When was the last time a significant exchange merger came to fruition? Over the past year, all we’ve seen is the dissolution or outright rejection of prominent merger plans by regulatory bodies. The Australian government effectively denied a proposal to merge the Australian Securities Exchange and Singapore Exchange. Plans for the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) to unite with the London Stock Exchange (LSE) were scuttled when nationalistic feeling seemingly dissuaded the necessary two-thirds of voters from approving the deal. The most noteworthy by far – the highly anticipated cross-Atlantic “super-merger” between the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Deutsche Börse – reached its own end when European regulators raised significant objections to the merged entity’s likely stranglehold on derivatives market share in Europe.
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Russ Chrusciel, product manager – derivatives trading, SunGard Valdi In the past few months, it’s clear that the trend of mega-exchange formation is already underway. Combinations include the London Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange, Singapore SGX’s bid for Australia’s ASX, BATS Global Markets’ merger with Chi-X Europe, and last but certainly most controversial – [...]