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.

Mifid II pushes OTC derivative trading to unregulated cloud

Mar 2, 2021

The ambition to bring transparency to all areas of the financial market has fundamentally altered the way they operate, but some OTC derivatives are still slipping through the cracks

Debate still rages over post-Brexit euro clearing

Mar 3, 2021

A series of announcements over the past few days has placed the issue at the centre of discussions on the future of EU and UK financial services

EU post-Brexit landscape begins to shape up 

Feb 23, 2021

Changes resulting from Brexit will continue to unfold for years to come, but early features of the new financial services landscape have started to emerge, with Amsterdam taking a strong lead

Brexit creates golden opportunity for EU CCPs 

Feb 18, 2021

The European Commission's encouragement to move positions away from UK CCPs is creating an unprecedented chance for EU clearinghouses to increase their market share

Mifid II/Mifir review will be both broad and technical

Feb 8, 2021

As this year’s much-anticipated review draws closer, Tilman Lueder, head of the securities markets unit at the European Commission, reveals priority areas

NY budget’s SOFR fallback proposal faces backlash

Jan 27, 2021

Provisions within Governor Cuomo’s budget to make fallbacks to the rate mandatory have been met with objections, but sources argue the decision is good for the industry

Brexit: firms no longer interested in equivalence

Jan 21, 2021

Regulatory equivalence between EU and UK rules is a continuous source of contention for financial services, but sources say that they are past it

Financial services continue to operate in no-deal Brexit settings

Jan 18, 2021

Although a trade agreement has been signed between the EU and the UK, financial services firms say this has changed very little

Special reports

Latest report

Following more than 40 hours of interviews with 63 sources across financial services, Practice Insight’s landmark investigation into the accumulative impact of the financial crisis is now available