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December 6, 2012
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  • CEO says Cetip is willing to take on exchange status
    Cetip SA Mercados Organizados' CEO says the clearinghouse will become an exchange if that status is required by regulators to trade derivatives. The development of Cetip's platform for the trading of over-the-counter derivatives is at a "very advanced stage," says Francisco Carlos Gomes, finance chief at Brazil-based Cetip. Reuters (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • SEC to lose 3 more top officials
    Three more top officials of the Securities and Exchange Commission have announced plans to leave the agency. Robert Cook, head of the trading and markets division, and Meredith Cross, director of the corporate finance division, said they plan to return to the private sector at the end of the year. The regulator's general counsel, Mark Cahn, will leave after an undefined "transitional period." AdvisorOne (12/5), The Washington Post (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Eris Exchange to cut margins for rate-swap futures
    Eris Exchange says it will offer interest-rate-swap futures with lower margin requirements. Eris chief Neal Brady said "market participants are discovering compelling value in the familiar regulatory framework and capital-efficient model of futures," noting that the Dodd-Frank Act requires more margin and capital for swaps users than for futures. Bloomberg (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Nasdaq OMX picks SunGard for NLX support
    Trading-technology vendor SunGard will provide post-trade workflows and connectivity for Nasdaq OMX's European derivatives market, NLX. The platform, which will offer trading in interest-rate derivatives, is expected to open for business in the first quarter. The NLX will use SunGard's Stream Derivatives suite. The Trade News (U.K.) (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Opinion: High-frequency trading doesn't hurt small investors
    High-frequency trading does nothing to harm small investors, Andrew Marder writes. A study critical of high-frequency trading by Commodity Futures Trading Commission economist Andrei Kirilenko was based upon a flawed premise and did nothing more than fuel controversy, Marder writes. The Motley Fool (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • China demand drives Standard Chartered's commodities hires
    Demand for energy and copper in China is helping drive Standard Chartered's ongoing addition of commodities staff, Chanyaporn Chanjaroen writes. "China is going to be the strongest driver for our commodity business. We expect consumption of commodities to be going higher. We want to be well-positioned for that," said Arun Murthy of Standard Chartered. Bloomberg (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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