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MiFIDII ARMs and Systemic Risk: Time for the Penny to Drop

By Breige Tinnelly, Head of UK Sales, AQMetrics The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is urging firms to make their final decisions about their choice of Approved Reporting Mechanism (ARM) providers soon and with very good reason. The new regulatory reporting … More

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The capture and release of wild data under MiFID II/MiFIR

By Steve Barnes, VP Technology Wild data is roaming about your organisation. The new Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR) will demand you round it up, process it and release it as trade and transaction reports. … More

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What MiFID II means for Investment Firms

On 3 January 2017, the new MiFID II regime will come into force. This wide-ranging piece of legislation covers retail and wholesale investment firms and trading venues and may affect a significant number of the business activities of investment firms … More


Market Abuse Regulation update

The European Parliament voted today to formally endorse the political agreement on a Regulation on insider dealing and market manipulation (i.e. market abuse) to tackle market abuse more effectively, subject to alignment with the final political agreement on MiFID II … More

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Is the MiFID II interoperability stalemate near compromise?

The Irish Presidency has put forward new compromises for MiFID II and its attendant regulation (MiFIR) by inserting text that requires the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) to define ‘liquidity fragmentation’ in a regulatory technical standard that could be … More


MiFID II / EMIR – are we there yet?

It is becoming increasingly unlikely that the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation will be collated into a single piece of legislation. With technical standards in EMIR signed off in February and MiFID II’s progress slowed by the debate on … More

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FIX releases first guidelines for electronic trading in bond markets

Yesterday, FIX Protocol Ltd, announced the first guidelines and best practices for electronic trading in bond markets, as new platforms open in response to changing regulations that will lead to greater automation of bond trading. The FIX guidelines detail how … More

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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