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.
FIX Infrastructure It goes without saying that it’s imperative for trading technologists to thoroughly test their systems before the put them in a production environment. Clearly, building a market-beating trading platform requires a high level of uptime and a propensity for failure that’s as close to zero as possible. And for years technologists have used a range […] November 5, 2018
Risk & Compliance Nine months into the MiFID II era, it’s time to look beyond the compliance issues and start considering the business opportunities presented to firms operating under the Systematic Internaliser regime. With the support from a value-adding regulatory solution, SI status can be used for competitive advantage, suggests Jonas Lindqvist, Principal, Trading and Trade Execution, Itiviti. […] October 9, 2018
Risk & Compliance Trading firms across the board are discovering that operational and regulatory requirements increasingly demand a consistent approach to connectivity, messaging and data management. To industrialize their response to these emerging requirements – to address the challenges in a streamlined, consistent and scalable way – firms need to put in place a centralized connectivity and messaging […] September 25, 2018
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
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