A joint meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee and the Board of Governors was held in the offices of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. and continued on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.
Bloomberg continues to build on its role as a leading data and technology provider for fixed income professionals, announcing a significant uptick in the use of its Bid/Offer List Trading application (BOLT on the Bloomberg Professional service) among buy side and sell side participants trading U.S. Dollar and Canadian Dollar-denominated corporate bonds.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission today approved the creation of LabCFTC, a new initiative aimed at promoting responsible FinTech innovation to improve the quality, resiliency, and competitiveness of the markets the CFTC oversees. Located in New York LabCFTC will also look to accelerate CFTC engagement with FinTech and RegTech solutions that may enable the CFTC to carry out its mission responsibilities more effectively and efficiently.
Remarks of Acting Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo before the International Swaps and Derivatives Association 32nd Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal: Changing Swaps Trading Liquidity, Market Fragmentation and Regulatory Comity in Post-Reform Global Swaps Markets
Tradovate LLC, an online brokerage firm for active, self-directed futures traders, andCollective2 (C2), the online platform that connects investors with trade leaders, announced May 10 that Tradovate has now integrated C2 into its offering, providing the first commission-free brokerage access to C2 futures trading systems.
Bats, a CBOE Holdings Inc. company, and an operator of stock exchanges in the United States, announced today that it is proposing to adopt a new, competitively priced alternative to the primary market closing auctions that take place at the end of the U.S. equities trading day, subject to regulatory approval.
On May 3, 2017, Eurex, Europe’s largest derivatives exchange and part of Deutsche Börse Group, introduced futures on six iSTOXX Europe Factor Indices. The launch marks a major milestone, as for the first time European Factor Futures are listed with a tradeable order book on an exchange.