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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

And the MiFID II award for early guidance goes to...

20 January 2016  |  2137 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

Amidst the on-going rumblings about delays to MiFID II, and the budget and planning uncertainty this has created, it’s good to see that market participants continue to press on with implementation. MiFID II includes many new obligations for venues and, for investment firms, knowing what the exchanges will do fills a significant piece of the puzzle...

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

MiFID II choice cuts

08 October 2015  |  2057 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The overhaul of transaction reporting under MiFID II continues unabated in the latest ESMA drafts, with new obligations and data changes still being introduced. Aimed at improving the quality of data for market abuse investigation, ESMA has introduced a new requirement for transaction reports to be made available to regulators in a common XML temp...

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Doesn’t ESMA time fly!

06 October 2015  |  1673 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Looking at the latest changes regarding accuracy of business clocks, now reincarnated as RTS 25, I noticed a number of interesting points in the text. Most importantly, the absence of the usual claus...

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

All together now

01 September 2015  |  2546 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

A common approach will be key to minimising the fallout of MiFID II implementation, particularly around the extra data required for record keeping and transaction reporting and for algo identification...

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

MiFID II data disaggregation - be careful what you wish for!

28 May 2015  |  4754 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

Under MiFID II pre- and post-trade data is required to be made available in an unbundled fashion – ultimately the regulator is aiming to drive down data costs. So where trading venues sell their pre- ...

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

ESMA stops short of a no-action letter

30 March 2015  |  2993 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

Having taken several years to get through the review of MiFID, it was interesting to hear from ESMA chair Steven Maijoor last week that there is an appetite to “explore the mechanisms to address regul...

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

Change is the only constant

19 March 2015  |  1969 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The unbundling of payment for research is a top concern for the industry. There seems to be general acceptance that, one way or another, Europe is set on the soft dollar research market becoming a har...

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

Stuck between a rock and a hard place

20 November 2014  |  2609 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 ...

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

Turning down the heat on dealing commission

14 November 2014  |  2175 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...

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

Algorithmes de type francais

16 October 2014  |  2026 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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