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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Data jigsaw

07 August 2014  |  1790 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Under the European Short Selling Regulation (SSR) uncovered short sales are banned and investment firms are required to track their net short positions and report them to relevant authorities/the public if they breach certain thresholds. Implementing this is already quite a tall order, but things could potentially become even more onerous in ligh...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Please lock the door behind you

25 July 2014  |  2098 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Under MiFID II European regulators introduce new rules around algorithmic trading. Whether it’s algo IDs, enhanced audit trails or business clock synchronisation, none of these items would have been on the agenda if it were not for the rapid innovation in information technology over the past decade. Now ESMA is extending its reach into cyberspac...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Tour de Force

09 July 2014  |  1348 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The current MiFID II consultation is infamously complex, covering 800 pages and 800 questions to be answered in 8 weeks. If that in itself is not enough of a challenge, ESMA invited all market parti...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Oh, for some goal-line technology!

19 June 2014  |  2070 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

With the new technology in place for the World Cup in Brazil, long and unsettled disputes about whether the ball was in or out are a thing of the past. Discussing the scope of MiFID II with some marke...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Staying local in a global world

19 May 2014  |  1550 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

With the continuous increase in regulatory oversight, many market participants raised concerns about extraterritoriality and the risks to cross-border trading early on. Despite the efforts of regulato...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Before you head for the beach

30 April 2014  |  1552 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As the i’s are dotted and the t’s crossed in the MiFID II Level 1 text ahead of its June publication in the EU’s Official Journal, ESMA is already gearing up for Level 2. In order to produce all the ...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Algo identifiers galore

03 April 2014  |  1572 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

With the German algo ID mandatory from 1st April, I was prompted to scan the latest MiFID II texts in this regard. Member states must require exchanges to be able to identify the different algorithms ...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

What role for OTFs?

27 March 2014  |  1244 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Last week the CFTC published another no-action letter with respect to trading swaps on a European MTF. At the heart of the discussion is the question of whether European MTFs can be considered as eq...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Reporting, reporting, and yet more reporting

12 March 2014  |  1529 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

While many European firms are still getting to grips with EMIR trade reporting and the headaches it’s caused, the next reporting challenge is already on the horizon in the form of MiFID/R. It helps t...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Prepare yourself, MiFID II has arrived!

20 February 2014  |  2421 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Yesterday the Council of the European Union published the long-awaited texts for MiFID II and MiFIR as agreed by the Council and the Parliament on 14th January. Whilst the texts are still subject to...

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