In the Press
SuperDerivatives is recognised as a world-leader in the derivatives marketplace, and as such is often called upon to provide informed comment for respected publications across the globe. A selection of recent articles can be browsed below.
Instant Bloomberg not going to fade away yet
According to Zohar Hod, global head of sales and support, SuperDerivatives has since signed up almost 25,000 users, many of them – especially in weaker European economies such as Spain – switching to its $1,500-a-year service for cost reasons.
SuperDerivatives scoops three coveted industry awards for market data
For the fourth year SuperDerivatives was voted as the ‘Best Data Provider for Derivatives’, beating off competition from Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and Markit. The company also took home multiple awards for its real-time market data platform, DGX, launched at the end of 2012. The success of DGX was acknowledged with awards for ‘Best New Data Product’ and ‘Best Real-Time Market Data Initiative’.
Credit Europe Bank Selects SuperD
Netherlands-based Credit Europe Bank has selected SDX, SuperDerivatives’ real-time cross-asset front office system, in order to enhance its structured products offering in FX and equities.
Gilliat Financial Deploys SuperDerivatives DGX Terminal
Gilliat Financial Solutions, a subsidiary of London-based private bank Arbuthnot Banking Group has rolled out the cloud-based DGX market data terminal platform from over-the-counter pricing and risk management software provider SuperDerivatives, to support the design and distribution of structured products to retail and institutional investors.
Market relief as CFTC approves final Sef rules
"All eyes are now on the trading platforms that have been waiting in the wings to become registered Sefs. Many have been claiming they were ready for months, and they now control their own fate. Of course, not all the 20-plus Sefs will survive – ultimately, technology, volumes, liquidity and connectivity will decide the outcome over the next 12–18 months. However, there are still questions as to whether there will be technology aggregators of liquidity and whether all Sefs will register, or whether it will be similar to the situation we had with equity electronic communication networks, when dark pools became popular," says Zohar Hod, global head of sales at SuperDerivatives in New York.
David Collins comments in The Financial Times on the Bloomberg scandal
“The entire trading ecosystem is built on privacy,” said David Collins, an executive at SuperDerivatives, which sells hedging and risk management software. “The minute someone has access to information that hints at your thinking patterns, you might as well be showing them your hand at the poker table.”
Zohar Hod comments in Forex Magnates
According to Zohar Hod of SuperDerivatives, FX derivatives remain in demand as hedging instruments due to the crucial role they play in facilitating cross-border trade and providing stability to businesses.
Credit Europe Bank Deploys SuperDerivatives SDX for Equities and FX Pricing
Netherlands-based investment bank Credit Europe Bank has rolled out derivatives pricing and risk management software vendor SuperDerivatives' SDX multi-asset pricing platform to support the bank's equities and foreign exchange structured products pricing functions.
Zohar Hod comments in FX Week on uncertainty in the regulatory space
According to Zohar Hod, global head of sales at SuperDerivatives in New York, the BIS figures reflect the trend seen in the market last year. The technology vendor continues to see high demand for derivatives instruments, and the level of activity has recovered since 2008 as confidence in such instruments rebounds. "Uncertainty in the regulatory space remains the real bugbear for both the buy and sell side, which have yet to get a clear steer on the costs of using these instruments to manage risk going forward. OTC derivatives remain an essential and integral part of risk management for institutions across the board, but, as expected, this uncertainty has had an impact on overall volumes," he says.
Volumes drift ahead of OTC derivatives reform deadlines
"Overall notional CDS amounts continued to slip as a result of stricter bank risk limits, rising concerns over the US fiscal cliff and sovereign credit downgrades," said Zohar Hod, global head of sales at US risk management and market data services firm SuperDerivatives.