Anne Plested

Anne Plested

Regulation at ION Markets
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Bio I head up the regulation change programme in Europe. Since joining in 2009 I have played a significant role in the establishment of the Fidessa Regulation Team, monitoring and evaluating the regulatory environment and working on the impact analysis of Brexit, MiFID II and other major UK and EU regulation. Career History More than 20 years' experience of the financial markets in London. And a frequent contributor to a number of industry groups discussing Brexit, MiFID II, regulation, best practice, and post-trade data standards.



The EU’s securities markets regulator prioritises flagging of non-price forming trades

09 May 2022

For my latest blog, I reviewed the recent report by ESMA on equity transparency (RTS 1) to uncover what participants need to plan for. Following an earlier consultation, ESMA published its final report on the review of equity transparency (RTS 1) at the end of March. In July 2021, ESMA launched a consultation on a hefty set of changes to support a...


Catching up on events – 40 years of the ISIN

24 Nov 2021

The 1980s brought us the first space shuttle, personal computers, the Internet, and the dismantling of the Berlin Wall. But that’s not all. Did anyone else feel just a hint of nostalgia when the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) announced they were celebrating a 40th anniversary this month? No? Just me then. The ISIN or Internation...


Dark trading restrictions set to remain on the regulators’ watch lists

07 Sep 2021

The UK Treasury’s Wholesale Markets Review consultation paper devotes some attention to access to liquidity. In Europe, the review of MiFID II is progressing and like rules are also in scope. Tracking upcoming regulatory changes in the UK, alongside those proposed in Europe, focuses on the different treatments offered in each jurisdiction for the ...


MiFID II review stores up more compliance costs

20 Aug 2021

As part of the ongoing wider review of MiFID II, ESMA is consulting on the rules around transparency. The consultation focuses on technical issues relating to post-trade data, among other things. In its recommendations, the European regulator revisits the groundworks to adjust the foundations for any future consolidated tape (CT). After the heavy ...