Christopher Woolard will be interim chief executive of the FCA, with Andrew Bailey due to become governor of the Bank of England in March.
Both buy- and sell-side firms agree the mandatory buy-in regime will have significant negative implications on Europe’s capital markets.
The MiFID II SI regime, best execution reporting, market data costs and the share trading obligation were among the areas the EFSA has urged authorities to prioritise.
Despite the extension to comply with the final phase of the uncleared margin rules, major operational challenges remain for buy-side firms.
Despite Libor being due to cease at the end of 2021, UK authorities have set out a timeline for the shift to the Sonia benchmark throughout this year.
Following intense debate among market participants on the extensive costs of market data, incumbent exchanges could soon have less power over the consolidated tape in the US.
The EU authority’s new powers include increased oversight of third-country equivalence assessments working alongside the European Commission.
The Bank of England and the FCA are upping efforts in data, with plans to deploy new technologies for increased data and analytics abilities.
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