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Next MOST Working Group Meeting

The new FIX Trading Community’s MOST (Monitoring, On-boarding and Software Testing) working group created in August will meet on Thursday, 24 October, at 12pm ET/5pm UK.

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FTSE Russell to launch indicative Digital Assets Index

FTSE Russell, the global index, analytics and data provider, in association with DAR Data Services (DAR), have announced their intention to launch a new indicative FTSE Digital Assets Index. The indicative index will be used to evaluate and test a benchmark for the most actively traded digital assets. It will also help assist in the establishment of new industry standards for the digital assets market, in consultation with market participants.

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UnaVista TRADEcho B.V. receives approval from ESMA for EMIR

We are pleased to announce that London Stock Exchange Group has now received all the required regulatory approvals in order to continue to offer both EU MiFID II and EMIR reporting services along with the UK equivalent reporting services. This ensures we can continue to provide transaction and trade reporting services after the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union (Brexit) in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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London Stock Exchange Group Plc Preliminary Results for the Year Ended 31 December 2018

Continued successful execution of strategy driving strong operational and financial performance, and enhanced shareholder returns. Strong growth across core business divisions – Information Services, LCH and Capital Markets. Well positioned as a global financial markets infrastructure provider, operating on an Open Access basis in partnership with customers. Investment and a focus on greater collaboration to drive further growth opportunities and efficiency

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LCH achieves a record year for volumes in 2018

LCH, a leading global clearing house, today announced that 2018 was a record year for volumes across its clearing services at LCH Ltd and LCH SA. Equities, fixed income, and OTC derivatives clearing services all surpassed 2017’s clearing activity. Increased volumes across both clearing houses has been driven by the roll-out of new products, and growth of client clearing.

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LCH SwapAgent completes its first swaption trade

Deutsche Bank and Nomura are counterparties to the first swaptions trades processed through LCH SwapAgent. Trades were brokered by ICAP as interdealer broker. LCH SwapAgent offers standardised infrastructure and efficiencies to the non-cleared derivatives market

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LCH receives licence to clear FX NDFs in Japan

Japanese Financial Services Agency approves LCH Ltd to clear FX Non-Deliverable Forwards for Japanese banks and clients. Builds on existing LCH licence to clear non-Yen OTC interest rate derivatives. Underlines LCH’s continued commitment to the Japanese market

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Japan Exchange Group live with Cinnober’s Clearing and Risk solutions

On February 13, Japan Exchange Group (JPX) successfully launched its new clearing system for exchange traded derivatives, based on Cinnober’s TRADExpress RealTime Clearing, and a CCP Risk solution. The JPX ETD derivatives market is operated by the Osaka Exchange (OSE) and cleared by the Japan Securities Clearing Corporation (JSCC), both part of JPX.

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FCA explores creation of global sandbox

The UK's Financial Conduct Authority is looking into the creation of a global regulatory sandbox, enabling fintech firms to carry out tests in different countries at the same time and helping watchdogs to identify and solve common cross-border problems.

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Linedata forges partnership with London Stock Exchange Group’s UnaVista for MiFID II

Linedata (Euronext Paris: LIN), the global solutions and outsourcing services provider to the investment management and credit finance industries, today announced a partnership with London Stock Exchange Group’s UnaVista for transaction reporting requirements, as part of its ongoing drive to provide clients with market leading solutions compliant with the European Union’s Markets in Financial Directive II (MiFID II).

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