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European Parliament Adopts CSD Reg

The European Parliament has agreed a range of rules designed to govern the operation of central securities depositories (CSDs) and settlement cycles in...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Clearing & Settlement | 17 Apr 2014


SEC's Berman: The Data Disputes HFT Narrative

The US Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC’s) office of analytics and research has run extensive studies in the past year on cancellation rates and other market activities related to high-frequency trading (HFT). Citing the results, Gregg Berman,...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | High Frequency Trading | 16 Apr 2014


EU Introduces First Rule on HFT

The European Parliament and the European Council last night reached agreement on updated rules for the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II), introducing the EU’s first rules on algorithmic trading.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Compliance | 16 Apr 2014


For Fatca Compliance, Banks Work to Create Internal Data Hubs

At a conference hosted by Waters' sibling publication OpRisk, panelists discussed the technological pain points that surround compliance with new Fatca guidelines. The key hurdle is clear: integrating disparate systems in order to more efficiently share...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Regulation & Standards | 04 Apr 2014


Grappling With Quality

Avox's general manager Mark Davies explores why poor data quality is still an issue for firms when trying to understand their counterparty exposure, and outlines three steps they can take to improve the situation

Inside Reference Data | Analysis | Data Management | 02 Apr 2014


CFTC Unable to Perform “Basic” Analysis of Swap Data

Most of us struggle to keep our bills and bank statements in any semblance of order, but for US regulators, trying to sift through millions of swap transaction reports is a task of Herculean proportions. A task, one senior official says, that the US Commodity...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Data Management | 26 Mar 2014


Fatca Fatigue Increasing, Experts Say

Banks getting tired of incomplete information and spiralling costs of Fatca, experts on the regulation told attendees at an event organized by Inside Reference Data and SIX Financial Information

Inside Reference Data | Analysis | Regulation & Standards | 20 Mar 2014


Troubled by Issues, EMIR Reporting Kicks Off

Mandatory reporting of derivatives trades came into force earlier this week as part of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), but market participants continued to raise concerns amid technology problems and far from ideal preparations....

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Compliance | 14 Feb 2014

Paul Tivnann at Bloomberg

Data Interoperability Needed For Hedgers After EMIR Deadline

Properly creating unique trade identifier (UTI) data is only half the challenge for buy-side firms as the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) reporting mandate takes hold today. The other half? Making sure counterparties are doing the same...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Compliance | 11 Feb 2014


Should SEC’s 'Parking Scheme' Charges Portend Greater Trading Surveillance?

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) this week charged two New York-based traders with executing a trading “parking scheme” designed to preserve bonuses, and its enforcement action should prompt investment banks to assess their ability to...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Compliance | 06 Feb 2014

NOW OPEN -- Inside Market Data Awards 2014

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Call-for-entry and voting are now open for the 12th annual Inside Market Data Awards 2014, which take place in New York on May 21. For more details of the criteria across the call-for-entry and voting categories that recognize industry excellence within market data and reference data click here.


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