Five Innovative Strategies for Resilient MiFID II Reporting

Steve Barnes, CTO In our previous blog, we took time to pause, reflect and consider some lessons learned from the compliance processes for MiFID II transaction reporting. In this blog, we take a step further and look at five ways … More


MiFID II Reporting – a year of light and shade

Claire Savage, Chief Operating Officer, AQMetrics Following years of planning and implementation for MiFIR,  it is time to pause and consider the lessons learned from the compliance process and the ongoing considerations in this evolving regulatory environment. The reality of … More


How the new Securitisation Regulation 2017/2402/EU will impact AIFMs and UCITS in 2019.

Regulation (EU) 2017/2402 (Securitisation Regulation) introduces new internal monitoring and reporting challenges for institutional investors. EU AIFMs are already subject to internal monitoring and reporting in relation to securitisation positions under the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive 2011/61/EU (AIFMD). As … More

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Dublin MiFID II Meetup: Time to Prepare and Prioritise

AQMetrics hosted its latest Dublin MiFID II meetup last week, just as the countdown to implementation has turned to the number of weeks and days remaining – rather than months. Co-hosted with Brown Brothers Harriman, the event brought the Dublin … More

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MiFID II Meetup: What to prioritise for the next 100 days

Following the success of our inaugural London MiFID II meetup in July, AQMetrics hosted a second event in late September to work through some of the key issues in advance of the 3 January 2018. The event once again brought … More

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MiFID II: Time to Tackle Transaction Reporting in Detail

By Steve Barnes, VP of Technology, AQMetrics. Following the recent changes to mandatory transaction reporting (TR) being introduced under MiFID II, there are now a number of vital new reporting obligations which the markets must rapidly become familiar with. Yet as was … 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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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