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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

Hang on a second!

17 July 2014  |  1087 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

MiFID II introduces the requirement to synchronise the business clocks of trading venues and their customers, standardising the recorded time on post-trade data, transaction reporting and, most importantly, order event auditing. Regulators argue that in the event of unusual market activity they will be able to pinpoint the exact moment things tur...

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

EU FTT, next attempt

07 May 2014  |  1009 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

At a meeting of EU finance ministers yesterday the discussion turned to the introduction of the financial transaction tax (FTT) under the enhanced co-operation procedure. While still lacking even the most basic facts, a revised implementation timeline is emerging along the lines of a gradual introduction of the tax, with a first phase in place ...

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

Any port in a storm?

16 April 2014  |  853 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

With the European Parliament’s formal adoption of MiFID II in yesterday’s plenary session, the next fundamental industry overhaul is on the horizon. Away from all the noise around HFT, I’ve been loo...

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

A consolidation of data?

20 March 2014  |  1626 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

So what does MiFID II finally say about the consolidated tape? If you remember the story so far, a number of Consolidated Tape Providers, or CTPs – each authorised to operate the data reporting servic...

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

MiFID II under starter's orders

15 January 2014  |  1390 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

So, the much-anticipated trilogue meeting finally took place yesterday. With negotiators for Parliament and the Council of Ministers under heavy pressure to resolve issues and avoid a threatened retur...

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

All I want for Christmas

20 December 2013  |  2654 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

It seems there’s to be no early MiFID II Christmas present as agreement on the Level 1 text slips into 2014. Publication of the final text is now hotly anticipated to be in January or February next ...

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

Inching closer to the goal

09 October 2013  |  3566 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

ESMA’s work on the single rule book for EU financial markets, set out in its 2014 work programme, shows the bulk of MiFID II/MiFIR deliverables falling into the last quarter. With the Level 1 text s...

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

How are your negotiating skills?

22 August 2013  |  5558 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As well as enjoying the calm remains of the sunshine before the storm of the MiFID II regulatory debate returns in September, it’s time to sharpen up those pencils ready for a new term. Over the next ...

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

MiFID II takes a leap forward

14 June 2013  |  3993 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Hurrah! Looks like the Council of the EU has finally agreed a common approach on MiFID II/MiFIR after 18 months of negotiations. Subject to EU formalities next week, yesterday’s agreement comes just...

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

Double whammy

03 June 2013  |  2143 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The latest published version of MiFIR is narrowing waivers, while widening its impact. Specifically, it has added a double cap limit to the pre-trade transparency reference price waiver. Limitations t...

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