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FEMR’s final report: putting an end to the ‘age of irresponsibility’
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08 Jul
2015

FEMR’s final report: putting an end to the ‘age of irresponsibility’

JWG analysis. Mark Carney recently declared the ‘age of irresponsibility’ within the fixed income, currency and commodities (FICC) markets to be over.  Just over a year ago, the UK Government introduced the Fair and Effective Markets Review (FEMR) in response to the FX and LIBOR scandals.  The large scale misconduct and collusion had damaged public Read More

11 Feb
2015

MiFID II: a new look at ‘last look’ pricing?

  • 11th February 2015
  • RegTechFS

By Robin Poynder, FMR advisory. Advancements in price distribution technologies and the advent of high frequency trading have forced firms’ IT departments to establish strict controls around best practice pricing for trades. CEO of FMR Advisory, Robin Poynder, explains the need for a standardised protection mechanism “last look”. “Some argue that last look is a Read More

11 Feb
2014

LEI update: hidden costs prevent enthusiastic take-up

  • 11th February 2014
  • RegTechFS

JWG analysis. Until the world has a definitive LEI, we are going to have to recognise that piecemeal adoption brings with it significant hidden costs in validating, enriching and mapping for regulatory purposes. LEI watchers have been encouraged to see Saudi Arabia and Italy joining the fold in the past month.  They might be just Read More