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MiFID II – It’s not over yet

Mifid II has already celebrated its half-year birthday and while many compliance officers may have wished to celebrate by checking the “done box” on this task, the additional MiFID II obligations ...

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ESMA rejects EC Amendments for SFTR, paves way for fewer delays for its implementation

ESMA has rejected proposed amendments by the European Commission (EC) to the regulatory technical standards (RTS) of the coming SFTR regulation. If no further amendments are proposed by the EC, ...

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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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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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5 EU Financial Regulation Questions that Need to be Answered in 2018

2017 was the year for MiFID II. Pretty much everyone in the European financial industry has had enough about hearing of MiFID II preparation. As MiFID II dominated the discussion in 2017, ahead of ...

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What is reportable under MiFIR (MiFID II Transaction Reporting) – Analyzing Derivatives

The goal of this article is to provide a deeper look at specific investment products and analyze how they fit within Article 26 of MiFIR (legislation link). The opinions provided are based on ...

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Don’t sleep on MiFID II Best Execution as Regulators are Waking Up

New Best Execution standards are arriving soon with the implementation of MiFID II on January 3, 2018. The new text updates what has been in place since 2007 under MiFID I. Those standards though ...

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MiFID II vs MiFIR: Are they the same thing or different?

MiFID II regulation is coming up in January 2018, with it are a bunch of new rules for financial firms. Making things confusing are an array of acronyms referred to when discussing MiFID II such ...

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Do Bitcoin, Ethereum and Cryptocurrency CFDs need to be reported for EMIR Regulation?

Quick, do a Google search for Ethereum. There is a good chance that you will see an ad from a broker like this one.

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