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Probe launched into proposed IHS Markit acquisition

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is launching an inquiry into S&P Global’s proposed £33bn takeover of IHS Markit Ltd The antitrust regulator said...

BTC calls for buyside firms to implement effective mental health action plans

Covid-19 has shone a brighter light onto mental health in the financial services industry but more needs to be done to address the wide...

Three quarters firms unprepared for Libor

More than three quarters of financial institutions lack a comprehensive plan for the LIBOR transition, which is due on 31 December, according to a...

Diversity & inclusion : Covid-19 : Lynn Strongin Dodds  

Getting a seat at the top (C suite) table. The big question is whether Covid-19 will promote or hinder women’s chances to climb the career...

MeTheMoneyShow – Episode Six

  Dan Barnes, editorial director of Markets Media Europe and editor of The DESK, speaks to Lynn Strongin Dodds, editor of Best Execution about three...

FIX EMEA Trading Conference 2019 – What happened?

The FIX Trading Community EMEA conference opened with Verena Ross, Executive Director, ESMA, as the keynote who set the stage for the event by...

Equities trading focus : Overview : Lynn Strongin Dodds

NO TIME TO CATCH YOUR BREATH. Lynn Strongin Dodds looks at how the raft of regulation has altered the equity trading arena. Although the financial industry...

Equities trading focus : Benchmarking : Darren Toulson

BENCHMARKING OPPORTUNITY COST. TCA usually focusses on analysing the trades that you do execute, but what, asks Darren Toulson, Head of Research at LiquidMetrix, about...

Equities trading focus : Best execution : Samuel Lek

Lessons from America In order to accomplish best execution in Europe we should consider the US perspective argues Samuel Lek, Chief Executive Officer at Lek...

Equities trading focus : Pre-trade risk controls : Atif Zuberi

PRE-TRADE RISK CONTROLS. As automated trading emerged, the term ‘Flash Crash’ entered the industry vocabulary. Now, when creating algorithms or providing High Frequency Trading solutions,...

Best practice | Breakfast club | Finding and retaining talent

THE CHALLENGE OF LOSS OF TALENT. by Roger Aitken At a Breakfast Club meeting in the City in June, the lead host and partner at talentflow,...

Best practice : Trust : Mary Bogan

Culture clash. Mary Bogan looks at whether banks can regain the public’s trust? Once the very model of prudent conservatism, moral rectitude and social respectability in...

News review : FX & Derivatives

Best execution failings. Issuing a Market Watch before the conclusion of a thematic review is unusual. The Financial Conduct Authority’s decision to highlight best execution...

Market opinion : Pay-caps : Bob McDowall

PAY-CAPS. Continuing our series of articles on best practice, Bob McDowall looks at the proposed pay-caps for bankers and whether this action is supported by...

Best practice : The human factor

THE JUNGLE ROOM. The trading scandals of the City are well documented but Mary Bogan explores the biological reasons and the ways to change the...