Beware of the Three Wise Monkeys!

There is an old proverb about three wise monkeys who see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. We’re looking to change that story. I have always had a fascination with markets. A major focus for me is to understand how technology interacts with legislation. This acquired taste really flourished after I started working at Fidessa. The Regulation Team, of which I’m a member, comprises many pairs of experienced eyes that will focus on the interpretation of legislation... Read More

EC publishes MiFID II and MAD consultation papers

In December the EC published two significant consultation papers on the Review of MiFID and the Market Abuse Directive: Reinforcing sanctioning regimes in the financial services sector. In these documents the EC has posed over a hundred questions and invited comments on numerous topics in order to obtain industry feedback. This feedback will provide guidance for the Commission in preparing its formal proposals, scheduled for 2Q of 2011. The deadline for feedback on... Read More

Xavier Rolet says MiFID II could threaten London

Xavier Rolet, CEO of LSE Group, expresses concerns over some MiFID II proposals and support for dark pools. Do you agree with Xavier that London’s competitive position will be adversely affected by MiFID II? Or do you think other factors, such as the higher UK taxation rate, will have a greater effect? Read the article and let us know your thoughts – leave a comment in the box below. How do you rate this content? (Xavier Rolet) Excellent Good Average ... Read More

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