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Published on: Traders Magazine - November 5th, 2018

Sparks flew at the recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) roundtable in Washington DC as regulators attempted to drag exchanges and market makers to a compromise over the long-running controversy of market data fees. The SEC recently...

Published on: FT Adviser - August 30th, 2018

the cost of complying with the European Union’s (EU's) gargantuan Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (Mifid II) is not just forcing smaller independent financial advisory firms to revise their charging models, as IFA research group Platforum recently reported. The 1.4 million paragraphs...

Published on: Mirror - August 10th, 2018

A huge increase in financial red tape risks sending smaller firms to the wall, a top trader has warned. With reams of regulation getting rolled out year-on-year, the notion of ‘too big to fail’ has been...

Published on: Independent - August 10th, 2018

This follows the implementation of the EU’s regulatory reform 'MiFID II' which contains over 1.4 million paragraphs of rules. A huge increase in financial red tape risks...

Published on: The Sun - August 10th, 2018

SMALLER firms risk being sent to the wall as the EU massively increases financial red tape, a top trader has warned. With reams of regulation getting rolled out year-on-year, the notion of "too big to fail" has been replaced with...

Published on: E!Sharp - July 6th, 2018

Should artificial intelligence (AI) be regulated? And how? This is the questions on everyone’s lips.
The European Union...

Published on: New Europe - July 2nd, 2018

On June 25, New Europe hosted its second panel discussion on the future of financial regulation. The discussion was...

Published on: New Europe, TabbForum - June 25th, 2018

Financial regulation should be designed to make markets more efficient.
Attempts to ensure...

Published on: Select Vantage Blog - May 4th, 2018

Banks and financial institutions are implementing systems which replace human trading with trading through artificial intelligence.
These systems promise to...

Published on: Euractiv, TabbForum - March 26th, 2018

Technology has revolutionised the financial industry, but we’re long overdue a revolution in the way we think about its future role and the policies that should govern it, write Daniel Schlaepfer and Hugo Kruyne.
We have argued that...

Published on: New Europe, TabbForum - March 19th, 2018

As with any other time in the history of financial markets, there is much contention surrounding the extent to which the market should be regulated. One way of...

Published on: Select Vantage Blog - February 9th, 2018

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos in Switzerland never fails to attract the financial world’s leading thinkers, and January 2018’s gathering was no different. We’ve recently...

Published on: New Europe, TabbForum - January 15th, 2018

MiFID II is a piece of European legislation aimed at European financial markets. While this suggests its authority is geographically limited, the reality is that its impact is far-reaching.
Not only...

Published on: Select Vantage Blog - January 3rd, 2018

Today marks the date of implementation of MiFID II, the most sweeping legislative package ever undertaken by the European Union, or indeed ever applied to the global financial services industry. The real...

Published on: Select Vantage Blog - November 29th, 2017

When it comes to judging implementation vs. intent in the world of financial regulation, there is perhaps no post-crisis legislation so significant to financial services – and relevant to trading in particular – as the Volcker Rule.
Part of...

Published on: Select Vantage Blog - November 20th, 2017

Only through continual comparison of implementation & impact against intent will regulatory change achieve its original goals. Just...

Published on: New Europe, TabbForum - November 6th, 2017

The principal intention of MiFID II is to increase transparency in trading by moving much of it out of the dark and onto regulated marketplaces. Whether...

Published on: New Europe, TabbForum - October 23th, 2017

The new regulation highlights the increased risks associated with firms engaging in capital markets in an algorithmic/automated fashion versus those who prioritize human capital to drive trading decisions. The whole...

Published on: Select Vantage Blog - October 11th, 2017

We seek to profit from our understanding of markets. In return, it is important that what we do is intelligible to anyone wishing to understand us. The way...