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Ivy SchmerkenFlexTrade Systems - Great Neck

Seeking Clarity on MiFID II Inducement Trading Rules

15 January 2018  |  1406 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

With MIFID II’s rules on inducements now a reality, buy-side firms are paying close attention to the costs associated with their front-office trading platforms and analytics. The EU regulation, which took effect on Jan. 3, could draw scrutiny to execution services and tools that are sponsored by brokers, such as order management and execution manag...

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Umesh PatelRevista Systems - London

Not a lot of people know that

21 December 2017  |  6587 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Not a lot of people know that Commonly attributed to Sir Michael Caine, what a lot of people don't know is that it was actually said by someone else. “Not a lot of people know that” With MiFiD II just around the corner, inexplicably the phrase, ‘Not a lot of people know that’ came to mind. Commonly attributed to Sir Michael Caine, what a lot of peo...

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Christian Voigt
Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Pieces coming together

20 December 2017  |  6607 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Derivatives market participants have been rightfully concerned about the potentially adverse impact of MiFID II on global trading. However, the US and EU authorities have taken significant steps in re...

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Paul Watmough
Paul WatmoughMDX Technology - London

MiFID II, the gift that keeps on giving

08 December 2017  |  7998 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Hopefully for those of us in financial services MiFID II is now pretty much part of the furniture, and whilst it is causing turmoil and deep discomfort, the reality, is that it is here to stay and the...

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Christian Voigt
Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Full steam ahead

07 December 2017  |  3725 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Yesterday ESMA published the long outstanding reference data for equities and bonds. Captains of the industry might worry little about abbreviations such as LIS, SMS, ADT, AVT or ADNT. But the engine...

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Umesh Patel
Umesh PatelRevista Systems - London

Thinking strategically, what do we do with all this data?

05 December 2017  |  3834 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 3

Back in the 1700’s Benjamin Franklin famously once said – ‘A place for everything and everything it’s place’, fast forward to 2017 and the increasingly regulated world that we live in today, this stat...

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Ivy Schmerken
Ivy SchmerkenFlexTrade Systems - Great Neck

Is Market Structure Tied Up in Knots?

01 December 2017  |  4979 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

With a new head of trading and markets at the SEC, there is optimism that some of the complex market structure issues – such as make-taker incentives and sky-high market data costs — will be looked at...

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Jeffrey Anderson
Jeffrey AndersonFidessa - Chicago

Clarity through the DEA tiers

20 November 2017  |  2164 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

An ESMA Q&A published this week provides some further guidance regarding the authorization of sub-delegated DEA providers, but it still leaves room for uncertainty. The Q&A draws a distinctio...

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Umesh Patel
Umesh PatelRevista Systems - London

MiFID II, DAY II: Enforcement, Mitigation, Systems, Productivity

10 November 2017  |  3843 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

If Day 1 is January 3 then Day 2 is any time after that. Implementing systems day 2 may be prove to be a smarter way to invest in compliance and productivity. European market regulators will go-liv...

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Christian Voigt
Christian VoigtFidessa - London

MiFID II quick fixes

10 November 2017  |  5296 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In its consultation for changing RTS 1, published yesterday, ESMA suggests that the tick size regime should also be extended to Systematic Internalisers. I don’t want to discuss whether it is a sensi...

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