Opinion

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.

So This Is Mifid (II), and What Have You Done?

John reflects on how Mifid II has dominated the news in recent months and asks if the industry is really ready for such a sea change at a time when new regulation is now just part of doing business.

What to Do About Mifid II

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

December 2017: Mifid II: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

If you’ve left your Christmas shopping until the last minute, you’re not alone: Many financial market participants have also fallen behind with their plans for the holidays—and specifically for New Year, after which the second iteration of Europe’s…

Out with Old, in with the New (Regulation)

As 2017 limps to the finish line in what has been an often draining year, John previews what the sell side will be concerned with going into 2018, or as it is better known, the Year of Mifid II.

Chat Rooms and Trading Floors

“We’re a more socially-connected world, there have been advances in compliances controls, and there have been changes in social norms."

70 Minutes with Steven Maijoor

Aggelos Andreou looks back on some of the topics of conversation that didn't make his profile of Esma's Steven Maijoor.

The Innovation Odyssey

John previews the upcoming WatersTechnology Innovation Summit and talks Super Mario.

The Profit in Playing the Villain

Fintech has proven to be a lucrative industry for both the buy and the sell sides, but for very different reasons, James argues.

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