News analysis on how banks and asset managers are implementing conduct-focused rules, including investor protection under Mifid II’s product governance frameworks and the integrity of Libor.

Brexit: financial services braces for life without equivalence

Aug 13, 2020

The desire to diverge is greater than any actual divergence, and that sentiment will drive negotiations

Market mulls USD Libor transition delay

Dec 1, 2020

The FCA and IBA have announced intentions to extend the date of cessation for contracts with the most widely used Libor term rates, causing market uncertainty at the prospect of a new timeline 

Exchanges now 'nearly ready' for Brexit

Nov 26, 2020

With the end of the transition period looming, venues and firms are increasingly prepared for the short term, though Brexit’s long-term implications for liquidity remain uncertain

BMR: market demands action on third-country benchmarks

Nov 26, 2020

Third-country benchmark rules remain a problematic area of BMR. Trade bodies are urging the authorities to push them back by another four years

IBA, FCA statements bring Libor’s end a step closer 

Nov 19, 2020

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and Libor’s administrator ICE Benchmark Administration have announced intentions to consult the market on the benchmark’s cessation

Mifid II's best execution faces uncertain future

Nov 11, 2020

With the ill-fated requirements unlikely to survive the pandemic, how regulators will assess best execution in the future is currently unknown

Poll shows that MAR is successfully combatting abuse  

Nov 11, 2020

A poll conducted during a recent industry event revealed that the regulation, although far from perfect, has so far proven to be successful

Libor fallback protocol: the X factor

Nov 5, 2020

Isda’s fallback protocol is expected to act as a significant boost for market participants’ transition efforts, but some sources claim that rushing to sign it may not be the best solution for all