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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...

News review : Regulation and compliance

THE FINER POINTS OF MIFID TECHNICAL STANDARDS. After months of intense lobbying and debate, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published the MiFID II...

Guest Blog : Hugh Cumberland : Fixed Income Trading

WE STILL NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO. Hugh Cumberland, Capital Markets Solution Manager at Colt explains why he thinks both man and machine are essential...

Dark pools update : Lynn Strongin Dodds

A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME...? Despite the trading community’s best efforts, the moniker dark pools has stuck. This is probably because "trading without revealing...

HFT misjudged? : Lynn Strongin Dodds

After being a target of abuse for so many years, it must have been heartening for the high frequency trading community to read something...

The end of commission payments for research. Source: TABB Group

FACING UP TO THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM - THE END OF COMMISSION PAYMENTS FOR RESEARCH Author: Rebecca Healey, TABB Group. The FCA outlined its...

Deadline delay doubtful : Lynn Strongin Dodds

HOPE FADES FOR DELAY TO REPORTING DEADLINE AMID EU TUSSLE. Hope that the deadline for meeting the new requirements on reporting exchange-traded derivatives will be...

Dark pool grow despite threats : Lynn Strongin Dodds

POPULARITY OF DARK POOLS GROWS DESPITE REGULATORY THREAT. The popularity of dark pool trading is growing unabated despite a commitment from European regulators to curb...

Regulation & compliance : Lynn Strongin Dodds

REGULATORS TURN UP HEAT ON ASSET MANAGER RISK. Regulators on both sides of the Atlantic are turning up the heat on asset managers following a...

Comment : Buyside firms are next to feel regulatory pressure for market surveillance. Source : Martin Porter / Investment Europe

Buy-side firms are next to feel regulatory pressure for market surveillance, says b-next's Martin Porter Martin Porter, global sales director at b-next, says that buy...

Comment : How many exchanges can the world handle? Roger Aitken

How Many Exchanges Can The World Handle? Among the many trading conferences I have had the fortune to attend over the years the question has...

Comment : A European Consolidated Tape : How much longer must we wait? Source: TabbForum

David Morgan, Sungard. The original MiFID Directive achieved its objective of creating competition among trading and clearing venues, but it failed to provide the...

Comment : Fidessa’s Grob talks buyside business models. Source : SmartBlogs

Steve Grob is the Director of Group Strategy for Fidessa, where he is also the brains behind the Fidessa Fragmentation Index. SmartBrief sat down...