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Time for time protocol
11 December 2017

MiFID II requires time stamping, but as is so often the case, the reality is more complex than the theory. There are protocols too, Precision Time Protocol, for example and Network Time Protocol, and there are technology solutions, but this is one of those occasions when getting the timing right is vital. What to do?

Fixed income ecosystem takes form, despite regulatory burden, as more see electronic trading as an opportunity
15 August 2017

A new fixed income ecosystem is evolving, suggests a report from Greenwich Associates, with institutional investors increasingly trading with an expanding list of market specialists.

Beware of 'unintended consequences' of regulation
04 August 2017

Regulation can have unintended consequences on market infrastructure, as it was suggested at the RegTech Forum event sponsored by DXC Fixnetix, earlier this summer.

Luquidity Cockpit to give visibility through dark pools
01 August 2017

A new cloud based product, called Liquidity Cockpit, designed to give global trading and investment firms enhanced visibility over dark and lit liquidity, has been launched, to provide support post the introduction of MiFID II.

Will MiFID II hit liquidity in equity markets?
01 August 2017

A guru in the foreign exchange market has warned that the new MiFID II regulations, coming into force on January 3rd 2018, could cause a fragmentary effect in the equity market, creating less liquidity, duplicating the less appealing aspects of the FX market.

Is the US equity institutional brokerage in sharp decline?
01 August 2017

The US equity brokerage business has shrunk dramatically since 2008, while US equities have soared, finds a report from Greenwich Associates.

Goldman Sachs launches dark pool
05 June 2017

Goldman Sachs has launched a new private stock trading dark pool venue’ to replace it current dark pool venue.

MiFid II rules force technology solutions
05 June 2017

MiFID II is just over six months away, and companies looking for an efficient way to comply are seeking technologic solutions.

High speed trading rule passed in Japan
19 May 2017

A new law, which will come into force in Japan in early 2018, will require high frequency trading firms to register with Japan’s market regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) and provide evidence of proper risk management systems.

Atomic clock to give high frequency traders a time stamp
19 May 2017

MiFID II rules requiring the time stamping of trades kick in on 3rd January next year (2018) but how do you time stamp trades when several hundred occur in a second, when a trade can be initiated, and either cancelled or confirmed, in nanoseconds? The answer is: the NPL’s atomic clock.

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