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Regulation Drives 25% Increase In Avox Entity Validation

The counterparty data vendor says the number of entities it has validated in the past 12 months has increased by a quarter to 1,053,085, as firms seek to comply with new data-intensive regulatory initiatives

Inside Reference Data | News | Data Management | 05 Mar 2013

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FSA: Regulator Reshuffle Will Increase Focus on MiFID's Data Implications

The implementation of market data-related aspects of the European Commission's MiFID 2 review of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive in UK firms will be overseen by a new UK-based financial regulatory agency with specific responsibility for...

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 21 Feb 2013


2012: A Year of Opinions

Highlights from Waters' opinion pieces over the past year.

Waters | Opinion | High Frequency Trading | 26 Dec 2012


NYSE, Chi-X Data Vets Lay Out Plans for EU Consolidated Tape

Proposals would set up an independent body to administer data capture and licensing, and commercial policies for European pre- and post-trade tapes.

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 27 Nov 2012


Nordic Markets' Robot Wars

While the rest of Europe continues to suffer from the ongoing financial crisis, the Nordic markets have been a relative safe haven, benefiting from technological savvy to enjoy steady growth. By Steve Dew-Jones

Waters | Feature | Trading Technologies and Strategies | 29 Oct 2012


High-Frequency Trading: Handle with Care

Steve Dew-Jones unearths disquiet among market participants, following the European Parliament’s unanimous vote in favor of European Commission proposals to restrict the practice of high-frequency trading.

Waters | Feature | High Frequency Trading | 29 Oct 2012


SEF Nuances Provide Challenges for Liquidity Aggregation

While liquidity aggregation as a practice is nothing new for market participants, the specific character of Swap Execution Facilities (SEFs) and their diversified offerings will lead to new ways of thinking for sell-side firms, research from GreySpark...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Clearing & Settlement | 09 Oct 2012


Insights Into Prices

During an Inside Reference Data webcast on September 11, 2012 about prices and valuations, industry experts explained the changes they are making to achieve new levels of transparency and how industry developments are impacting them, writes Nicholas Hamilton...

Inside Reference Data | Feature | Pricing & Valuations | 08 Oct 2012


Irish Wealth Manager Davy Implements SunGard's Protegent

SunGard says that Davy, an Irish financial services firm, will implement its Protegent Market Abuse solution, to provide surveillance across equity and bond trading operations.

Buy-Side Technology | News | Buy-Side Implementations | 10 Sep 2012


The Center Ground: CCPs Could Shift—Not Eliminate—Systemic Risk

On July 4, 2012, the Council of the European Union adopted a regulation that will see standardized derivatives contracts in Europe cleared through central counterparties. Designed to reduce systemic risk in the over-the-counter derivatives markets, how...

Waters | Feature | Clearing & Settlement | 01 Aug 2012

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Tackling Teething Troubles: Examining the Current State of the OTC Derivatives Market

The over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market is in the midst of a global regulatory restructure. Authorities in Europe, Asia and the US are currently...


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