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25 Sep

Fatal error: Are market controls under regulatory control?

  • 25th September 2013
  • RegTechFS

What lessons have been learned from the NASDAQ outage and will the SEC’s latest response stop it from happening again? Following the NASDAQ outage in August, the SEC announced that Chair White had “stressed the need for all market participants to work collaboratively – together and with the Commission – to strengthen critical market infrastructure and improve its Read More

09 Jul

Here algo again: MiFID II will require your attention in 2014

  • 9th July 2013
  • RegTechFS

The new legislative package contains some surprises for those engaged in ‘risky’ trading MiFID II is almost upon us.  This month, the Council of the EU agreed their general approach, meaning that the draft of MiFID II/MiFIR is free to advance to the European Parliament.  If all goes according to the current plan, the new Read More

05 Mar

EU RRPs: What will looser requirements mean for firms?

  • 5th March 2013
  • RegTechFS

Yesterday, 4th March, the Council published a compromise proposal detailing a possible final draft of the Recovery and Resolution Directive (RRD). Firms can breathe a mild sigh of relief as the document relents on some of the most stringent requirements. However, the proposal extends the rules in other areas creating a mixed picture overall. The Read More

31 Jan

HFT: Time to talk about how?

It’s 2013 and we’re still talking about regulating HFT in the absence of data quality and standards conversations. That needs to change. 2012 seemed like the year of regulators taking a prolonged look at computer trading – defining what it might be, its potential effects, why it may be problematic. It is still far from clear that Read More

16 Nov

RRPs: Operational deluge coming soon for FMIs

With the world’s most systemic banks having made it through the first round of invasive living wills in 2012, regulators now have their sights on the Financial Market Infrastructure (FMI). Central Counterparties (CCPs), payments systems and exchanges will have a lot to do in 2013 and could do well to heed some lessons from their Read More