FCA Enhances Technology Firepower and Warns on Mifid II

The regulator says that it cannot create a layer of permitted compliance below European standards.

The FCA's new technology, developed in-house, will allow it a near-real-time view of order books across venues.

New reporting requirements under the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II) and the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) have enabled the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) a deeper insight into daily trading activity through the collection of trade and transaction reports, as well as identifiers.

Now, the FCA has developed technology that it says will allow it to be more reactive then ever before, giving it an aggregated look at order books across equities and fixed income,

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