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Crypto Debated on Podcast

May 1, 2019

Crypto-currency does not have the same structure is traditional currency, but are some people missing its genius, Crypto Debated on Podcast. In the latest podcast of Pocket Dilemmas sponsored by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the group took on the topic of crypto-currency.

Brexit: £20bn UK Fintech Sector in Risk of Slowdown

April 30, 2019

Brexit, the potential withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU), remains the most pressing issue in the country and all options are still on the table. Since the referendum, many studies measuring the impact of Brexit were published. There is a broad consensus among economists and in the economic literature that Brexit will likely reduce the real per-capita income level in the UK.

One Year After MiFID II: Regulation Favors Industry Consolidation

April 30, 2019

The revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) was born and came in effect 3 January 2018. The new regulation introduced new trade-transparency requirements in equity and fixed-income markets, strengthened requirements for the provision of investment advice, and enacted new product governance rules.

CFTC Implements New SWAP Data Reporting Rule

April 29, 2019

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today approved a proposed rule to improve the quality of swap data and to update and streamline regulations related to swap data repository (SDR) operations and governance. The proposed rule is the first rulemaking that is part of the Roadmap to Achieve High Quality Swaps Data, a comprehensive review of swap reporting regulations that the CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight announced in July 2017.

FINRA Budget Examined

April 24, 2019

It’s consistent with our guiding principles that we will rely on our reserves before we take price increases,” he said. “More importantly, I’m not worried about the draw down this year on reserves because we continue to look at ways to operate the place more effectively and efficiently.”

Market Fragmentation on G20 Agenda

April 17, 2019

FSB and IOSCO have launched an initiative to identify the sources of harmful market fragmentation as one of the priorities of Japan’s G20 presidency.

House Fin Democrats Target Trump Agenda

April 11, 2019

House of Democrats appear like they are using the House Financial Services Committee to fight proxy wars with President Donald Trump. That may not be such a bad thing for traders.