Regulation

Mar
02

Exchange Invest 2289: March 02, 2022

FESE DG issues powerful endorsement of open markets as Mifir review threatens to upend investment without coherent benefit and maintaining the power of nebulous dark venues while Caixin looks at Chinese HFT…
6 min read
Sep
28

Uber Regulation: A Lack of Common Foresight

The real problem with the Uber versus black cab argument is that those drawn into the frontline are missing the future while taking sides in the present which is rapidly becoming an anachronism.
4 min read
Sep
04

The Beauty of Capital Market Union

I have to admit before the process even begins - and I sincerely wish this were not to be the case but I am already an avowed CMU cynic.
3 min read
Sep
01

Technology On The Edge

In the incumbent world of financial technology, we have a series of massive 500lb gorillas, all of whom have a frankly worrying preponderance of legacy stuff that sits behind the colourful lipstick fronting this somewhat more porcine back ends.
5 min read
Jun
05

NLX: The Last Flap?

Was the NLX management merely deficient in understanding how derivatives markets work or did they really believe they could:
5 min read
Jun
02

Football’s FIFA Farce: “Sepp-ticemia” & Finance

After recent police raids, FIFA is suffering from a fundamental internal bleeding, a total disorder of the corpus, in fact. Call it Sepp-ticemia if you must...
3 min read
Mar
10

Did Duncan Do Due Diligence?

Are we supposed to conclude that Duncan “the Value Destroyer” Niederauer was too busy with NYSE Euronext to follow the ‘news’ in September 2013...
5 min read
Mar
03

The GIFT Horse?

FMC-Sebi merger needs to be handed carefully to ensure domain knowledge is not lost. Equally, future appointments to Sebi need to be very much above board and based on meritocracy
4 min read
Feb
02

NLX Seeking Partners?

... the end of a one way street unable to reverse methinks
2 min read
May
19

India: What Will Modi Do?

Hopes are that the old maxim of a “Hindu rate of growth’ may yet be entirely expunged from the Indian lexicon by the leader of the Hindu Nationalist party itself.
1 min read
Mar
16

The Dark Side of EMIR Regulation

Wails of anguish are emerging that perhaps some national regulators might be trying to eke out a protectionist advantage for their national bourses.
2 min read
Mar
09

Markets Commissioner Michel Barnier Suffers A Set-Back

I rather applaud Barnier for pushing the matter to a vote as it is democratic and transparent, despite many EPP members apparently disagreeing with such tenets.
3 min read
Mar
06

Rome Wasn’t Burnt in A Day

The SEF revolution is coming, it will be enormous and the opportunities are vast.
2 min read