Industry Issues & Initiatives

January 2018: Getting Your Bitcoin’s Worth

Financial firms spent a lot of last year focused on Mifid II compliance, but also clearly spent significant time following the ups and downs of cryptocurrencies - and assessing whether to invest in this new asset class.

The Bitcoin Futures Feeding Frenzy

Every exchange with a passing interest in commodities seems to be developing bitcoin futures, but the underlying asset is still a risky proposition for all but the most sophisticated—or ignorant—investors, James argues.

UPDATE: Markets, Regulators Not Yet United on Mifid II

Just over a week into Europe’s new financial regulatory regime, Joanne Faulkner assess the key challenges that still lie ahead as market participants and regulators alike grapple with the data and reporting requirements of Mifid II.

What to Do About Mifid II

Europe’s regulatory big bang arrives today as an evolving set of rules rather than a finished product.

The Best of APAC in 2017

From regulation to AI-driven solutions to quantum computing for the financial industry, Wei-Shen Wong looks back on what made headlines in the region in 2017.

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