Jeffrey Sprecher, who built the second-largest U.S. futures market, will likely focus on reducing costs after acquiring NYSE Euronext even if that means separating the 220-year-old New York Stock Exchange.
CBOE Holdings Inc. plans to launch an electronic options contract based on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index that analysts say may overtake volume in the 28-year- old flagship gauge traded on the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
Martin Abbott has been a fashion journalist, advertising salesman, pub manager, security guard and coal miner. The chief executive officer of the London Metal Exchange, the biggest metals market, may soon be a dealmaker.
Bats Global Markets Inc., founded by a high-frequency trader and nurtured by the world’s top securities firms into the third-largest U.S. stock exchange operator, will seek more than $100 million for its owners today.
CME Group Inc. has made a bid for the London Metal Exchange as the world’s largest metals futures market plans a meeting next week to consider offers, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
Trading in shares of NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Boerse AG was halted after Bernecker Boersenbrief, an investor newsletter in Germany, said merger talks between the companies are “apparently” at an advanced stage, without saying where it got the information.
IntercontinentalExchange Inc., the 12-year-old energy and commodity futures bourse, agreed to acquire NYSE Euronext for cash and stock worth $8.2 billion, moving to take control of the world’s biggest equities market.