Blogs

In troubled times – expanding our coverage

Dear Readers, There is no doubt that we are living through unprecedented times and unfortunately all the digital tools in the world cannot truly protect...

Plato launched Platometrics to provide complete picture of European venues

London. 3rd December, 2019. Plato Partnership, the not-for-profit  trading consortium is launching Platometrics, a new market quality metrics tool that offers market participants a complete...

Blog : Facebook’s Libra project : Sehra and Patchay 2/2

LIBRA IS ALMOST CERTAINLY NOT WHAT YOU THINK IT IS. Dr. Avtar Sehra, Chief Executive Officer at Nivaura. Jannah Patchay, Director, Regulatory & Market Structure SME...

Blog : Facebook’s Libra project : Sehra and Patchay 1/2

LIBRA IS ALMOST CERTAINLY NOT WHAT YOU THINK IT IS. Dr. Avtar Sehra, Chief Executive Officer at Nivaura. Jannah Patchay, Director, Regulatory & Market Structure SME...

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...

Viewpoint : Corporate credit : Edward Perks

REVISITING CORPORATE CREDIT AMIDST MARKET VOLATILITY. By Edward Perks (Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions) In 2018, rising inflation, higher US interest...

Blog : FX post-MiFID II : Harpal Sandhu

CAN CURRENCY TRADING STILL FIND ITS VOICE POST-MIFID II? By Harpal Sandhu, Founder and CEO of Integral Not long ago, all trading was conducted over the phone...

Blog : Stemming the Brexit tide : Lynn Strongin Dodds

STEMMING THE BREXIT TIDE. It is hard to believe that it is only a year ago that the UK voted to leave the European Union....

Blog : The knives are sharpened : Lynn Strongin Dodds

THE KNIVES ARE SHARPENED. As the UK political parties swing into campaign mode, the Europeans are focusing intently on wresting every European institution and activity...

Blog : CBOE takeover of BATS : Sylvia Smit

Does the CBOE takeover of BATS go against the spirit of MiFID? By Sylvia Smit, Head of Equity Markets Delivery at Delta Capita From expanding into more...

News : Regulation : SI regime : Dan Barnes

BROKERS WARNED ON SI REGIME MISSTEPS. Regulators have expressed concern over banks’ plans for operating systematic internalisers (SIs) under the revised Markets in Financial Instruments...

Blog : Expect the unexpected : Lynn Strongin Dodds

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED. Donald Trump has only been in office for two weeks but it feels like years with the number of edicts or executive...

Blog : Divided we stand : Lynn Strongin Dodds

Divided we stand To begin with we would like to wish a happy New Year to all our readers. There is no doubt that 2017...

New York calling : Lynn Strongin Dodds

NEW YORK CALLING. Prime Minister Theresa May’s seemingly hard Brexit makes for uncomfortable reading for Britain's financial services industry. The worst case scenario is that...

The long and winding road of Brexit : Lynn Strongin Dodds

The long and winding road of Brexit It didn’t take long for the historic 52% Brexit vote to reverberate around the country and the world....