Recently, ESMA submitted its regulatory technical standards to the EU Commission, greatly reducing the market uncertainty that has been surrounding the introduction of MiFID II. This was the starting point for an even more active period of innovation and change, as players respond to the new rules and introduce new ways of dealing with them. For market practitioners, the message is clear: a flexible approach to market structure changes is required to minimize the risk in responding to the new European trading landscape and the unforeseen innovation that will accompany the adoption of the MiFID II.
This paper looks at which firms will be affected and how, and offers some guidance on meeting the technology and process requirements under the new market structure rules and definitions. It draws upon a survey of 11 electronic trading executives from Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 sell-side financial institutions across Europe conducted by A-Team.
Risk & Compliance MiFID II marked a sea change in the approach to the handling of order, trade and transaction data. Rigorous new requirements around data capture, analysis, reporting and record-keeping made the communication of data a central theme in ensuring trading systems were MiFID II compliant, and connectivity – between external and internal systems, databases and processors […] August 14, 2018
Risk & Compliance Roughly six months after the introduction of MiFID II, Johannes Frey-Skött – VP Apps Engineering, Itiviti – talks to The TRADE about the short-term impact of the regulation on European market players, looking at both the positive and negative effects witnessed so far. He also outlines current pain points in MiFID II compliance and the […] July 17, 2018
Risk & Compliance With the pressure of initial implementation now a distant memory, MiFID II-regulated firms are turning their attention to the real work required to create sustainable long-term solutions. For many, the race to meet the January 3 deadline meant implementing temporary compliance processes that were far from perfect. Unless updated and improved, these could lead to […] July 10, 2018
Risk & Compliance What happens when one of the top 10 active brokers in Canada is confronted with: Stringent risk control requirements for electronic trading Time-to-market imperative to supersede TMX’ monitoring service termination Need to consolidate 14 internal trading platforms into a central gateway for enterprise-level risk management Optimization of latency and access speed for client connectivity Download […] June 26, 2018
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