European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma)

SmartStream Shifts Strategy on SI Data

Smartstream RDU, which had previously announced it would take a utility approach to centralizing and sharing SI data, announces an SI Registry in collaboration with six APAs.

Esma Wades In: Regulator Targets Rating Agency Fees

Data consumers have long-bemoaned the fees charged by rating agencies, citing prices and a lack of transparency around how fees are set as key concerns. With no response from the agencies to user groups, Esma is now weighing in on the subject. Pauline…

Esma Probes APAs Amid Mifid Trade Data Issues

Approved Publication Arrangements—a critical component in the new Mifid II European markets regulation—may be falling short of their requirements under the new transparency rules, and have drawn Esma’s attention. By Samuel Wilkes, with additional…

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.

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.

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