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Banks: Libor transition will happen sooner than end-2021

Jun 1, 2020 Conduct

Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo urge market participants to think of the movement in liquidity to alternative reference rates as the true transition date

MAR: Covid-19 calls for increased surveillance within firms

Jun 4, 2020 Conduct

The FCA recently said it expected market abuse cases to be on the rise throughout the coronavirus crisis, warning market participants that they should enhance their monitoring and controls

SFTR v Mifid II: central bank repo reporting still problematic

Jun 3, 2020 Compliance

Esma recently approved proposals made by Icma for the reporting of repo transactions with central banks under Mifid II, but challenges remain

Mifid II: Juggling transparency and efficiency

Jun 3, 2020 Compliance

Block trading has grown exponentially in the years since implementation, to the concern of some regulators

Frustration mounts amid stagnant Brexit talks

May 28, 2020 Compliance

The latest failed round of trade negotiations between the EU and UK risks fostering sentiments of irritation and impatience among market participants

Mifid II: European Commission reviews collide

May 28, 2020 Conduct

Market participants are concerned by a shift in the EU’s priorities and what that means for the future of research unbundling

Coronavirus highlights risk-free rates advantages for corporates

May 27, 2020 Conduct

Corporates have welcomed the usage of risk-free rates, which go down in times of crisis while the credit risk used to calculate Libor goes up

Mifid II and lit exchanges: LIS waivers only?

May 26, 2020 Conduct

Market participants believe that the directive’s aim to push trading onto venues will harm end investors