10 December 2016

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Michael WilkinsFidessa - London

That's your limit!

13 hours ago  |  1563 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

As is so often the case with some of the lengthy documents that make up the Shakespearean drama that is the MiFID II implementation, the devil is in the detail. The technical standards on position limits for commodity derivatives are a good example. Right at the very end, just before President Juncker's imprimatur, is a little tidbit suggesting th...

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Michael WilkinsFidessa - London

A calmer approach to position limits

28 November 2016  |  2566 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

As we edge ever-closer to MiFID II implementation, the position limits debate is once again underway in Europe. Under the new rules the UK regulator is required to impose position limits on all commodity derivatives listed on UK trading venues. In its Consultation Paper the FCA states: “The aim of the new regime governing commodity derivatives trad...

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21 November 2016  |  2321 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

With stricter regulations, capital constraints and technology costs impacting the sell side, large brokers are rationing their services and this trend is being felt on equity trading desks. Brokers

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Tayloe Draughon
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Algo Development and Ethics

21 November 2016  |  2466 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

At the forefront of Regulation AT has been a discussion on CFTC access to source code. That issue has been fought with strong opinions on both side of the argument. Regardless of any regulations, what...

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Steve GrobFidessa - London

I'm afraid of Americans

16 November 2016  |  3191 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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Anne Plested
Anne PlestedFidessa - London

ESMA sets a date for SI compliance

08 November 2016  |  2278 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Intended to promote practical convergence and common supervisory approaches and practices, like EMIR and MAR before them, the MiFID II Q&A is fast becoming a favourite on my browser. In its recent...

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Tayloe Draughon
Tayloe DraughonDraughon.us - Chicago

CFTC’s Issuance of Foreign Boards of Trade Permits

01 November 2016  |  2350 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The CFTC announced on October 31st, 2016 that they issued Orders of Registration to the following Foreign Boards of Trade (FBOT): Eurex CME Europe Limited ICE Futures Europe The London Metal Exch...

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Ivy Schmerken
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Smart New Rules for Smarter Order Routing?

25 October 2016  |  5352 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Disclosure is the rage in financial markets regulation and the latest set of proposals relate to order handling rules. Regulators are seeking to boost transparency into the order routing practices of ...

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Christian Voigt
Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Weighing up best-ex and best innovation

21 October 2016  |  5597 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Competition amongst exchanges was a defining theme in MiFID I, but when it comes to best execution and trading venue fee structures, MiFID II might reverse some of that. MiFID II acknowledges that exc...

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Riaz Mohammed
Riaz MohammedSoftware AG - London

Fintechs and Banks: Breaking Barriers

14 October 2016  |  5900 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Breaking the Barriers Between Fintechs and Banks Start-ups such as fintech companies are uncovering innovative ways to provide better and cheaper services to customers. The fintech revolution is begi...

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