Anne Plested

Anne Plested

EU 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 EU regulation. Career History More than 20 years' experience of the financial markets in London. Member of the Steering Committee for the FIX Trading Community's MMT (Market Model Typology) initiative. Regular contributor to FTC EMEA Regulatory Sub-Committee. May 2014 appointed by ESMA as an external stakeholder representative o



Wider adoption of MMT encouraged

29 Apr 2020

The Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group (SMSG) recently advised ESMA to promote wider adoption of the Market Model Typology (MMT) post-trade data standards. The SMSG, which facilitates consultation between ESMA, its Board of Supervisors, and stakeholders, is encouraging a wider use of MMT to address MiFIR transparency. The MMT initiative is ...


The evolving global impact of MiFID II

12 Nov 2019

Last week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced an extension of their no-action letter regarding the European Union’s investment research rules. This extension helps both SEC regulated brokers and their European counterparts to the ultimate benefit of EU investors. In Europe, significant industry progress has been made in managin...


Catch 22: The share trading obligation

15 Aug 2019

MiFID II refined the definition of OTC trading for equities, making it more difficult for firms to trade away from recognised trading venues or outside of a systematic internaliser (SI). Introduced in 2018, the so-called share trading obligation (STO) effectively wrapped more regulation and transparency around EU share trading. As a consequence, t...


Time runs out on Swiss equivalence

02 Jul 2019

Over the weekend, the stock market equivalence granted to Switzerland by the European Commission expired. The limited-period equivalence, which was given in December 2017 and extended to 30 June 2019, has run out. Despite Swiss beliefs that all the conditions are still met for recognition by the EU, there was no letup in the EU’s resolve to see thi...