VIX options set new daily volume record

September 26, 2017 12:36 PM
Exchange Shorts
LSE: LCH to star trading CDS options on 10-Oct., according to FOW.
 
BYMA and CNV are working on initiatives to facilitate short selling and securities lending, according to Bloomberg.
 
BYMA is developing a market for standardized securities lending. CNV may implement an uptick rule for short selling triggered after a security falls more than 5%.
 
ENX: FastMatch launched an FX tape to improve post-trade transparency in FX markets and allow market participants to monetize their trading data.
 
ASX is on track for a December announcement about whether it will replace CHESS with a distributed ledger-based system.
 
Irish SE is looking to partner with another exchange operator, according to The Irish Times.
 
CBOE set a record VIX options volume of 2.61 million contracts on Monday.
 
CBOE: Bats Europe reported that more than €10 billion has executed on Bats LIS, its block trading platform powered by BIDS technology, since its launch 10 months ago. Bats LIS attracted more than 100 buy-side firms.
 
LSE: CurveGlobal traded 1.5 million lots since its launch a year ago.
 
SGX set a record 108,000 contracts traded in SGX INR/USD futures on Friday.
 
LSE purchased 41,000 shares at 3,819 per share. LSE has 3.83 million shares held in treasury.
 
BGCP announced that Shawn McLoughlin is being appointed CEO of BGC Financial for the Americas region. McLoughlin has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry.
 
SEC Chairman belatedly learned in August 2017 of the hack of the EDGAR database, three months after being confirmed.
 
CFTC is exploring blockchain technology to more efficiently collect and manage market data, according to The WSJ.
 
SEBI will allow mutual funds and portfolio management services (PMS) to participate in the commodity derivatives market.
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