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Euronext acquires research and commissions service provider

Euronext has purchased a majority stake in Commcise, a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider of research evaluation and commission management solutions for financial services firms.

The exchange platform will acquire 78% of the company for an initial cash consideration of £27 million.

Commcise offers a cloud-based research commission management, evaluation and accounting solution targeting asset managers, brokers and independent research providers.

Brexit adds to the burden

Brexit adds to the burden

Aka – Not another bloody Brexit article

Aka – A look at the Consultation Paper on changes to the FCA handbook

Margin Requirements for Non-cleared Derivatives

The advent of mandatory daily initial margin (IM) and variation margin (VM) requirements for non-cleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives transactions has raised many questions regarding the methodology that should be used for computing these margin requirements. Regulatory guidelines require IM levels for non-cleared contracts to cover a 99% loss quantile of the netting set over a horizon of 10 days, as opposed to 3 to 5 days for cleared OTC contracts.

Margin Requirements for Non-cleared Derivatives

The advent of mandatory daily initial margin (IM) and variation margin (VM) requirements for non-cleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives transactions has raised many questions regarding the methodology that should be used for computing these margin requirements. Regulatory guidelines require IM levels for non-cleared contracts to cover a 99% loss quantile of the netting set over a horizon of 10 days, as opposed to 3 to 5 days for cleared OTC contracts.

MiFID 2 Inducements Q&A updated

Article 13 Inducements of the MiFID II Delegated Directive has created a wide diversity of reactions from puzzled head-scratching to fearful wailing from the equity analyst community. Readers will be aware that research must now be classified as paid-for and justified Research or essentially advertising that may be received for free. The Research to Marketing […]

CDM and the path to Christmas 2027

by Alan McIntyre, Industry Relations Lead

Keeping the theme seasonal and giving a slight nod to our previous article (The CFTC Roadmap and Christmas 2019), earlier this month we were afforded a glimpse of the ghost of a future Christmas. That glimpse came courtesy of ISDA with their excellent conference in London on Technology and Standards: Unlocking Value in Derivatives.

Build Your Own Expert System? – These Psychologists Did

A new automated expert system focused on child custody issues seems an unlikely challenger to today’s legal tech leaders, but its creation shows you don’t have to be a major law firm or tech veteran to enter this growing area. US-based CCA, or Child Custody Analytics, provides expert guidance and information to lawyers and their divorcing… Read More Build Your Own Expert System?

Vizlegal: Legal Knowledge Disruptor

Artificial Lawyer recently had a chat with Irish entreprenuer Gavin Sheridan to hear the unusual story of how start-up Vizlegal came to be and the potential the company has to disrupt the business of legal knowledge and research.

Annuity comparator: our research

In the context of our wider work on pension freedoms and consumer access to information, we have researched a specific issue in the annuity market.

Signposting to pensions guidance: our findings

Since April 2015, consumers have had greater choice around how they access their Defined Contribution (DC) pension savings. It is important that consumers looking to access these savings understand the consequences of the decisions they make.

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