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CFTC Issues Proposed Rule on Cross-Border Margin

29 June 2015

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) today voted unanimously to propose a rule that would apply the Commission’s margin requirements for uncleared swaps in the context of cross-border transactions (Proposed Rule). The Proposed Rule would apply to Commission-registered swap dealers and major swap participants that are not subject to the margin requirements of other prudential regulators, such as the Federal Reserve Board, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (collectively, covered swap entities). The comment period ends 60 days after the publication in the Federal Register.

SEC Announces Cherry-Picking Charges Against Investment Manager

29 June 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against a Wisconsin-based investment advisory firm and its owner accused of improperly allocating to his personal and business accounts certain options trades that appreciated in value during the course of a trading day while allocating to his clients other trades that depreciated in value.

Complexity of US Options Markets is Challenging Liquidity Discovery, According to New TABB Research

29 June 2015

With US options market structure becoming more complex, options traders are facing four major challenges in their search for liquidity: the expanding number of exchanges, a diverse set of market models, an expanding array of options and accelerating trading velocity.

More Financial Advisors Using ETFs than Ever Before, According to New Advisor Intelligence Tool from Broadridge and Cogent Reports

29 June 2015

More than three-quarters of financial advisors are using ETFs in their investment strategies. This is the highest number in history, according to Advisor Intelligence.

Nasdaq Launches Index Calculation System for Marketplaces

29 June 2015

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today the launch of the Nasdaq Index Calculation System, a standalone solution that provides marketplaces with a highly flexible index calculation platform to compute multi-asset, multi-currency indexes. The system enables exchanges to operate and administer index calculations in-house, which gives them the flexibility to define and create unique products while maintaining operational control and controlling IP ownership over the marketplaces' indexes. In addition, Singapore Exchange (SGX) will utilize the technology to enhance their index services offering.

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