UK divergence on trading venue perimeter threatens more costs and a complex compliance landscape

The FCA is in the middle of a tug of war over the definition of a trading venue. Will it diverge in a bid to present itself as a competitive market internationally or align with its EU partners?

Industry experts are predicting that the UK Financial Conduct Authority will diverge from its European counterpart’s definition of a trading venue, potentially creating a confusing regulatory landscape on the continent for a cohort of vendors that could be dragged into scope and forced to register as venues.

The FCA is set to publish a consultation paper on September 22 that will prompt industry discussion about whether to extend the definition of a trading venue. Similar debates are taking

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