Despite a growing sense of pre-MIFID II/R angst in the lead up to the January 3 ‘go live’ date, the first two weeks of the new regulatory regime have pro.......
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission disbanded a panel of industry advisers whose recommendations on improving trading in the world’s largest stock market largely landed with a thud.
The SEC summarily disbanded the Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee in an email to memb.......
Fixed-income liquidity isn’t what it used to be, and market participants must continue to adjust to achieve trading efficiency in what is expected to be a challenging landscape for the foreseeable future.
The January 11 meeting will focus on bond market liquidity issues, and will also cover certain administrative items. The meeting will be held at the SEC’s headquarters at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C., and is open to the public.
Deadline day for MiFID II implementation has come and gone. But make no mistake – this package of EU directives and regulation will continue to have a significant impact in the year ahead.
To: ICMA MiFID II Working Group (MWG)
ICMA Platform Working Group (PWG)
Re: ICMA FCA Q&A session with Stephen Hanks – 7 December 2017
Trading in some bonds fell sharply in Europe on Wednesday as banks implemented the massive set of new finance regulations known as Mifid II.
The frenzied race to grab a share of the electronic trading of US corporate bonds took a surreal turn this week, as Intercontinental Exchange bought Virtu Financial’s BondPoint ATS for $400 million.
The update to the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) is changing the operating paradigm of exchanging client commissions for execution and research by, among other things, requiring asset managers to: (1) clearly delineate the execution cost versus the research cost on every tra.......
As implementation of MiFID II draws near, conventional wisdom is that few industry players – both broker-dealers and investment managers – are fully prepared to meet its requirements.
European regulator issues six-month grace period as it learns firms are unlikely to meet 3 January deadline.
With less than 1 percent of notes affected by rules on price disclosure when MiFID II kicks in next month, years of lobbying by the bond industry appear to have paid off.
Tradeweb gains regulatory approval from the FCA to operate as an OTF for MiFID II.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published on 6 December 2017 the MiFID II/R transitional transparency calculations for equity and bond instruments (excluding Exchange Traded Commodities and Exchange Traded Notes).
The European Union’s MiFID II law is expected to drive a significant, rapid shift in trading of bonds and derivatives to electronic and other trading venues.
No one is around to make sure you can buy or sell at a moment's notice.
A European Commission study has confirmed what every corporate bond market participant already knew was true – the market has a liquidity problem.
Trumid, a financial technology company bringing trading efficiency and market intelligence to corporate bonds, announced today that $5 billion in volume has traded on the Trumid Market Center platform since Labor Day, 2017.
European bond traders are looking on the bright side of tougher transparency rules — unprecedented market data that can help them make sure they’re not getting ripped off.
Fixed income trading heads expect to take on a new role as price-deciders once MiFID II has come into effect on 3 January next year.
Asset managers are looking to hire data scientists who will sit on the trading desk and work directly with the traders.
Heads of fixed income at buy-side firms debated whether liquidity has declined at the Fixed Income Leaders Summit.
There is an information gap in fixed income markets, and it’s getting wider. Fixed income markets lack any centralized infrastructure and have never distributed consolidated price data; the number of non-fungible instruments traded, dealers’ withdrawal from market-making activity, and .......
Corporate bond investors are making up for the loss of market liquidity by deploying new tools that leverage data and analytics – and technologies providers are working to meet that demand.
TS is a proud sponsor, exhibitor and panelist at the 2017 Fixed Income Leaders Summit in Amsterdam.
A failure to embrace digitisation could see investors fall even further out of love with banks, the consultancy says
Forty-five per cent of European fixed income heads are still struggling with MiFID II compliance, despite the 3 January implementation deadline looming large, according to a new report: “On the precipice: Are you ready for MiFID II?”, by the Fixed Income Leaders’ Summit.
As the last one hundred days of life before MiFID II becomes the new regulatory environment tick by, the level of stress and anxiety correspondingly increases. Let’s just remind ourselves, MiFID II is one year delayed already, so why all the fuss?
Like any new environment, adapting t.......
…besides billions of dollars, is nearly-perfect bond pricing information. Good news: that playing field may soon be leveled.
A potentially explosive battle is brewing over a seldom-discussed aspect of the looming MiFID II laws, which will force traders of any European asset class to hand over personal identification such as passport numbers to every venue they trade on.
Lee Bartholomew, head of fixed income & FX product R&D at Eurex, discusses the launch of new corporate bond index futures.
Banks, exchanges and market infrastructure firms are quietly lobbying European regulators to slightly delay sweeping changes to Europe’s trading rulebook amid last-minute panic that the reforms will cause “a Y2K event”.
Those global and regional dealers that have seen their market share grow over the past 10 years are largely those that have invested heavily in technology—allowing them to manage the market and service their customer better than their peers.
Deutsche Bank has set up as a systematic internaliser (SI) for bonds and derivatives trading under MiFID II.
The German bank will launch the new trading platform on MiFID II’s start date on 3 January 2018, ahead of the of.......
Buy-side firms should be wary of overusing requests for quote (RFQs) to evidence their best execution once MiFID II comes into force on 3 January 2018, according to a panel of experts.
The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) is a European Union law that provides harmonized regulation for investment services across the 31 Member States of the European Economic Area.
Survey finds 78% of heads of fixed income at asset management firms would team up with other trading desks to source liquidity.
For today’s Fixed Income traders it can feel like you are under the weight of a regulatory tsunami. The extreme pressure to comply with the endless waves of new regulations and to determine how to best transition your workflow and still achieve best execution smoothly, presents a challenge t.......
Many electronic fixed income platforms have launched to make trading easier, but there are now so many that the market has become more complicated. With the continued push for greater transparency around pricing, quoting and trading, how can firms ensure they get the nuts and bolts of connectivity.......
MiFID II is geared toward increasing transparency – not only across both the pre- and post-trade regimes, but across all asset classes. Specifically, the regulator will be looking for firms to demonstrate the how and why of trading decisions. How can firms best comply with this requirement t.......
The first step to understanding bond market liquidity is to first articulate what “liquidity” is as a construct.
Letter to ESMA from major fixed income venues claims transparency rules will drive non-MiFID firms onto unregulated venues in Asia and North America.
No doubt about it, you need to gather a rich dataset of pre-trade liquidity data for yourself for best execution, but also now for the regulators. TradeSmart FI EMS is the tool to perform this task effortlessly for you.
Competition amongst the dominant trading platforms is a welcome force in driving trading efficiency, but it is also driving them apart, just when the regulations say you need to work with all of them synchronously. TradeSmart FI EMS can pull all this data together in one place pre-trade and point .......