Monthly Archives:
December 2012


Will the ICE NYSE Euronext deal be approved by the regulators?

On the 20th Decemeber, 2012, ICE announced that IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) will buy NYSE Euronext for $33.12 per share in a stock and cash deal.  See the ICE press release here. Apparently the odds of the deal being approved by the … More


Separation of speculative trading activities will increase regulations

French banks have until July 15, 2015 to set up separate self-funded entities for speculative trading activities, with the regulators likely to introduce more intrusive regulations for these new separate entities. By Friday UK lawmakers are expected to back ring … More

Blog, MiFID II

MiFID II. The elephant in the room ….

One of the issues facing your firm today is that MiFID II is a work in progress and is still subject to much change before it is signed off.  However, with a likely implementation date of late 2014 or early … More

Best Execution, Buzz

AQMetrics unveils its Best Execution Surveillance Service

MiFID requires that firms executing orders, or who place orders with other entities for execution when providing the service of portfolio management, or who transmit orders to other entities for execution when providing the service of reception and transmission of … More

Blog, MAD II

Agreement on a general approach to Market Abuse

On  07th December 2012, at a meeting in the Council of the European Union, the European justice ministers approved a general approach on a draft directive to penalise market abuse (MAD II), namely insider trading and market manipulation. The proposed … More