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    Regulation Matters (Fidessa) wrote a new blog post titled Value for money

      The long list of topics to be tackled by ESMA in MiFID II Level 2 is laid bare in the EU regulator’s latest banking and investment services tender document, with submissions due by the end of this week. ESMA is seeking help with data gathering and analysis on a number of fronts, not least in order to specify detailed organisational requirements to be imposed on investment firms. With the ESMA guidelines and the FOA guidance already published last year, ESMA may now add even more detailed rules to this thoroughly raked-over area. Firms should (and do) have clear policies and…

    19 September 2013

    Regulation Matters (Fidessa) wrote a new blog post titled A lose-lose situation?

      There are currently 15 SEF applications lodged with the US CTFC at various stages of registration. With experience in other asset classes showing that while many new entrants may emerge only a few will succeed, many in the industry are wondering which of these new SEFs will make it beyond their first birthday. Even for those that do survive there’s no guarantee of a profitable business at the end of it. The CFTC’s MAT rule (Make Available to Trade) states that once a SEF makes a swap available to trade, all other SEFs and DCMs listing the same swap have to make it…

    11 September 2013

    Regulation Matters (Fidessa) wrote a new blog post titled Next Stop St. Petersburg

      This article was originally published at the Fidessa Regulation Matters blog, and is reproduced here with permission.   By Christian Voigt Back in 2009, in the wake of the financial Armageddon, world leaders pledged in their G20 commitment in Pittsburgh that all standardised OTC derivative contracts should be traded on a platform and centrally cleared by the end of 2012. Fast forward four years and the next G20 summit takes place in St. Petersburg, Russia at the end of this week – the first meeting since the 2012 deadline. Global leaders plan to review the…

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    About me

    There’s no escaping the waves of regulation affecting every aspect of the financial marketplace. At Fidessa, we’re constantly reviewing relevant materials and pulling together key facts, news and industry comment to keep up to date. Through this site, we’re making that analysis available to you too. We’re adding a bit of our own colour as well, in order to present regulation that matters in a more digestible way, helping you to identify what you have to plan for and what opportunities lie ahead. Scroll along the timeline below to see key regulatory milestones and click through to relevant documents and web sites.