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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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FIX Eyes ESMA Talks, User Participation in MMT

Trading standards body FIX Trading Community plans to boost sell-side participation in developing the Market Model Typology trade reporting tag standard, and to broaden the coverage of the standard to new areas, after absorbing the effort under its auspices...

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 06 Feb 2014

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FIX ‘Adopts’ MMT Post-Trade Data Standards

Standards body FIX Trading Community-the organization formerly known as FIX Protocol Ltd, which governs the development of the FIX Protocol-has adopted the Market Model Typology post-trade reporting initiative as a FIX standard, adding support for MMT...

Inside Market Data | News | Regulation & Standards | 03 Feb 2014

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Keep Calm and Route Order Flow

Talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Our American readers will, of course, only be concerned with one sporting result this weekend: Seattle’s thrashing of Denver in New Jersey last night. For those of us on this side of the Atlantic,...

Sell-Side Technology | Opinion | Regulation & Standards | 03 Feb 2014

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