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Richard Bentley
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MiFID II Trade Reporting: The 60 Second Challenge

The introduction of near real-time trade reporting set to be extended beyond equity markets as part of MiFID II will broaden the visibility of trading activity in listed and OTC instruments. But guest columnist Richard Bentley shares exclusively with Traders Magazine just how can market participants bolster post-trade capabilities and prepare for the 2018 deadline?

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