By Ivy Schmerken, Editorial Director North American broker-dealers and asset managers domiciled in the U.S. are watching their European counterparts gear up for compliance with MiFID II. But will MiFID II affect U.S. broker-dealers and asset managers based in the U.S.? Could the massive regulation that requires asset managers to unbundle research payments from executions, …
FlexTrade today announced the appointment of Matthew York as Product Owner – Fixed Income. Based in the company’s London office, York will lead product and business development for FlexTrade’s fixed income trading solutions.
It’s been an interesting year for the FlexAdvantage blog’s coverage of industry news. From government regulations, such as MiFID II, Last Look, Tick Pilot and Maker Taker, to buy-side involvement in FX and Fixed Income as well as a 20th Anniversary celebration with FlexTrade. Here is our countdown of the Top 10 FlexAdvantage Blog posts for 2016.
European regulators are pressing to unbundle research payments from executions. Experts say that a regulatory overhaul driven by MiFID II has the potential to disrupt the global research industry. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken examines further.
Execution management system provider FlexTrade announced the integration of RSRCHXchange’s research database, which alerts traders to new research relevant to their activity. It will help clients comply with MiFID II’s unbundling requirements. FlexTrade’s Andy Mahoney comments.
FlexTrade today announced its partnership with RSRCHXchange to provide buy-side traders with immediate alerts to the availability of relevant research via the company’s FlexTRADER EMS.
The regulatory overhaul of the OTC derivatives market has brought mandatory clearing and electronic trading to standardized swaps, but many say the market structure is stuck, citing regulatory ambiguity and separate liquidity pools.
MiFID II is going to boost transparency in financial markets and improve and broaden best execution standards for the buy side, but not everyone is prepared to handle all the data. While MIFID II standards go into force as of January 3, 2017, buy side market participants have suggested there is not enough time to prepare for the technology changes.