What Regulators do with your MiFID II data, EMIR Changes and Compliance Updates

MiFID II has hit the half year mark, which means regulators now have six months of data to look at. To delve deeper as to what ESMA and local National Competent Authorities (NCAs) are doing with ...

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‘No LEI no Trade ‘fully goes into effect for MiFID II in July

Under MIFID II, investment firms trading with Legal Entities were required to make sure these counterparties had a registered Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) before trading with them (more on LEIs ...

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A view of how regulators supervise EMIR – ESMA Annual Report

As part of their work, ESMA is tasked with publishing an Annual Report (link) covering different facets of EMIR. Today, they published their first report regarding supervisory measures and ...

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Cappitech Raises $4 Million in Series A Financing to Fuel Growth and Innovation

Cappitech is excited to announce that we have secured $4 million in series A financing. The financing round was led by 83North with participation from Rony Grushka and Kevin Gould, co-founders of ...

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ESMA Updates Best Execution (RTS 27) and EMIR Q&A

The big recent announcement from ESMA was last week’s formal dates to change lower leverage on CFDs and ban binary options. However, prior to that, ESMA released a series of Q&A updates related to ...

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Cappitech launches RTS 27 Best Execution solution to bolster MiFID II offering

With the first deadline of RTS 27 reports quickly approaching, Cappitech Regulation, a leading provider of regulation technology for the financial services industry has launched a solution to ...

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RTS 27 Best Execution for Forex/CFD Brokers

Part of the package of new reporting and corporate governance rules under MiFID II is RTS 27. Unlike other reporting requirements that are near real-time or daily, RTS 27 is a quarterly reporting ...

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FCA Seemingly exempts Cryptocurrency CFDs from MiFID II reporting

Last Friday, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued a statement clarifying the authorization of cryptocurrency derivatives. In the statement (link), they explained that offering trading ...

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What’s next on the minds of CFD broker compliance teams? Capital Requirements

Regulation and compliance continues to evolve. While EMIR and MiFID II are worries of yesterday and today, tomorrow has its own set of acronyms worrying compliance officers.

With this in mind, ...

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CySEC begins investigation of MIFID II (MiFIR) compliance among license holders

With MiFIR and MiFID II going live on January 3rd, regulators have begun to ask, “who isn’t reporting?”

While many country regulators have been quietly reviewing the MiFIR transaction reporting ...

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