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CME struggles to find path to CDS clearing

September 29, 2010

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange has struggled to establish itself in credit default swap clearing against stiff opposition. However, it sees plenty of opportunities, starting with the launch of new trading platforms and the growth of business and partnerships overseas. Writer Geraldine Lambe

Collateral damage

September 29, 2010

There is broad consensus that moving over-the-counter derivatives to central clearing will reduce individual and systemic risks, but this is not a panacea. Writer Philip Alexander

A coming of age

July 28, 2010

Enjoying Israel's new status as a developed market, the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange is pushing to attract high-tech listings, planning to renew its IT system and playing its part in Israeli-Palestinian relations. Writer Michelle Price

Will MIFID II deal a decisive blow to Europe's exchanges?

July 28, 2010

The European Commission's MiFID review should enhance the competitive environment in Europe in a manner that will deal a second, more decisive blow to Europe's exchanges. But the latter are not going down without a fight. Writer Michelle Price


Clearing and settlement remains a barrier to Australian competition

May 28, 2010

The much-anticipated competition in Australia's cash equities markets is finally taking hold, but hopeful new entrants may yet be stymied by the challenges presented by the clearing and settlement infrastructure. Writer Elton Cane

Egyptian stock market shows strong growth

May 5, 2010

With the Egyptian stock exchange on a high, the EGX chairman, Maged Shakey, explains what is behind its new-found energy. Writer Daniel Maalo

Ready to roar

May 5, 2010

Despite its relatively low level of activity, the potential of Beirut Stock Exchange is causing both local and foreign investors to take notice. Writer Daniel Maalo

Prime brokerage returns to life

May 5, 2010

Alex Ehrlich, the global head of prime brokerage at Morgan Stanley

The client-base, funding model and counter-party trust upon which the prime brokerage business grew so successful was badly damaged by the crisis. Almost 18 months on, however, the industry is regrouping. Writer Michelle Price


Tokyo advances in global trading race

March 31, 2010

After five years plagued by setbacks, the Tokyo Stock Exchange has raised its game with the launch of its Arrowhead trading system in January. The exchange's next goal is to successfully accommodate the increased flow of alternative trading in order to cement its position as a rival to the more established centres in the US and Europe. Writer Charles Smith


Let the battle begin

March 31, 2010

The question of how to stay ahead when it comes to trading in foreign exchange boils down to one question: how deep are your pockets? The revolution in e-commerce - combined with an increasingly demanding client base and the rigours of potential new regulation - means that banks will have to work harder than ever before to maintain market share. Writer Charlie Corbett

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