MiFID2: Filling in the Gaps
The final rules and technical specifications for MiFID2 are still being ironed out. Here's what you need to know now about the pending rules changes.
Do-It-Yourself Flash Crash Preventer Kit
Home Depot became the latest Flash Crash poster child in late November with a 10% plunge in its share price, which momentarily wiped $12 billion off of the DIY store’s value.
Moving the Trader Closer to the Investment Process
The sell side can demonstrate more value by applying analytics to pre- and post-trading, and by educating buy-side clients about broker segmentation, trading behavior and algorithm shortcomings, and more.
FIX for Post-Trade Gains Traction: How Far Will It Go?
A group of heavyweight asset managers has collaborated on a solution for non-US trade confirmations and affirmations that is fueling interest in FIX for post-trade use as an alternative to Omgeo's Central Trade Manager.
SCI: A Whale of a Regulation
The SEC's Reg SCI weights in at a whopping 742 pages. Here is what you need to know about the oversized regulation.
No Screwups, Please, We’re Banks
Changing a bank's culture is not going to happen overnight, but having the right tools and levers in house will surely make a big difference over time.
Finra to Focus on Fixed Income ATSs & Algo Providers
Finra CEO Richard Ketchum outlines plans for requiring brokers that use fixed-income "RFQ systems" to provide more pre-trade price transparency to customers. In equities, Finra wants to register firms involved in designing algorithms.
SEC Chairman Discusses Rule Changes on HFT
SEC Chair Mary Jo White discussed HFT and the agency's plans for equity market structure in 2015 in a video interview with Bloomberg Market Makers at the SIFMA annual meeting.