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The Four Players Creating the Next Era of Fintech

Ralph Achkar at Colt Technology Services shares his thoughts about how multiple stakeholders play distinct, vital roles in shaping the future of fintech; and, how ultimately, their working together should yield the most fruitful solutions.

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Top 5 Critical Considerations for Developing Regulatory Operations Model

Broadridge shares the top 5 insights it gleaned from a RegTech event focused on helping firms navigate the evolving and complex regulatory landscape. The panel featured buy-side expertise around Regulatory Reporting, Data Governance, and the Lifecycle of Investment Operations.

Will the Real Jay Clayton Please Stand Up?

President Donald Trump’s selection of Jay Clayton as Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is now a matter of history. But the lingering question on the collective mind of the markets remains - what kind of SEC Commissioner or cop will he actually be? And what will his legacy be?

IHS Markit Launches MiFID II Solution for Regulatory Outreach and Repapering

IHS Markit announced the launch of its Outreach360 platform available on Counterparty Manager. Outreach360 is designed to address specific MiFID II regulatory rules including the need to manage and share documentation as well as address regulatory outreach and repapering between counterparties.

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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.