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Steve GrobFidessa - London

Why you’ll never be ready for MiFID II

12 September 2017  |  4150 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I attended an excellent conference last week that brought together senior executives from the buy-side, the sell-side, venues and technology firms to debate and make sense of our industry. Naturally much of the conversation revolved around the new conditional dark pool venues, periodic auctions and Systematic Internalisers that are emerging. A num...

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Steve GrobFidessa - London

So that's nice and clear...

31 August 2017  |  4948 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

According to a few reports I read this week we should all be thankful to the European Commission for clearing up the "loophole" that existed in the current Systematic Internaliser regime. Well that's a relief – except for two small points – first they haven't and second they seem to have missed the whole point. A commission official has ...

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Steve GrobFidessa - London

Relocation, Relocation, Relocation

14 June 2017  |  5493 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Almost every day another story appears in the ongoing tug-of-war between Europe and the UK over euro clearing. And, of course, the story is given extra poignancy when viewed through the varifocal lens...

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Steve Grob
Steve GrobFidessa - London

MiFID II - the best thing that ever happened?

08 June 2017  |  8514 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

So, if you're planning to attend any kind seminar on what you need to do for MiFID II over the next few months, forget it and go to the movies instead. You're simply too late and whatever plans you ha...

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Steve Grob
Steve GrobFidessa - London

Be careful what you wish for

26 April 2017  |  5180 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Those of us who remember the good old days will recall the industry debate as to how much dark liquidity was really in existence. In one corner were the exchanges who, through FESE, claimed that the a...

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Steve Grob
Steve GrobFidessa - London

Thomas in Blockland

22 February 2017  |  5020 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Thomas the crossing network wasn't happy. For years he had enjoyed helping his friends buy and sell things amongst themselves. Sometimes he would even step in directly and agree to buy or sell somethi...

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Steve Grob
Steve GrobFidessa - London

Mince pies and MiFID

03 January 2017  |  3578 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I spent the holidays diligently researching the best brand of mince pies in order to settle a pre-Christmas debate here at the office. Naturally my criteria included a number of factors including (but...

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Steve Grob
Steve GrobFidessa - London

I'm afraid of Americans

16 November 2016  |  3946 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It’s always cool when two different things come together to make you think. That’s exactly what happened on my commute this morning as I listened to David Bowie’s much-underrated album, Earthling. Jus...

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Steve Grob
Steve GrobFidessa - London

Anyone for MiFID 3?

12 October 2016  |  4296 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I was chatting with some the Reg folks in the office yesterday and the spectre of MiFID 3 came up. Before you all jump off the window ledge there is no official notion of this yet, but when will the r...

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Steve Grob
Steve GrobFidessa - London

Blockchain is the answer but not in the way you think

27 September 2016  |  4459 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Barely a week goes by without yet another announcement heralding a new blockchain initiative in capital markets. It almost seems that if you are the CIO of a major financial institution and you don’t ...

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