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February 6, 2013
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  Regulatory Roundup 
  • Lawyer: Republican tax plan would sacrifice ETN benefit
    A tax-code change proposed by Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., would remove one of the major factors that drive investors into the $17 billion market for exchange-traded notes, says lawyer Daniel Crowley, formerly of the Investment Company Institute. Bloomberg (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Industry Developments 
  • Japanese bourse eyes international partnership
    Japan Exchange Group is open to an international deal, CEO Atsushi Saito says. "Expansion into clearing is a great trend. JPX will look to capitalize and offer trading through clearing and settlement, and develop our service," Saito said. "We can collaborate or assist with our Asian friends on interest-rate-swaps clearing, although each government will look to establish one [clearinghouse] themselves at first." The company hopes to attract interest from CME Group, Deutsche Boerse, BM&FBovespa or Korea Exchange, he said. Bloomberg (2/5), Financial Times (tiered subscription model) (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Electronic Trading News 
  • Complex trading orders get help from electronic tools
    The International Securities Exchange was picked to support MEB Options' Spread Crawler, which scans data from six U.S. options exchanges and notifies users when their particular order can be fulfilled. Such complex orders now make up 40% of ISE's volume, officials say. Futures Industry (1/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Commodities and Managed Futures 
  • Analysis: Fewer second chances for big commodities managers
    Many managers say they're finding it harder to launch new hedge fund ventures in the commodities space. "Commodities strategies do not seem particularly in demand with hedge fund investors in 2013," says Anurag Bhardwaj of Barclays. The poor performance of the commodities market in recent years means money is moving elsewhere, leaving hedge fund managers to fight over the shrinking pie, Barani Krishnan writes. Reuters (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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