News analysis on how banks, asset managers and trading venues are implementing new rules, from the changing nature of market structure under Mifid II, to how firms are grappling with transparency obligations and transaction reports.

Machine-readable rules are the future of transparency regulation

May 13, 2022

New technologies and more comprehensive data standards have the potential to automate current regulatory systems, improve data quality and reduce compliance costs

Markets welcome EBA environmental risk discussion paper

May 12, 2022

The document airs some of the most important and controversial questions around efforts to incorporate ESG risks into the Basel III framework

CME initiative builds on SOFR success in futures, options

May 10, 2022

Aiming to further boost the shift away from Libor in exchange-traded derivatives, the exchange has launched its own version of SOFR First for options, with support from the ARRC

France leading the way on Europe’s ESG regulation

May 4, 2022

While some jurisdictions are still pondering TCFD implementation, France’s Article 29 has made both climate and biodiversity reporting mandatory, creating compliance challenges but also opportunities for French firms

Mifir review: markets kick back against reduced bond deferrals

May 3, 2022

A data-based analysis from AFME and Finbourne Technology of trade-out times demonstrates how reducing deferrals for large and illiquid bond trades may harm liquidity

Q&A: TNFD chair and ex-Refinitiv CEO David Craig

Apr 27, 2022

Former Refinitiv CEO David Craig discusses regulatory drivers behind the demand for ESG data, the fast-moving evolution of the space and its next challenges, and why spatial finance is the next big thing

Mifid II boosts electronic trading shift

Apr 26, 2022

The directive’s best execution rules – along with technological developments and the rise of a data-driven economy – have contributed to an increase in quantitative trading

AIFMD: firms rethinking post-Brexit plans

Apr 19, 2022

With substance and delegation requirements largely under control, asset managers are moving to the next phase of implementation and re-evaluating strategies created for Brexit