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James Rundle: The Third Time’s the Charm

Talk about a third iteration of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive may be slightly premature, but it’s more than background noise at the moment. Given the weight of regulatory reform under way, James asks if the industry can take more wholesale...

Waters | Opinion | Regulation & Standards | 27 Mar 2013

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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

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2012: A Year of Opinions

Highlights from Waters' opinion pieces over the past year.

Waters | Opinion | High Frequency Trading | 26 Dec 2012

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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