Technology now comprises a big part of today's trading landscape, perhaps most of it. Beyond just automating what used be to manual tasks, technology has encroached well into the "thinking"; parts of a trader's job. The key question for firms is where to draw the line. How much of the human touch should they outsource to machines?
Some major trends in the options market have been the same for a number of years. Flat volumes. Marketplace fragmentation. A bifurcation of liquidity. But at least one noteworthy development is of a more recent vintage: auctions.
Options trading volume fell precipitously in July - see just how much and why, according to the latest Tabb report.
Bats Global Markets expects to spend the remainder of 2016 focused on its U.S. options and global foreign-exchange operations, according to CEO Chris Concannon.
The Chicago Board of Options Exchange has set an April 10 date for the trading of options with a weekly expiration date.
Warburg Pincus is acquiring asset manager Source with eyes for more growth down the road in the ETF market space.
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 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.
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.
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.