Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Wind of Change Disperses Cloud Data Doubts

Banks are warming to the benefits of cloud computing for market and enterprise data storage and resource-intensive calculation and testing requirements. But, as Joanne Faulkner discovers, there are still challenges that must be overcome before cloud can…

Trax Gets FCA ARM Nod, Awaits Test Details

MarketAxess’ Trax unit has received FCA approval to test transaction reporting capabilities under MiFID II, but is waiting for details of what the tests will involve.

The Road to Regtech 3.0

With regional banking authorities supporting fintech accelerator events, the "regtech" movement is gathering steam.

Dark Pool Caps: Lighting Up the Darkness

Restrictions on the use of dark-pool trading waivers come into force as part of MiFID II but some in the industry believe the rules will do more harm than good.

Broker Commissions: The Great Unbundling Bungle

Handling sell-side research and commissions has typically been a mundane and relatively simple function for investment managers. But regulatory authorities in Europe are about to turn the process upside down with a little-known but potentially impactful…