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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

El manana is here

16 September 2014  |  647 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 Reforma, promise to align the Spanish market with European peers and improve competitiveness. Spain’s clearing, settlement and registry system overh...

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

Hang on a second!

17 July 2014  |  1365 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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EU FTT, next attempt

07 May 2014  |  1060 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 th...

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

Any port in a storm?

16 April 2014  |  895 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  |  1805 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  |  1421 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  |  2707 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  |  3584 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  |  5578 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  |  4018 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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