Anthony Malakian, US editor of Waters, and James Rundle, news editor of Waters, record a weekly podcast touching on the biggest stories in financial technology.
On January 3, the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II) officially went live. Anthony and James take a look at some of the key challenges and concerns ahead. Then, for those interested in entering the inaugural Women in Data & Technology Awards, they provide something of a FAQ. Finally, Tony rants and raves about how people not shoveling their sidewalks is a sign of society’s decay.
2:30 Mifid II is live: A health check as to how it’s going.
4:15 What happens over the next few months?
6:00 A quick history.
8:30 Are regulations too slow to keep up with tech? (Hint: Yes.)
10:15 Are we done with big, bulky regulations like Dodd-Frank and Mifid II? (Hint: No.)
12:00 A look at the global nature of regulation, and the problems that creates.
(See below for links to all of our Mifid II stories)
Women in Data & Technology Awards
15:00 How to apply for the Women in Data & Technology Awards.
19:45 Tony rants about people who don’t shovel their sidewalks. (Note: Strong language is used… liberally.)
Our global coverage of implementation day:
- Kirsten Hyde explores how US firms are preparing defenses against Mifid II for Inside Market Data.
- News editor James Rundle on the weaknesses in the regulatory process exposed by Mifid II’s painful birth.
- For many technology personnel, Mifid’s January 3 implementation meant it wasn’t a festive holiday period.
- WatersTechnology’s reporters in New York and London on implementation day.
- Aggelos Andreou sits down with Esma chairman Steven Maijoor to discuss Mifid II, and maybe Mifid III.
- Inside Reference Data digs in to Esma’s shock announcement of a grace period for identifiers, weeks after one of the main issuers began offering a “same-day” service for a 50 percent markup.
- Our reporters in New York and Hong Kong find that problems might be stacking up for Mifid II compliance in the future, particularly in Asia-Pacific.
- WatersTechnology hosts a webcast on some of the surveillance challenges surrounding Mifid II, featuring Nasdaq, Mana Partners, CIBC and Digital Reasoning.
- Our guide to the key areas that will be affected by Mifid II and EBR.
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