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Automated Trader Update: Block chain, block interest, block trading...

First Published 1st June 2017

Barclays Capital enables block interest posting, SIX survey finds block trading growth, Russian Quantum Center develops first quantum blockchain, VIX manipulation evidence found, Bloomberg authorised for Europe trade repository, Eurex Zurich permitted to trade by direct access from the US, LSEG acquires The Yield Book and Citi Fixed Income Indices, SWIFT expands FX Performance Insights, Iress and ITG partner for TCA. Euronext, DAHU, NEX, and SIX announce executive changes.

Barclays Capital launched an algorithmic trading feature in the US that allows users to post block interest in Barclays DirectEx block ATS.

A survey from SIX Swiss Exchange concluded that block trading remains a growth area, despite uncertainty around forthcoming regulations.

Russian Quantum Center said it has developed the first quantum blockchain.

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Industry news

An academic paper by two researchers at the University of Texas unveiled evidence of manipulation of VIX settlement prices.

ESMA authorised Bloomberg to operate a trade repository in Europe.

CFTC authorised Eurex Zurich to trade by direct access from the United States.

LSEG is to acquire The Yield Book and Citi Fixed Income Indices.

Products and Services

SWIFT expanded its FX Performance Insights offering.

Iress and ITG partnered to speed up trading costs analysis.

Cordium expanded its US broker-dealer services.

Axioma delivered market risk solutions for Mirova and Natixis Asset Management.

People in the news

SocGen's Alain Courbebaisse joined Euronext as CIO.

Michael Grecoff left Cinnober to found start-up DAHU Technologies.

NEX Group appointed Samantha Wren as CFO.

SIX Group CEO Urs Ruegsegger is to handover operational responsibility at the end of 2017.