Recent posts

  • Neil Hookway

    Regime change and regulatory fallout

    16 Apr 2014: With anti-Euro sentiment rife in some member states, and with many candidates campaigning on issues surrounding investment banking, the outcome of the forthcoming European elections will have a significant impact on the scope and severity of MiFID II and MiFIR.

  • Francis Cook

    To delegate, or not to delegate…

    14 Apr 2014: The introduction of mandatory trade reporting under EMIR has forced firms to make a number of tough operational decisions. One of the main choices facing those affected has been the decision on whether or not to delegate their trade reporting to a third party.

  • Jeremy Taylor

    The Mifid II monster

    7 Apr 2014: The intricacies of MiFID II are still being finalised, but its broad scope and depth are clear indications that it's a regulatory monster in the making. Although the full impact of the reform may not be felt until late 2016 / early 2017, firms wishing to placate this beast will need to start work now.

  • Malcolm Hobday

    Out with the new, in with the old

    2 Apr 2014: In his latest blog, Malcolm Hobday (Securities Lending specialist, Rule Financial) discusses the challenges posed by regulatory reform to the securities lending industry and makes the case for the reintroduction of ‘old fashioned values’ in a post regulatory environment.

  • James Tomkinson

    Collateral optimisation and the buyside

    24 Mar 2014: Although many buyside firms are still struggling to meet the requirements of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) trade reporting mandate, some appear to have surmounted the trade reporting challenge and are now beginning to focus their attention on optimising their collateral processes.