The European Council has stated that cross-business is essential for growth, and that unnecessary obstacles should be removed to reap the economic benefits. The Council advocates sound, fair and non-discriminatory national supervisory practices within...
HM Treasury and the FSA have published a joint implementation plan for the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). The plan covers the UK’s approach to the consultation and the planned timetables to changes to UK legislation and FSA rules....
The EU's Markets in Financial Instruments Directive will dramatically transform the structure of the market data industry, according to market participants.
A survey by the international financial services firm KPMG has found that European executives are under-prepared for the implementation of the European Union’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid).
The European Union has published draft implementation rules on its Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid), giving Europe's financial institutions greater clarity on how to comply with the directive. But some bankers have criticised the potential...
BRUSSELS – In early February, the European Commission tabled formal draft proposals for the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) Level 2 text, detailing new trade reporting and transparency requirements for securities industry participants.
The UK Financial Services Authority has confirmed that its detailed rules on training and competence (T&C) will not apply from next year to those individuals in financial firms who deal only with wholesale or non-private customers.
CIOs face a new world of regulation and their saving grace is preparation.
In Operational Risk ’s second annual survey on compliance, executives focus on the cost of regulatory initiatives. By Dianne See Morrison
MiFID's success hinges on IT prospects, write Choongo Moonga and Phil Craig . But many in the industry are balking at the costs involved
The UK's Financial Services Authority is worried about what the new regulations will mean for British investment firms.
A piece of compliance is presenting firms with such a technology hurdle that industry players are predicting a new host of opportunities.
A new regulation from the European Union will transform market structure—and cost investment firms billions to comply. In the meantime, IT strategists are taking a leading role in lobbying European regulators.
The connected problems of Basel II and MiFID compliance were the subject of a round table discussion group in London in mid-July
The EU's Markets in Financial Instruments Directive has been described as one of the most far-reaching overhauls of the financial industry ever. But with Basel II dominating the headlines, few firms have yet started to prepare in earnest for the 2007...
BRUSSELS - The implementation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) rolls on, much to the chagrin of some financial services firms.
The EU’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) has appeared like a bolt from the blue for most op risk managers. Should they be scared? By Duncan Wood
The UK's Financial Services Authority (FSA) has officially announced that it is putting the implementation of 'SYSC 3A - Operational Risk', part of the 'Prudential Sourcebook', on ice.
The UK's Financial Services Authority announced at the September meeting of the Operational Risk Standing Group (ORSG) that it would be delaying, until further notice, the implementation of the Prudential Sourcebook text for 'systems and controls'.