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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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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?

Fidelity Targets ETFs

Fidelity International is looking to launch more exchange-traded funds in the second half of this year after introducing its first European ETFs this month, and may eventually consider non-equity products.

Buy-Side Faces Multiple Threats of Passive Investing, Unbundling and Cost Pressures

There are dangers lurking in the investing waters for the buyside. New research from market consultancy Tabb Group charts multiple issues – passive investing, unbundling and continued cost pressures - as real dangers to not just profitability, but to institutional investors' very existence.

MiFID II to Prompt Global Unbundling

The incoming rules separating payments for trading and research in the European Union will expand beyond the region and are likely to boost full unbundling of client commissions around the world.

SEC Clears T+2 Settlement Window, So What’s Next?

In this contributed article from Broadridge, the authors discuss how the sellside must now employ certain schema to get ready for the new shorter T+2 settlement cycle.

Research Pricing Vexes Sell Side

MiFID II's research unbundling requirement has left the sell side scratching its head in how to price its research for its buy-side clients.

MiFID II Systematic Internalizers Raise Concerns

The International Capital Market Association has warned that the introduction of the systematic internalizer regime in the bond market is one of the most complicated and nuanced MiFID II rules and may not be successful.

Fidelity Tests Blockchain Waters

As Wall Street tries to determine just how game-changing blockchain will be in optimizing processes, the nascent technology got a boost when asset-management giant Fidelity signed on to a development consortium.

Hedge Fund Branding Drives Asset Flows

In this contributed article, Agecroft's Don Steinbrugge explains why he feels smaller hedge funds will be able to garner more asset away from their larger brethren.

How Does the Buy Side Measure Performance and Attribution?

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MiFID II Regulations to Impact U.S. Asset Managers

North American broker-dealers and asset managers domiciled in the U.S. are watching their European counterparts gear up for compliance with MiFID II. But will MiFID II affect U.S. broker-dealers and asset managers based in the U.S.?

Volcker Rule Scrutinized

Without proof of the rule's success, representatives from industry associations, academia, and think tanks testified before the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investments of the House Financial Services Committee that the controversial Volcker Rule should be tweaked, if not replaced entirely.

Trade-Through Review Going Slowly

After making its recommendation to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an access fee pilot the Reg NMS subcommittee of the regulator's Equities Market Structure Advisory Committee has come up short for a pilot that would alter or eliminate Rule 611, or the trade-through rule.

Trading Rises With Clearing

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