European Parliament

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.

GDPR: The Next Big Regulation

While all the talk pertaining to regulation across the capital markets has centered on Mifid II, GDPR has surprised many financial institutions due to the extent of its reach and the data governance challenges is poses. Anthony Malakian talks with…

European Parliament Adopts CSD Reg

The European Parliament has agreed a range of rules designed to govern the operation of central securities depositories (CSDs) and settlement cycles in the continent's financial markets, known as CSD Reg in industry shorthand.

EU Introduces First Rule on HFT

The European Parliament and the European Council last night reached agreement on updated rules for the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II), introducing the EU’s first rules on algorithmic trading.

MEP Says No to Minimum Resting Times

Kay Swinburne, member of the EU's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, believes minimum resting times for orders will not make it into the final drafting of the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II).

HFT: The End of the World As We Know It?

Yesterday, European lawmakers voted in favor of introducing stricter controls around the controversial practice of high-frequency trading, proposing a regulation that would require all posted orders to be kept in the market for a minimum period of half-a…

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