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European Firms Grapple with Algo-Tagging Rules

Although the flagging and tagging of algorithms is only currently required in Germany, under the German HFT Act, it is slowly making its way into Pan-European...

Waters | Feature | Regulation & Standards | 30 May 2014

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Under Attack: Is Real-Time Data Safe from Hackers?

With recent data breaches such as US retailer Target falling victim to point-of-sale customer data theft and AOL email passwords being compromised grabbing the headlines, it's easy to understand why consumers are paranoid about data privacy. With the...

Inside Market Data | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 09 May 2014

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European Parliament Adopts CSD Reg

The European Parliament has agreed a range of rules designed to govern the operation of central securities depositories (CSDs) and settlement cycles in the continent's financial markets, known as CSD Reg in industry shorthand.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Clearing & Settlement | 17 Apr 2014

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EU Introduces First Rule on HFT

The European Parliament and the European Council last night reached agreement on updated rules for the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II), introducing the EU’s first rules on algorithmic trading.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Compliance | 16 Apr 2014

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EC to Clarify FX Reporting Rule Under EMIR

The European Commission (EC) has launched a public consultation in an attempt to clarify and harmonize the definition and reporting of derivatives contracts falling under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

Buy-Side Technology | News | Compliance | 15 Apr 2014

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ESMA Calls for Clarifications on Derivatives Definition

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has asked the European Commission to provide a clear definition of a derivative or derivative contracts falling under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

Buy-Side Technology | News | Regulation & Standards | 17 Feb 2014

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CFTC Issues No-Action Relief for European MTFs

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the European Commission (EC) have jointly announced that certain European entities will be exempt from US rules regarding derivatives reform for now, although a long-term picture is still uncertain....

Sell-Side Technology | News | Regulation & Standards | 13 Feb 2014

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EU OKs MiFID 2; ESMA Wades into Details

After more than three years of negotiations, the European Union last week struck a long-awaited agreement on its review of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive that mandates trading venues to make pre- and post- trade data available on a “reasonable...

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 17 Jan 2014

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Three Years On, Europe Agrees Mifid II

A raft of new laws regarding the operation of securities markets in Europe is a step closer to becoming a reality, after European authorities clinched a deal regarding the review of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid), known as Mifid...

Sell-Side Technology | News | Regulation & Standards | 15 Jan 2014

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2013 Review: EU Consolidated Tape Encounters Hurdles to Implemenation

Progress continued on the long uphill road toward the introduction of a pan-European consolidated tape, but suffered a setback this year after regulatory uncertainty over MiFID 2 led to the dismantling of industry-led group The COBA Project, which was...

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 23 Dec 2013

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