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MiFID II / MiFIR: summer of standards 2014
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25 Mar
2014

MiFID II / MiFIR: summer of standards 2014

JWG hosted a jam-packed CDMG meeting last week for the first sneak-peek of what MiFID II holds in store for 2016. The big conclusion:  a lot of work still needs to be done to scope out the operational implications of MiFID II / MiFIR and firms will need to coordinate responses quickly once the consultation Read More

28 Feb
2014

Transparency: the new wonder drug?

  • 28th February 2014
  • RegTechFS

JWG analysis. MiFID II and its regulatory cousin, MiFIR, have some lofty ambitions for European securities and derivatives markets.  And one of their most clearly stated goals is to enhance market transparency by bringing about changes to market practices, and potentially even market structures. The problem is that, while transparency may be seen as a Read More

18 Feb
2014

MiFID II: now under starter’s orders

  • 18th February 2014
  • RegTechFS

JWG analysis. The first 700 of 18,000 pages of MiFID II texts have now been published, a little more than a month after the European Commission announced agreement in the trilogue process, but this milestone foreshadows a confused standards landscape that will stretch forward to implementation of the regulations and directives in 2016. For those Read More

22 Aug
2013

Welcome back: Five emails you need to send this quarter

  • 22nd August 2013
  • RegTechFS

If the G20 had given birth to a child at the Pittsburgh Summit, that child would now be off to school.  In other words, we’ve come a long way since the early policy-making stages of the post-crisis political landscape.  As such, EU regulators are eager to get this round of rulemaking over and move onto Read More

31 Jan
2013

HFT: Time to talk about how?

It’s 2013 and we’re still talking about regulating HFT in the absence of data quality and standards conversations. That needs to change. 2012 seemed like the year of regulators taking a prolonged look at computer trading – defining what it might be, its potential effects, why it may be problematic. It is still far from clear that Read More

16 Nov
2012

RRPs: Operational deluge coming soon for FMIs

With the world’s most systemic banks having made it through the first round of invasive living wills in 2012, regulators now have their sights on the Financial Market Infrastructure (FMI). Central Counterparties (CCPs), payments systems and exchanges will have a lot to do in 2013 and could do well to heed some lessons from their Read More