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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

ESMA stops short of a no-action letter

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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 regulatory adjustments in a flexible and agile manner”. Neither national authorities nor ESMA have any tool like the ‘no-action letter’ employed in the US....

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

Change is the only constant

19 March 2015  |  1403 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 hard dollar one by January 2017. Despite calls for more clarity and the recent publication of the FCA discussion paper on the regime, opinion remains d...

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Stuck between a rock and a hard place

20 November 2014  |  2211 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  |  1776 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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Algorithmes de type francais

16 October 2014  |  1625 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  |  1082 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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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

Hang on a second!

17 July 2014  |  1539 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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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

EU FTT, next attempt

07 May 2014  |  1229 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  |  984 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  |  1902 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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