ASIC consults on financial requirements for issuing retail OTC derivatives

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ASIC has released a consultation paper to seek feedback on the financial requirements for issuers of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, such as contracts for difference or margin foreign exchange, to retail investors. As the market for retail OTC derivatives in Australia is growing, ASIC has reviewed the financial requirements of issuers of these products. This is […]

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CMC Markets and optionsXpress Australia partner for CFDs and share trading

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Superior education offering combined with cutting edge trading platform provides innovative investment solution CMC Markets and optionsXpress Australia, a leading online derivatives trading firm, today announced a new partnership for CFDs and share trading that is set to transform the education and broking experience for investors. The partnership includes the entire optionsXpress Australia family: HUBB […]

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Lonsec releases 2010 Australian and Global Long/Short Sector Reviews

Lonsec has released its 2010 Sector Reviews covering Australian and global long/short funds. Twelve Australian equity long/short funds were reviewed, with three attaining Lonsec’s highest rating of “Highly Recommended” – the Aviva Investors High Growth Shares Trust, Aviva Investors Long Short Equity Fund and the ING Extended Alpha Australian Share Fund. Of the global long/short […]

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Pre-open pricing on the ASX

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Managing an orderly market and ensuring that share prices are not able to be manipulated by participants seeking an unfair advantage over others are important functions of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The arrangements for the opening and closing of markets are particularly important in this regard. Among other things, closing prices can determine margin […]

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