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Richard Bentley
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MiFID II Trade Reporting: The 60 Second Challenge

The introduction of near real-time trade reporting set to be extended beyond equity markets as part of MiFID II will broaden the visibility of trading activity in listed and OTC instruments. But guest columnist Richard Bentley shares exclusively with Traders Magazine just how can market participants bolster post-trade capabilities and prepare for the 2018 deadline?

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Interactive Brokers Group to Cease Options Market Making

Interactive Brokers Group announced that it was getting out of the options market making business.

Nasdaq Targets Options Growth

Nasdaq, whose purchase of International Securities Exchange eight months ago increased its share in U.S. options to about 40%, is working to expand what has been a largely stagnant market over the past few years.

U.S. Listed Options Volumes Hinges on More Market Volatility in 2017

If it is research that drives the equity trading bus, then its volatility that propels options trading. And the hope for 2017 is for sustained levels of volatility, which should goose trading volumes higher, according to Tabb Group.

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CBOE Set to Trade Weeklies

The Chicago Board of Options Exchange has set an April 10 date for the trading of options with a weekly expiration date.

Anatomy of an ETF Challenger

Warburg Pincus is acquiring asset manager Source with eyes for more growth down the road in the ETF market space.

A Bright Future For Swapping Futures

While no one expects swaps futures to take over the OTC swaps market, a movement of 5 percent of the massive OTC swaps volume would be a huge win for futures market.

The Big Data Edge for Hedge Funds

The term "big data" has been around for some time, but questions remain exactly how hedge funds and other buysiders exploit the vast stores of data that has never been available to them in the past, which continue to grow each day.

Game Time

With 17 newly minted swaps execution facilities now live, and looming regulatory deadlines that will push more trading to SEFs, 2014 is expected to be the year the industry redesigned by the Dodd-Frank Act begins to really take shape.

CBOE Bets On Volatility Trading

Leveraging the popularity of its CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), the Chicago Board Options Exchange closed 2013 with a spate of activity that has included introducing several new volatility products and expanding its trading hours to accommodate European trading.