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Fighting Back?

The mood in the industry this month seems to be one of serious assertiveness. Not only did market participants give a piece of their minds to data vendors at the bi-annual World Financial Information Conference (WFIC) in Athens, early in October, but the EDM Council also saw an uprising of sorts against the proposals surrounding…

NYSE Euronext and DTCC Finalise Joint Venture Agreement to Create New York Portfolio Clearing

NYSE Euronext (NYX) and the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) today announced they have finalised their formal agreement to create their innovative new joint venture, New York Portfolio Clearing (NYPC). A draft application for NYPC to be granted status as a Derivative Clearing Organisation with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and draft amendments…

SwapClear Passes US$1 Trillion in Overnight Index Swap Trades in 11 Weeks Since Launch

LCH.Clearnet Limited’s SwapClear service has surpassed the US$1 trillion market in cleared overnight index swap (OIS) trades in only 11 weeks since OIS clearing was launched. SwapClear is the leading global interest rate swap clearing service. Launched in 1999, it currently clears circa 64% of the global interbank interest rate swap market and, at 30…

ICE Trust Exceeds US$2 Trillion Mark in Cleared CDS Transactions

IntercontinentalExchange (ICE), an operator of regulated global futures exchanges, clearing houses and OTC markets, announced that ICE Trust US (ICE Trust) has surpassed the US$2 trillion mark in notional value cleared for North American credit default swap (CDS) contracts. For the week ending 11 September, ICE Trust cleared US$41 billion in notional, bringing total cleared…

Interactive Data and Goal Offer Global Service to Support Clients Throughout Securities Class Actions Lifecycle

Interactive Data Corporation, a provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, today announced that its Pricing and Reference Data business has formed an alliance with Goal Group Limited, a UK-based global class actions service specialist, to provide a comprehensive, outsourced class actions service designed to support investors and corporations throughout the entire lifecycle…

For Users of Swift Alliance Integrator, Volante Adds Value With Validation and Translation Services

Powering finance with data management innovations, Volante today announced new add ons to Swift’s Alliance Integrator to ease Swift deployment and ensure correct message formatting. The Volante Swift Validation and Translation Services leverage Volante’s proven and comprehensive support of Swift messaging dictionaries and functions to reduce the effort involved in connecting to the Swift network,…

SunGard’s Brokerage and Clearance Solutions Primed for Options Symbology Initiative

SunGard has completed the required remediation and industry testing preparation of its brokerage and clearance solutions for the Option Symbology Initiative (OSI). OSI will help correct the limitations of an outdated symbology and overhaul the existing method of identifying exchange-listed options contracts to improve processing efficiencies and provide the ability to identify a broader range…

DTCC Provides Further Market Transparency on OTC Credit Derivatives

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) today has brought further transparency to the global credit default swaps (CDS) market, worth more than US$31 trillion, by expanding its public release of CDS data maintained in its Trade Information Warehouse to include historical information on those contracts. The warehouse is a comprehensive global repository for the…

Volante Earns 2009 Swift Label For SwiftReady Messaging Data Services

Volante Designer for Swift has once again received early certification for the 2009 gold label in SwiftReady Messaging Data Services (MDS). “As always, Volante Designer stands out as a comprehensive messaging data solution for handling Swift messages of all types,” says Eric Meirlaen, business analyst at Swift. “Its metadata-based architecture enables customers to benefit from…

DTCC Values Additional CDS Contracts in Trade Information Warehouse at US$5.7 Trillion

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) reported today that 216,765 credit default swaps (CDS) contracts valued at approximately US$5.7 trillion in gross notional value were entered into its Trade Information Warehouse (Warehouse) by market participants in the global OTC derivatives market. These trade submissions met in part industry commitments made to the Federal Reserve…