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Zeptonics to revolutionise securities trading

In the Sydney offices of Zeptonics near Circular Quay, books by the Dalai Lama sit alongside those by Isaac Asimov. Like the famed science-fiction writer, Zeptonics’s staff is dreaming of new technology that will revolutionise trading on Wall Street, hoping it is seamlessly adopted by asset managers, brokers and high-frequency traders. Today Zeptonics unveils its […]
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Regulatory changes require local expertise

Tora, the software trading platform, says hedge funds want integrated trading solutions that incorporate risk and compliance amid a backdrop of new investment products and regulatory change. Robert Dykes, Tora’s chief executive, says changes in market structures in Asia means that many asset managers are recognising the need to have their personnel based in the […]
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ASX to offer trading in depository receipts

ASX Group, operator of the 151-year old Australian stock market, plans to offer trading in international shares in an effort to turn the exchange into a vital link in 24-hour global trading. ASX plans to offer depositary receipts in miners Xstrata, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, bank HSBC Holdings and one other stock by July, subject […]
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ASX to liberalise equity option trading from April

ASX Group will allow investors to trade equity options for any date from April 30. “Investment managers can trade an equity option with any expiry date and electable strike price,” says David Stocken, senior manager for institutional sales at the ASX. “There are no International Swaps and Derivatives Association requirements.” About 25 per cent of […]
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ASX pushes for dark pool trading limit

ASX Group wants only orders of $50,000 or above to be able to be funnelled into so-called dark trading pools and wants companies such as Liquidnet to get a license to operate a dark pool. The operator of the Australian Stock Exchange says such recommendations to the Australian Securities and Investment Commission is still being […]
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Steve Grob likens HFT to spoon feeding

Steve Grob likens high frequency trading to being spoon fed a meal in a restaurant. The kitchen has to cook each spoonful of food before it can be served but “insists on getting paid before he gives you more food,” says the director of group strategy at Fidessa. “Love it, hate it, HFT is here […]
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Calastone seeks big slice of managed funds market

Calastone Ltd., the specialist messaging and translation service for managed funds, says it expects to mirror its U.K. market share of 80 per cent in Australia as the $1.3 trillion in superannuation funds seek electronic rather than manual processes. Founded in March 2007, Calastone is a messaging hub that sits in the middle of buyers […]
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ASX technology executive to leave

ASX Group, whose primary and backup trading systems shut down on October 27, says its group executive for technology will depart, but not immediately. Jeff Olsson will leave the ASX in July. He has worked at the company for 15 years. “It was Jeff’s decision to leave,” says an ASX spokesman. Olsson’s departure “is unrelated […]