GO
Loading...

Specialized Finance

More

  • LONDON, Feb 16- International regulators struggling to rein in the $5 trillion- a-day global foreign exchange market are finally finding some support from asset managers warming to the idea of moving more trading onto exchanges. "We are talking to people who are planning to shift 10-20 percent of their portfolios to some form of exchange-based or cleared...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- A New York judge on Friday rejected Barclays Plc's effort to dismiss state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's lawsuit accusing it of defrauding clients about high-speed trading in its private "dark pool" trading platform. Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich of the State Supreme Court in Manhattan said it was premature to dismiss...

  • *S&P cuts Saudi outlook, Bahrain and Oman ratings. Taken together, S&P's actions were the biggest move by a rating agency in the Gulf since the price of Brent crude plunged below $60 a barrel in December, from $115 last June. It lowered the ratings of the two financially weakest states in the Gulf Cooperation Council by one notch- Bahrain fell to "BBB-/A-3," and Oman to "...

  • *fourth-qtr adj profit $0.64/ shr vs. est $0.66. Feb 6- CBOE Holdings Inc, operator of the largest U.S. stock-options market, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as higher expenses offset a surge in trading volumes. Net income allocated to common stockholders rose to $49.1 million, or 58 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $45.6...

  • UPDATE 1-CBOE profit misses estimates as costs rise Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 8:19 AM ET

    Feb 6- CBOE Holdings Inc, operator of the largest U.S. stock-options market, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as higher expenses offset a surge in trading volumes. Increased volatility has lifted trading volumes since CBOE said in the second quarter it would cut expenses due to weak volumes. Last year, total trading volume for options contracts...

  • Feb 6- Credit rating agency Moody's Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by strong growth in its analytics business and higher debt issuance in the United States. High grade corporate debt offerings in the United States totaled $1.1 trillion in 2014, an increase of 9 percent compared with a year earlier, according to Thomson Reuters...

  • Net income allocated to common stockholders rose to $49.1 million, or 58 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $45.6 million, or 52 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 5- For tailor Peter Papageorge, making the vibrant jackets worn by traders on the floors of exchanges in Chicago and New York used to be the bulk of his business. Papageorge's family founded Peco Inc, based on the southwest side of Chicago, in 1919. The company bills itself as the largest manufacturer of the flashy trading jackets that are as colorful as...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- CME Group Inc will save $10 million per year after it shuts nearly all of its futures pits in New York and Chicago, a spokesman said on Thursday, as the world's biggest futures exchange pushes ahead with cost-cutting measures. While that may be a significant saving in a single step, he said that sum represents only a quarter of the total cost of running...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- CME Group Inc will save $10 million per year in expenses after it shuts nearly all of its open-outcry futures pits in New York and Chicago in early July, a spokesman said on Thursday. That sum represents a quarter of the total cost of running its trading floors, he said, ahead of the release of the Chicago- based exchange's fourth-quarter results later...

  • UPDATE 1-LSE puts Russell Investments up for sale Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 12:55 PM ET

    LONDON, Feb 5- The London Stock Exchange Group said on Thursday it would sell Russell Investments, the asset management arm of the Frank Russell Co business which it acquired for $2.7 billion last year. The exchange beat a number of interested buyers, including the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and a handful of private equity firms, sources told Reuters last...

  • LSE puts Russell Investments up for sale Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 12:28 PM ET

    LONDON, Feb 5- The London Stock Exchange Group said on Thursday it would sell Russell Investment, the asset management arm of the Frank Russell Co which it acquired for $2.7 billion last year. LSE said in a statement on Thursday it was launching a sale process, after already having received a number of expressions of interest in the unit. Reuters reported in January...

  • The London Metal Exchange plans to hold fast as the last bastion of open outcry trading, even after the world's largest futures market operator, CME Group Inc, said it would shut almost all its open-outcry futures pits by July 2. The impact of CME's move will stretch from grain and livestock pits in Chicago to gold and oil trading in New York. "The LME is a much more of a...

  • MOSCOW, Feb 5- The rouble fell and shares declined on Thursday after oil dropped more than $1 per barrel on global markets and Standard& Poor's rating agency cut the ratings of some of Russia's top companies to junk. The downgrade came after S&P cut Russia's sovereign rating to junk last month, bringing it below investment grade for the first time in a decade on...

  • "I believed this would be the eventual outcome, and I never had a doubt," Melamed, chairman emeritus of CME Group, told Reuters on Wednesday. When he was chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, predecessor to the CME Group, Melamed introduced electronic trading to the futures industry in 1992 in the form of a computerized system called Globex.

  • The decision by CME Group Inc ousts traders of products ranging from grain and livestock in Chicago to gold and oil in New York after open-outcry volume dropped to only about 1 percent of total futures trading. "We all knew it was going to end," said Jerry Israelov, who has spent 25 years in CME's open-outcry pits in Chicago, including the last 10 years trading wheat...

  • TIMELINE-Key dates in the history of CME Group Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 8:30 PM ET

    Feb 4- CME Group Inc announced on Wednesday that it would shutter most of its open-outcry trading pits by July 2, bringing an end to the once-raucous tradition of face-to-face price discovery that has been in decline since the rise of computerized trading. Following are key dates in the 167- year history of the exchange, according to the exchange operator:.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 4- CME Group Inc will shutter most of its open-outcry futures pits by July 2, the world's largest futures market operator said on Wednesday, bringing down the curtain on a once-raucous tradition that has been in decline since the rise of computerized trading. The decision ousts traders of products ranging from grain and livestock to gold from...

  • Feb 4- Most open-outcry futures trading pits in Chicago and New York will close by July 2 due to almost all trading having moved to electronic platforms, the CME Group Inc said on Wednesday. Only about 1 percent of total futures volume takes place in the pits where traders shout and use hand signals to conduct business. The S&P 500 futures and options pits will...

  • Big banks face $500bn "bail in" bonds bill - S&P Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 3- The world's 30 biggest banks will have to issue more than $500 billion in bonds to comply with proposed global rules aimed at shielding taxpayers from the risk of future banking failures, credit rating agency Standard& Poor's said on Tuesday. Leaders of the Group of 20 economies have proposed that 30 so-called globally systemic banks such as...