Not risk averseSave the date, the Financial Tournament will be held again this year on May 25th. As usual on the pitch of FC Abcoude, with seven a side teams playing outdoor with indoor rules. But as I’ve checked with Ferry, the “scorpion kick” is allowed. You can register your team here and find last year’s pictures over there.

According to Bennington it will be the tenth edition. Very well possible it’s edition number eleven. Even better. As always, the sponsor of the tournament is Eurex.

The past winners:

  • 2012 – EEX
  • 2011 – IMC
  • 2010 – 323 Trading
  • 2009 – KBC Bank
  • 2008 – Eurex
  • 2007 – Euronext
  • 2006 – Market Wizards
  • 2005 – Fortis
  • 2004 – IMC
  • 2003 – Optiver

Options on Nieuwe Steen Investments

Euronext Liffe decided to introduce options on Nieuwe Steen Investments. A sinking ship in real estate, but a part of the midcap AMX Index. Can’t imagine much volume in these options, but All Options will probably be ready to quote it. Market maker roles will be selected next week, trading will start on April 23.

Better Options relocate to Beursplein 5

More real estate. New tenants for the former trading floor at Beursplein 5 one year ago. Alas, Mijnbroker folded in 2012 and Nyenburgh was bought by Virtu. Lot of office space for rent. There’s good news for Euronext, as arcade shop Better Options will move in – leaving their office on the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal.