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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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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.

RFQ Trading Unlocks Institutional ETF Growth

In this guest article, Tradeweb's Adam Gould talks about the introduction of disclosed, request-based trading and how it has helped expand ETF opportunities for investors.

ETF Market to Focus More on Distribution, Not Creation

The exchange traded fund market has turned a corner – moving away from new security creation to better distribution of existing products.

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Fund Fight

For years, exchange-traded fund trading volume surged. Now, it’s slumping too. Nasdaq, NYSE and BATS are now slugging it out with incentives, new order types and a new ETF-focused exchange to resuscitate trading.

Exchange-Traded Future

The major exchange operators are in pitched battle to win market share and build up volume of trading in exchanged-traded funds.

SEC Tackles Market Maker Payments

The Securities and Exchange Commission is set to decide by Dec. 8 whether to approve proposals by the Nasdaq Stock Market and NYSE Arca to permit sponsors of exchange-traded funds to pay broker-dealers for making a market in their securities.

BofA Merrill Expands ETF Algo

Bank of America Merrill Lynch plans to expand the number of exchange-traded funds traded by its ETF-specific algo. Known as ETF-aXe, the two-year-old algo currently trades 300 ETFs. The new editions could include funds that go beyond just U.S. stocks.

PIMCO's Eyes Are Fixed on ETFs

With the current volatility of the equities markets, investors know they need to have exposure to bonds, but they often desire the ease and liquidity of equities, which can be provided by exchange-traded funds. Customers want fixed-income safety and stock convenience, which has driven PIMCO-the don of bonds-into the world of ETFs.