|Exchange Invest is a little earlier this morning and may miss some London open stories, as I am en route to Jordan for the ICA Conference where I will be speaking Saturday, mostly on topics pertaining to fintech, the future of finance and more!
In Today’s Exchange Invest
LCH to offer clearing services for non CCP products – great idea but their technological prowess may be a drawback. Meanwhile LME under fire from at least one major member while HKEx profits sink. Euronext open the day announcing a fascinating “win win (and thrice “win”- this time for customers)” cooperation with Algomi in corporate bonds.
And there’s more, happy scrolling:
As I said above, I will be speaking Saturday at the ICA Conference in Ishtar, Jordan by the Dead Sea.
The MOEX Annual Forum will visit New York Tuesday November 15th and London Tuesday December 6th. Join the event free via Exchange Invest here.
For those interested in MIFID, the biggest forum of the past decade in Germany is back November 17th when I look forward to chairing a session at the 10th Anniversary MIFID Conference. A sell-out audience of 300+ from around Germany and further afield is expected.
Anybody not booked for Burgenstock yet? You can still Claim your discount code via Exchange Invest: (see banner on left- and use this discount code “YOUNG15” to get 15% off the delegate fee). Crossfire kicks things into gear on the AM of 15th with cocktails the evening before. As always, “the right crowd and no crowding” is the mantra of the modern ICDA events borrowed from the heyday of Brooklands.
Meanwhile in Bigworld, news emerges that yields in government securities in Azerbaijan’ have fallen below 19% on the Baku SE. Ladies & Gentlemen, where will the malign hand of QE land next?
HKEX Q3 Net Profit Slumps 33% On Lower Trading Volumes
LCH To Launch LCH SwapAgent, A Centralised Service For The Non-Cleared Derivatives Market
Major Swap Dealers Back LCH Service As Costs Rise
PLY: Interesting and logical idea for an advanced technological service provider. Only flaw is this is LCH so technology is not the strongest point. Phillip Stafford describes the concept well in his FT article.
Euronext & Algomi To Launch New Trading Facility To Improve Liquidity In Pan-European Corporate Bond Trading
PLY: Super deal and a potential “win win” for Algomi and Euronext.
Major Floats Adjusted Under New ASX Minimum Listing Rules
ASX Tightens Listing Requirements
ASX Tones Down Tightened Listing Rules
The Australian Financial Review
PLY: so not as tight as once suggested but a straitjacket nonetheless for the development of the Australian economy. That is a lost opportunity as ASX continues to scrabble to remain within its comfort zone as opposed to delivering a progressive marketplace. (Elsewhere I see Alex Frino of CMCRC has a report out discussing the potential for mid cap IPO fundraising ex-US).
Red Kite’s Farmer Says LME Risks Damage From HFT & Rising Fees
PLY: LME has been under pressure in a metals week where the members – admittedly not overly prone to ever praising anything at the exchange – appear to have been very volubly critical by their own high standards.
TMX Group Introduces Four Letter Trading Symbols
The Globe & Mail
PLY: I think the Queen’s English may be showing a trans Atlantic division here insofar as four letter trading symbols as a headline inspired titters pertaining to swearing in London upon publication of this release…
First Derivatives Charts Sales Growth In Smart Metering
Newry (Northern Ireland) financial software firm First Derivatives is aiming to boost future sales by adapting its technology to new uses.
Stock Connects Can Act As Perfect Hedge Against Yuan’s Fall
South China Morning Post
PLY: But can they overturn the 33% profit decline?
Urbana Corporation NAV per Share At New All-Time High Above $4