Regulation news

Trax gains MiFID II ARM licence from UK FCA
29 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Reporting solution provider Trax is among the first to be approved by the UK FCA as an approved reporting mechanism (ARM) for transaction reporting services under MiFID II
Shadow banking will not be banned, confirms IMF
26 September 2017 | Helsinki | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
The IMF, along with the FSB and other regulatory bodies, have no desire to shut down the alternative financing industry but that some aspects of the market’s risk features must be managed
AcadiaSoft expands user base for IM compliance
21 September 2017 | Massachusetts | Reporter: Drew Nicol
The second phase of the IM rules went live on 1 September under the regulatory framework of BCBS and IOSCO
FCA takes pragmatic approach to MiFID II deadline
20 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Ten-year T2S saga comes to an end
19 Septemeber 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
Margin rules changing collateral industry, says ISDA
19 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
FIA offers EU guidance on third-country CCP supervision
08 September 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Eurex to offer MiFID II simulations ahead of January deadline
08 September 2017 | Frankfurt | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Fed rules demands further securities lending contract safeguards for GSIBs
04 September 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Drew Nicol
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US broker-dealer fined for ADR violations
30 August 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Drew Nicol
EU expert group assess post-trade barriers
29 August 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Drew Nicol
US Fed to draft alternative repo rates
29 August 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Drew Nicol
ICMA offers MiFID II/R briefings and workshops
24 August 2017 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
ISDA: Transition period essential for post-Brexit derivatives trading
21 August 2017 | New York | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
Repo passes judgement on MMF collateral rules
18 August 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Drew Nicol
SEC launches new 2018 disclosure forms
15 August 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Drew Nicol
DC Circuit orders review of OCC’s capital plan
10 August 2017 | Chicago | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Electronic repo trading on the rise, says Bruni
04 August 2017 | New York | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
ISLA welcomes asset segregation opinion
02 August 2017 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
FDIC tells firms to prepare for T+2
31 July 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
US regulators to work together on Volcker Rule
28 July 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
BoE refines margin liquidity risk assessment proposals
18 July 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
ESMA calls for industry comment on short selling rules
11 July 2017 | Paris | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Buy-side reg compliance takes up a fifth of expenditure
10 July 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Fend off reform fatigue, urges FSB
06 July 2017 | Hamburg | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
FCA reveals final MiFID II rules
05 July 2017 | London | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
MiFID II a threat to market liquidity
29 June 2017 | Warsaw | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
IHS Markit tackles MiFID II challenge for buy-side
29 June 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
MiFID II data security paramount, warns Silverfinch
28 June 2017 | London | Reporter: Theo Andrew
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Features
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ESMA has set about tackling the thorny issue of conflict of interests within central counterparties under EMIR, with the help of industry participants. Jenna Lomax examines the industry’s responses to the consultation
Anand Krishnan of Natixis Americas explains how regulatory pressures are changing the rules of the game and buy-side entities are changing with it
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For those on the front lines of the securities lending industry it’s easy to forget that, for beneficial owners, the trials and tribulations of regulatory compliance and the ever-raging debate around the use of central counterparties (CCPs) are only of passing concern
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