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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

What I did not do

19 September 2014  |  1328 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

When I got into work this morning, I decided not to return a missed call, not to review a document, not to read a report, not to ask some colleagues for advice, not to fill in my timesheet for last month, not to think about further job training and, most importantly, not to join an internal weekly meeting which was covering a topic not relevant t...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

True intentions

11 September 2014  |  1060 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

With the advances made in automated trading in recent years, regulators are having to work pretty hard to catch up with the markets. ESMA currently has two documents out for consultation on the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) and has announced a public hearing on October 8th. In parallel, last week saw the publication of the CME’s Rule 575 on dis...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Wanted: Home for OTC trading

04 September 2014  |  1376 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

With MiFID II’s stated aim to push OTC trading (where appropriate) onto regulated platforms European market structure is undergoing considerable upheaval. As the first round of Level 2 consultation ha...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Data jigsaw

07 August 2014  |  1916 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 publ...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Please lock the door behind you

25 July 2014  |  2192 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 o...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Tour de Force

09 July 2014  |  1383 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  |  2111 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  |  1568 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  |  1599 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  |  1600 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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