic Stevens as its Managing Director and CEO. Stevens has close to 30 years’ experience in financial markets. He was CEO of Challenger and held senior positions at Bankers Trust Australia. Stevens has served on the ASX Board since 2013.
ASX: Trading Technologies (TT) launched its new trading platform in the Australian Liquidity Centre (ALC).
BATS plans to launch the Bats Auction Mechanism (BAM), new functionality that provides price improvement opportunities for orders sent to its EDGX Options Exchange.
HKEx: Government supported proposals that would give the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) more influence in the listing process. The proposal aims at clarifying the policy making process, where SFC and HKEx would have a single platform to discuss listing policies at an earlier stage. Reported by South China Morning Post.
HKEx securities and derivatives markets was closed due to the issuance of Typhoon Signal No. 8.
LSE: Casablanca Stock Exchange (CSE) has gone live with Millennium Exchange platform for equities and fixed income trading and Millennium Surveillance to monitor trading.
IEX appointed new Directors, including former NYSE CEO and former SEC Chairman William Donaldson.
JPX BoD approved the repurchase of up to 10 million shares. During the last days JPX acquired 338,000 shares for JPY490m
ICAP: the former head of US treasuries at Tradeweb, Nicole Shumpert joined the company as head of BrokerTec Direct.
Tel Aviv SE privatization was postponed to Knesset’s winter session after Knesset Finance Committee Chairman, Moshe Gafni, didn’t put the bill on the panel’s agenda; according to Haaretz.
EquiLend acquired Automated Equity Finance Markets (AQS), including its securities lending technology systems from PDQ Enterprises, operator of PDQ ATS. AQS will be rebranded to EquiLend Clearing Services.
SCOTEX: web portal CommonSpace reported that the Scottish Government would welcome plans to launch an independent Scottish stock exchange.
SEBI will this month unveil stricter regulations for warehouses used by commodity exchanges.
CFTC should abandon controversial plans to oversee HFTs until after a new administration is chosen, according to former CFTC commissioner, Bart Chilton. Reported by Bloomberg.