Tag: SEF

SEF Volumes Likely to Ramp Up in Early 2014

Javelin SEF is the first swaps execution facility (SEF) operator to submit a list of potential instruments that the electronic trading platform would like to “make available to trade” to the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Bloomberg’s Silla Brush reported on October 19. Greenwich Associates’ Kevin McPartland, who is quoted in the story, offers…

CFTC Heats Up SEF Approvals

I’ve spent far more time today updating The SEF Scorecard than I originally intended. Little did I know that HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are twin works of Satan, but more on that later. Bloomberg started the summer as the first SEF operator to receive temporary registration from the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission…

SEFs & OTFs: Siblings or Distant Relations?

SEF Scorecard: You Don’t Know the Players Without It

SEFs Pending HFT Pains

Okay, this post’s title is a little misleading. I doubt that any trader would to apply the standard high-frequency trading strategy, which constantly pennies orders throughout the day but does not leave any open positions at the end of the day, when it comes to over-the-counter (OTC) swaps trading. What has garnered my attention is…