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MiFID II Transparency Puts Stress on Data Architecture

Buy-side firms are facing huge changes in disclosure and transparency requirements, which could upend their data management architectures, according to this guest commentary from FlexTrade.

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Twitter Trading Look for Action

– Social media has become a de facto staple of everyday life for billions of people around the globe. But have traders and Wall Street been able to harness the power of this new medium and used it to help the trade more efficiently and profitably?

"White Label" ETF Platform Launched by Co-Founders of ETF Securities and Boost

– ETF entrepreneurs Hector McNeil and Nik Bienkowksi look to disrupt the European ETF market with the launch of Europe’s first “white label” UCITS ETF platform.

RTS 28: More to Compliance than Meets the Eye

– In this guest commentary, IHS Markit examines new reporting (trade execution) requirements imposed on asset managers by MiFID II’s RTS 28 rules.

Hong Kong Stock Exchange to Close Trading Floor

– Hong Kong Stock Exchange is closing its 32-year old trading floor in October. Brokers were given notice from the exchange operator on Monday.

Should Companies Report Stock Buybacks?

– Should companies be forced to report buybacks publicly? It’s all about protecting the small investor, John Q Public, isn’t it?

CEO CHAT: Tina Byles Williams, FIS Group

– Investment veteran is on the lookout for talented, lesser known managers in frontier and emerging markets.

Massachusetts to Probe Exchange Rebate Pricing

– Maker-taker, taker-maker, or whatever one chooses to call the way exchanges pay to attract order flow is now coming under state regulator review.

U.S. Equity Brokerage Business Down 40% Since 2009 Crisis

– The market consultancy reports that while U.S. equities have been on a tear, with the S&P 500 increasing by 3.5 times since 2009, brokerages have not participated in the bull market.

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