Monthly Archives:
February 2013

Blog, MiFID II

FIX releases first guidelines for electronic trading in bond markets

Yesterday, FIX Protocol Ltd, announced the first guidelines and best practices for electronic trading in bond markets, as new platforms open in response to changing regulations that will lead to greater automation of bond trading. The FIX guidelines detail how … More


Blog, Market Data

LEIs, USIs, UPIs, UCIs – market data changes are ever evolving

It is almost a month since the Commodity Futures Trading Commission published requirements for legal entity identifiers (LEIs), and the regulator set forth requirements for unique swap identifiers (USIs), unique product identifiers (UPIs) and unique counterparty identifier (UCIs). To date … More


Blog, EMIR

No more delays to the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), it is on its way …

Official sign-off on the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) is now set for 19 February 2013, as the last minute European Commission compromise on the over-the-counter derivatives rules means that there will be no redraft technical standards, which could have … More


Blog, MAD II

Brokers and DMA providers expected to ensure that their clients implement appropriate market abuse monitoring, controls and reports

Following the decision of the Upper Tribunal with regards to FSA fines against a Canadian trading firm for market abuse and dated 23 January 2013, the FSA urged other market participants to take note of this judgment which makes it … More