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Irene Aldridge

Insights: MiFID II and the End of Brokerages As We Know Them

Technology is certainly not only enabling the requirements of transparency, it is also leveling the field as far as investors are concerned, making broker-shopping easy, argues Irene Aldridge.

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On The Move: Swiman Joins BDO As Head of Compliance

The former chief compliance officer of Aberdeen Asset Management will now lead BDO Consulting’s Regulatory & Compliance mission.

Message to EMSCA: Drop The Pilot

In this Insights op-ed, Richard John of Greenwich Associates looks at the Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee's recommendation for an Access Fee Pilot Program.

SEC Draws NYSE's Fury With Idea a Millisecond Doesn't Matter

IEX wants to impose a speed bump on its exchange of just over one-third of a millisecond -- but critics and fans of IEX’s application alike are arguing that regulators are veering into dangerous territory.

Articles

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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