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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 »

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 »

Object Trading and G.H. Financials have announced G.H. Financials’ inclusion as a conformed broker on Object Trading’s managed DMA platform. The move will allow market participants to readily trade on the ASX 24 with minimal onboarding thanks to the use of G.H. Financials’ infrastructure for execution, clearing, and risk management. This inclusion expands G.H. Financials’ value to buy-side market participants, according to the companies.[…] Continue Reading »

CME Group’s latest marketing effort focuses on the global energy, financial and agricultural markets, highlighting how the exchange group empowers customers in these industries with the capabilities to effectively manage risk and maximize opportunities.

One of CME Group’s recent successes is in the cocoa futures market. Since launching its euro-denominated cocoa contract three weeks ago, CME Group has traded more than triple what Intercontinental Exchange has transacted.[…] Continue Reading »