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Stuck between a rock and a hard place

20 November 2014  |  2159 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

First proposed way back in 2011, work has been ongoing to narrow down the details of a common financial transaction tax (FTT) to be introduced across Europe. Back in May this year, all but one of the 11 member states keen to push ahead had agreed that by the end of 2014 it should all be worked out and the new tax phased in by the end of 2015. But ...

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

Turning down the heat on dealing commission

14 November 2014  |  1714 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As the FT reported earlier this week, ESMA is set to step back from imposing a much contested overhaul of dealing commission. The scrutiny of commissions has been a major concern for the buy-side, in particular ESMA’s proposals to classify all but the most generally available investment research as a non-monetary benefit. This effectively implies ...

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Algorithmes de type francais

16 October 2014  |  1552 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

Just as we’re all getting used to the idea of having to flag algos on an EU-wide basis under MiFID II by 2017, the French regulator recently published further guidance under the French banking bill t...

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El manana is here

16 September 2014  |  1039 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Last week I was in the beautiful city of Madrid, where besides analysing the impact of upcoming MiFID II regulation, I’ve been catching up on the Spanish Market Reforms. The upcoming changes, aka La R...

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Hang on a second!

17 July 2014  |  1517 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 import...

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EU FTT, next attempt

07 May 2014  |  1208 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...

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Any port in a storm?

16 April 2014  |  969 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 look...

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

A consolidation of data?

20 March 2014  |  1884 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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MiFID II under starter's orders

15 January 2014  |  1500 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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All I want for Christmas

20 December 2013  |  2787 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 y...

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