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December 12, 2013
10:01 EDTICEIntercontinentalExchange sees Liffe operations fully integrated by end 2014
IntercontinentalExchange provided an update in relation to the transition of Liffe Administration and Management Limited to ICE Futures Europe. The combination of the two London-based exchanges will create a European multi-asset class exchange, offering derivatives contracts on U.S. and European interest rates, single stock and index derivatives, emissions, energy and agricultural commodities. Upon the successful separation of the Liffe and Euronext businesses, which is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2014, ICE will begin to transition Liffe contracts to the ICE trading platform and to the ICE Futures Europe exchange, starting with agricultural commodity contracts in the summer of 2014. Liffe equity derivatives contracts, including indices and single stock futures and options, and interest rates contracts are expected to transition in the third and fourth quarters, respectively. It is anticipated that the Liffe operations will be fully integrated by the end of 2014. ICE plans to retain the UK data centre, located in Basildon, Essex and matching engines for Liffe markets will continue to operate from this site.
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April 16, 2014
07:41 EDTICEICE owner purchases Algo Technologies, Bloomberg says
The new owner of IntercontinentalExchange has been exploring matching engine software and purchased Algo Technologies in response to that, according to Bloomberg, citing two people familiar with the matter. The sources said that Algo Technologies is a firm that claims to have the industryís quickest matching engine. Reference Link
April 15, 2014
07:28 EDTICESEC officials weighing curbs on trading fees, WSJ says
SEC officials, including some commissioners, are considering a trial program to curb "maker-taker" fee plans that are a major source of revenue for exchanges and some high-frequency trading firms, according to The Wall Street Journal. Fund managers, including BlackRock (BLK), are concerned about the negative effects of maker-taker, the report added. IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) CEO Jeffrey Sprecher, along with representatives from T. Rowe Price (TROW) and from RBC Capital (RY), recently held a series of private meetings with SEC Chairman Mary Jo White to push for its elimination, according to the report, citing people familiar with the matter. Like IntercontinentalExchange, which owns the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq (NDAQ) is a publicly-traded exchange operator. Reference Link
April 14, 2014
12:01 EDTICEIntercontinentalExchange sets new daily record for ICE NYH RBOB futures
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April 10, 2014
13:43 EDTICEFidelity to pitch new lost cost trading venue to large asset managers, WSJ says
Fidelity is working on a new trading venue, dubbed "Sakura," that it hopes will be a collaboration among big mutual-fund firms to reduce costs and streamline trading and will be an improvement over other "dark pools," reported The Wall Street Journal, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The report said Fidelity is in the initial planning stages and has just started pitching the idea to other large asset managers. Publicly traded fund managers include BlackRock (BLK), Franklin Resources (BEN) and T. Rowe Price (TROW), while Investment Technology Group (ITG) currently operates dark pools that facilitate block trading among large institutions. Exchange operators Nasdaq (NDAQ) and Intercontinentalexchange's (ICE) NYSE have previously testified to legislators that too much trading occurs in dark pools, hurting investors. Reference Link
April 7, 2014
06:58 EDTICEDark markets could cause more harm than high-frequency trading, Reuters says
After a book by financial author Michael Lewis sparked worries that high-speed traders have been rigging the U.S. stock market, former regulators and academics say a more serious threat to investors could be the increasing amount of trading that happens outside of exchanges, reported Reuters. Top internalizers include units of KCG Holdings (KCG), Citadel, UBS (UBS), and Citigroup (C). Dark pool operators include Credit Suisse (CS) and Morgan Stanley (MS). In an attempt to earn back some of the retail orders, exchanges such as IntercontinentalExchange Group's (ICE) New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq (NDAQ), and BATS Global Markets, have allowed brokerages to place dark pool-style orders on their platforms, with the trade hidden until after it is executed. Reference Link
April 5, 2014
20:24 EDTICEIEX may look for exchange status sooner than planned, Reuters says
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