October 17, 2016

Eva Szalay, FX-Week

The change in risk perceptions since January 2015 has led to a heightened focus on risk management and a desire on the part of prime brokers to have as much control over the infrastructure as possible, including the use of tools that allow them to monitor clients and ensure they stay within their allocated limits at all times.


30 June 2016 – The financial crisis of 2008 and ensuing waves of regulation have led to significant changes in the global Repo market. Traditionally an inter-dealer market, this key lending tool has become one of the biggest casualties of the Basel III capital rules. According to the latest International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) survey, the volume of Repos and reverse Repos outstanding in the European market shrank in size by 21% between June 2007 and December 2015.


London, 28 June 2016 – Traiana, the leading provider of pre-trade risk and post-trade processing solutions, has seen a threefold growth in allocation volumes via its Harmony Equity Swaps service as clients embrace the post-trade efficiencies it provides in a period of regulatory change. The platform achieved growth of 185% between May 2015 and May 2016, following strong growth of 144% over the same period the prior year.


New York/London, 8 June 2016 – Traiana, the leading provider of pre-trade risk and post-trade processing solutions, announces today that it has gone live with Barclays and UBS on its Harmony CCP Connect for Equities platform. These new banks will further enhance the netting benefits already seen by the market through automated central clearing of OTC equity trades.


LONDON, 16 May, 2016 – ICAP plc (IAP.L), a leading markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services, is delighted to announce that following the completion of the proposed transaction by ICAP to sell its global hybrid voice broking and information business to Tullett Prebon, ICAP plc will be re-named NEX Group plc. As part of the transaction agreement, the ICAP brand will be transferred to Tullett Prebon.

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