European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma)

Time's Up: Esma Sticks to the Schedule for Mifid II LEI Compliance

Esma’s ‘No LEI, No Trade’ policy gets real after the official end of a grace period on Mifid II’s LEI requirement, while at the same time Hong Kong regulators have introduced a new LEI mandate to boost identifier use in the region. Jamie Hyman and Wei…

Mifid II’s ‘Free’ Data Lockdown

Traders say Mifid II transparency is failing partly as a result of questionable practices by trading venues and APAs, which publish pre- and post-trade data, and that the data is not always available to the public for free as the law requires

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…

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