MiFID II research rules could spur further mergers on the buy-side

ESMA: Crypto platforms should trade under MiFID II rules

The EU financial regulator has said that certain crypto platforms should trade under MiFID II rules in cases where the crypto-assets being traded qualify as financial instruments under the regulation.

Hayley’s Comment: Misguided intervention

In November

Predictions for 2019: Trading and regulation

Matthew McLoughlin, head of trading, Liontrust Asset Management

Looking back on 2018 I think we can all agree that we achieved a great amount as an industry.  That being said, I don’t see things slowing down in 2019.  Brexit will obviously be in the headlines and will continue to take up a lot of resource on buy-side, sell-side and execution venues alike.  Regulatory and political developments, particularly on periodic auctions, tick-size regimes, mid-point trading and SIs have the capacity to change market structure yet again in 2019. 

SEC approves controversial transaction fee pilot for stock exchanges

The US securities regulator has approved a controversial pilot scheme that would see major restrictions on pricing across the biggest stock exchanges.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously approved the one-year programme, known as the transaction fee pilot, as part of a review of the ‘maker-taker’ trading system, which typically provides a rebate to traders adding liquidity to an order book, with an access fee then charged when liquidity is removed.

The TRADE’s best of 2018: Regulation

ESMA moves forward with tick size amendment to protect EU venues post-Brexit

The EU financial regulator has moved forward with plans to amend the tick size regime under MiFID II to combat concerns

Brexit tops risk concerns as worries over cyber risk and regulatory impact fall

A new systemic risk survey from the DTCC has shown that almost half of respondents believe Brexit will pose a

Citadel Securities, Natixis & MUFG fined $6 million for blue sheet data failures


MiFID II goes global as buy-side implement global unbundling policies

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