Regulation Archive

April 17, 2014

Corporate bond market evolution to improve liquidity - IOSCO

Corporate bond markets are beginning to adapt to the post-crisis world, which will result in returning liquidity, according to research by the International Organization of Securities Commissions. read more>

April 16, 2014

Auctions spring into action as MiFID blocks dark pools

Auctions spring into action as MiFID blocks dark pools

The buy-side has welcomed London Stock Exchange plans to introduce an intra-day auction, but brokers warn algorithms and smart order routers will need time to adapt. read more>

April 16, 2014

MiFID enters level two following Parliament approval

The European Parliament passed updated rules for the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, dubbed MiFID II, last night. read more>

April 14, 2014

Fixed income transparency “dangerous” - IMA

Efforts to introduce pre-trade price transparency in the fixed income market could have dangerous repercussions, according UK buy-side body the Investment Management Association (IMA). read more>

April 14, 2014

Tick size effects on IPOs unknown

New equity listings can provide much sought after alpha and boost the wider economy, but regulators and politicians must be careful when crafting policy to encourage IPOs, such as tailored tick size regimes. read more>

April 10, 2014

Nearly all non-cleared derivatives trades collateralised - ISDA

An International Swaps and Derivatives Association survey has found 90% of non-cleared OTC derivatives trades were subject to collateral agreements at the end of 2013, though collateral availability is decreasing. read more>

April 10, 2014

Phone recorder works with regulator to increase compliance

A US tech provider offering buy- and sell-side firms the ability to record phone calls has teamed up with regulators to push for transcription-based recording rules to improve compliance. read more>

April 09, 2014

MiFID II ignores the evidence, regulators told

MiFID II ignores the evidence, regulators told

European regulators came under fire at TradeTech Europe 2014 for not taking an evidence-based approach in the framing of MiFID II, which will be passed by the European Parliament in May. read more>

April 09, 2014

New aid for regulators in measuring reform impact

Regulators can now measure whether recent reforms to make the market more transparent have been fair and efficient with a new technology by the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre, TradeTech Europe 2014 delegates were told. read more>

April 09, 2014

Survey finds derivatives key to users’ risk strategies

Nearly nine out of ten OTC derivatives users believe the instruments are important to risk management strategies, according to a new International Swaps and Derivatives Association survey. read more>