This Week: Europe’s Mifir review, FIA Tech, TRG Screen, UPI implementation, and more

A summary of the latest financial technology news.

Afme calls for more ambition from EU on Mifir/d II

The European Parliament formally approved the final text of the reviewed Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (Mifir) and Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (Mifid II) in a plenary session this week. After a negotiation process between the EU’s three main legislative bodies, a compromise text was completed in October last year. Having secured Parliament’s approval, the text will next pass to the European Council, and then into

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Systematic tools gain favor in fixed income

Automation is enabling systematic strategies in fixed income that were previously reserved for equities trading. The tech gap between the two may be closing, but differences remain.

Why recent failures are a catalyst for DLT’s success

Deutsche Bank’s Mathew Kathayanat and Jie Yi Lee argue that DLT's high-profile failures don't mean the technology is dead. Now that the hype has died down, the path is cleared for more measured decisions about DLT’s applications.

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