Wrestling Over Competing Mifid II, GDPR Data Demands

The data gathering, retention and reporting requirements of Mifid II seem at odds with the enhanced personal data protection rules of the GDPR. But with careful consideration, financial institutions can balance their regulatory obligations under the two pieces of legislation, although the road to compliance is far from smooth, as Kirsten Hyde reports.

Light at the End of the Tunnel, But Will Mifid Dark Pool Rules Add Up?

Esma has released the first figures to support Mifid II’s caps on the percentage of equities trading that can be transacted on dark pools. However, critics warn that although the delay has given Esma more time to validate data and clean up queries, the absence of a consolidated tape will remain an obstacle. By Philip Alexander

March 2018: Turning the ‘Yes, Buts’ into ‘Yes, Ands’

“Changing the culture of a large organization is hard and takes time. It is a battle you must fight on many fronts. The obstacle is not new technology—it is the willingness to try a new approach."

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