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FCA warns on permissions needed for MiFID II

By Sobia Hamid. Firms who need to change their regulatory permissions as a result of MiFID II, in effect from 3 January 2018, are advised...

ESMA consults on MiFIR trading obligation for derivatives

By Sobia Hamid. The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published today a consultation paper regarding its draft technical standards specifying the trading obligation for derivatives under...

Connectivity platforms report FI deals ahead of MiFID II

By Sobia Hamid. The growth of electronic trading in fixed income is driving connectivity between trading platforms. In 2016, Greenwich Associates estimated electronic trading of...

Just 23% of buy-side firms confident in preparedness for MiFID II

By Flora McFarlane. A new report by block-trading specialist Liquidnet says that MiFID II will drive automation in trading, but firms face many complexities and...

Asset managers ‘not investment firms’ under MiFID II?

By Flora McFarlane & Dan Barnes. Several European investment managers have reportedly claimed that they will not be classified as investment firms under the revised...

ESMA: Confusion over TO/TOTV to be resolved “within weeks”

By Aulia Beg In the coming weeks, the European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA) has said it will provide greater clarity around the definition of Trading...

Regulation : Brokers warned on SI regime missteps : Dan Barnes

Regulators have expressed concern over banks’ plans for operating systematic internalisers (SIs) under the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). Dealers have...

The technology behind price making

Lynn Strongin Dodds canvasses the market to see who is willing to pick up the gauntlet in Europe. If dealers are trading less, they are...

Is portability via indirect clearing under threat?

As sell-side relationships are harder to come by, indirect clearing offers hope for smaller buy-side firms, but without mandated asset segregation many may find...

How to get a better OMS

Electronification of bond trading makes order/execution management systems vital, yet traders feel they are having to push providers to keep pace. Dan Barnes reports. If...