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Brexit Undermines MiFID Data Foundations

Even after Britain leaves the European Union, financial firms wanting to do business within the EU will need to comply with MIFID II. But removing the UK from EU markets could still derail new European trading and transparency rules. Samuel Wilkes…

Variation Margin Requirements: The New Big Bang

On March 1 this year, a new set of requirements for variation margins on derivatives trades take effect that will affect nearly all market participants across both cleared and non-cleared derivatives. In the run-up to the deadline, John Brazier finds…

Powering Up Your Data Assets

The regulatory impetus to collect more data from a greater number of sources could produce new business insights, but that will require firms to rethink their approaches to data management and automation. Joanna Wright reports from Sibos 2016

Regulators Are Holding All the Cards, But Will They Play Them?

After years of rigorous sell-side regulations, the buy side is experiencing its turn in the spotlight as the eventual implementation of Mifid II approaches, but John thinks the European regulators need to decide on a more clearly defined position.