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The Futures Industry Association recently released its 2015 Annual Survey on Global Derivatives Volume. SmartBrief chatted with Will Acworth, Senior Vice President of Publications, Data and Research at FIA, to learn more about the survey and the trends it uncovered.

What are the key findings of FIA’s 2015 Annual Survey on Global Derivatives Volume?

The big trend that we saw last year was a jump in the trading volume on Asian exchanges.[…] Continue Reading »

For the astute listener, second- and third-order effects were the golden nuggets of information that could be gleaned from the presentation of CME Group Chief Economist Blu Putnam this week at the 41st Annual International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton, Fla. Putnam’s high-level perspective on the 2016 outlook for the global economy was overall strong, but he noted differentiators in the data, which could be of concern going forward.[…] Continue Reading »

Nasdaq Futures has garnered support across all energy sectors since launching last July. In all, 7 million-plus contracts have been traded on the market, offering futures and options across key energy benchmarks. Volume growth and open interest has remained consistently above 20%.

Open interest has reached 700,000 contracts, again underscoring consistent support from market participants, including both hedgers and traders.[…] Continue Reading »

For years, real-time margin calculations were a pipe dream for risk managers. However, a new partnership is working to show risk managers that the dream is now a reality. Broadridge Financial Solutions and The Technancial Company are combining TTC’s JANUS Margin Engine with Broadridge’s post-trade management solution to create a new post-trade offering for options and futures.[…] Continue Reading »

Though the title of the panel was “Preventing Future Shocks,” the participants in the Wednesday session at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos spent most of the time looking back at the last financial crisis and analyzing its aftershocks.

Martin Sorrell, the chief executive officer WPP, Plc. says the mentality of consumers has been slow to recover from the shock of the financial crisis.[…] Continue Reading »