Mifid II

March 2017: Somebody’s Watching You

The raft of upcoming regulations has the industry focused on compliance. But to demonstrate compliance, you first need visibility and good data management.

Bracing for a RegTech Boom

With an unenviable raft of new regulation imminently coming into force, market participants anticipate a flurry of adoption of compliance-related technology, which is expected to prove lucrative for RegTech providers. Joanna Wright and Max Bowie talk to…

Brexit Undermines MiFID Data Foundations

Even after Britain leaves the European Union, financial firms wanting to do business within the EU will need to comply with MIFID II. But removing the UK from EU markets could still derail new European trading and transparency rules. Samuel Wilkes…

Will OTFs End OTC Markets?

Aggelos explains that both the European Commission and the European Securities and Markets Authority have been explicit in their communication when it comes to derivatives trading in general and transparency around OTC products in particular, in the run…

The Technology Impacts of Mifid II (Part 2)

In the first article of this three-part series, Richard Bentley looked at the implications of Mifid II for banks’ and brokers’ technology stacks to support their electronic order flow, with specific focus on pre-trade workflows. He now turns his focus to…

The Technology Impacts of Mifid II (Part 1)

Mifid II, set to come into force at the start of January 2018, will have far-reaching consequences for large numbers of European market participants, not only from an operational perspective, but also, significantly, in terms of their technology stacks…