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Only Half-Way There in Markets Reform, Says Esma Chair

Speaking at an event organized by the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) today in London, Steven Maijoor, chairman of the European Securities and Market Authorities, says that although ESMA is near to fulfilling the Group-of-20 commitments...

Sell-Side Technology | News | Compliance | 07 May 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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EU Regulators Emphasize Cyber Risk in Joint Report

The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (JCESA) has said that the risk to financial market institutions from cyber attack is grave, and warns that firms must be prepared to consider the resources allocated to this area.

Sell-Side Technology | News | Risk Management | 04 Apr 2014

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CFTC Opens Discussions on Standard Structure for Global UTI

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has begun speaking to other regulators about the possibility of creating a standard structure for a global unique transaction identifier

Inside Reference Data | News | Regulation & Standards | 26 Mar 2014

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Come for the Pizza, Stay for the Foreign-Exchange Derivatives

CME Europe leads this week's coverage on Sell-Side Technology.

Sell-Side Technology | Opinion | Exchanges | 17 Mar 2014

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Esma Examines HFT, CSDs in Risk Report

The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) has released its first report on trends, risks, and vulnerabilities for 2014, choosing to focus, in part, on the effects of high-frequency trading (HFT) and the potential systemic risks posed by central...

Sell-Side Technology | News | Risk Management | 14 Mar 2014

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Trade Identifier Tangle

Unique trade identifiers have quickly emerged as the most complicated element of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation’s trade reporting requirements, which came into effect on February 12. Nicholas Hamilton finds out why using the new identifier...

Inside Reference Data | Feature | Regulation & Standards | 05 Mar 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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UTIs, Pre-LEIs Are Top Concerns as EMIR Reporting Begins

Industry participants are worried about confusion surrounding unique trade identifiers and a shortfall in pre-legal entity identifier registrations, as trade reporting requirements come into force for derivatives trades in the European Union

Inside Reference Data | News | Regulation & Standards | 11 Feb 2014

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Europe Takes First Steps Toward Electronic Derivatives Trading

With provisional agreement on the Mifid II text by European political authorities, electronic execution of derivatives is set to spread over the Atlantic Ocean in the near future. In terms of equivalence, interoperability, and mutual recognition, how...

Waters | Feature | Regulation & Standards | 07 Feb 2014

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