Friday, 29 August 2014
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Dec 3 2009 | 1:42pm ET
More than a year after announcing its plans to create a combined clearinghouse and exchange for credit default swaps, the CME Group and its partners at Citadel Investment Group may actually be poised to clear its first trades.
The CME is in talks with the top over-the-counter credit derivative dealers and could announce an agreement with some of them as soon as today. And if a deal is struck, CDS could begin clearing on the CMDX by Dec. 15, the deadline set by the CME.
Among the firms in talks with CMDX are Barclays Capital, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, UBS and Credit Suisse, the Financial Times reports.
In September, CMDX gave up its plans to launch an electronic-trading platform engineered by Citadel as part of the clearinghouse, and brought in partners to incentivize potential customers. Among the new stakeholders were hedge funds BlueMountain Capital Management and D.E. Shaw & Co.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...