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Is the Maker-Taker Pilot DOA?

In this guest commentary, FlexTrade reports that after more than a decade of debate, regulators are poised to finally act on a pilot for maker-or-taker pricing.

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No Action Sometimes Is the Better Course of Action

According to guest Blogger Christian Voigt, sometimes the best thing to do when regulating a market is not to rush but rather to take a pause and assess the potential impact first.

Not All Tails Wag the Dog

In this guest blog, Fidessa's Christian Voigt discusses the issues surrounding clock synchronization under the new MiFID II RTS 25 regime.

Rolling Back the Fiduciary Rule: A Primer

In a new commentary by Crow & Cushing examines the process for rolling back existing regulations and what to expect in the case of the “fiduciary” rule.

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Demystifying Dodd-Frank

Commissioner Scott O'Malia of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is on a mission. He says the process of writing new over-the-counter derivative contract rules needs more transparency. Over the past year he has repeatedly called for more roundtables and public comment on how rules are written. Why is this important? Because these rules, among other things, will determine which OTC derivative contracts must go through a clearing process and which ones can continue to use the old bilateral, dealer-to-dealer model.

In the CARDS

FINRA's use of broker data to protect investors is under attack: Are they protecting investors or covering for bad brokers?

Structural Changes in Canada

More change is coming to the equity trading markets of the Great White North.

SEC Approves BATS Merger

It's all but official now - BATS Global Markets and Direct Edge Holdings will become a unified company.

Buyside Welcomes FINRA Query

Institutional investors welcome the equities market regulator's probe on broker-dealer order routing methodology.

Beware of New Rules

Understanding the likely form of new rules-like Regulation SCI - is essential for traders and investment firms so they can prepare for their inevitable implementation.

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