The Big Interview: Paul Mingay


MiFID - the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive - comes into effect on November 1, 2007. The directive includes new pre- and post-trade transparency requirements for equity markets, which many expect will eventually be extended to the bond markets.

The sell side is quick to argue that increased transparency is not necessarily a good thing - but then they would: transparency means reduced margin for them.

So what does the buy side think? Is increased transparency desirable, or even necessary

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