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ESMA publishes the final report on MIFIR alignments following thee introduction of EMIR REFIT.

12 februari in Article

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published last week a final report suggesting amendments to the trading obligation under MiFIR following the introduction of EMIR Refit. The recent changes introduced to EMIR via Refit modify the scope of counterparties subject to the clearing obligation...

ESMA: Steven Maijoor addresses Global Innovation Institute on new technologies in capital markets

01 oktober in Article

The Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), Steven Maijoor, has delivered a keynote speech on financial technology – New technologies within and beyond capital markets – at the AFME/Euromoney Global Innovation Institute conference in Paris (19 September 2018). The speech focused on technological...

SIX launches SIX Digital Exchange, an integrated trading, settlement and custody infrastructure for digital assets

24 juli in Article

SIX, the firm that manages and owns the Swiss stock exchange, announced early July the launch of a new digital asset exchange platform called SIX Digital Exchange (SDX). It will offer services for issuing and trading digital assets in a regulated environment. Indeed, SDX will be...

AFME : A Roadmap for Integrated, Safe and Efficient Post Trade Services in Europe

12 juni in Article

On 23 May 2018, AFME’s Post Trade Division has published a new White Paper setting out a vision for a future post-trade system in Europe. The paper explores the issues currently impeding progress in European post trade reform and outlines some key objectives for public authorities...

McKinsey & WFE: FinTech decoded – Capturing the opportunity in capital markets infrastructure

05 maart in Article

The report—based on a survey of The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) members and data from the McKinsey Panorama Fintech database —evaluates the fintech landscape within the capital market infrastructure (CMI) industry, potential uses of new technologies across the value chain, and areas likely to see...

Brexit : Clifford Chance – implications for contract continuity and repapering

22 februari in Article

On 16 February 2018, Clifford Chance published a list of practical options and pertinent considerations with regards contract continuity and repapering. One of the key questions firms need to consider in their Brexit planning is how to deal with cross-border financial services contracts. In a scenario...