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Demystifying DEA

June 26, 2017 Comments (0)           

The following blog was originally published by Vela Trading Technologies and is reproduced here with permission
 
With less than 200 days to go until the implementation of MiFID II, the uncertainty surrounding direct electronic access (DEA) shows little sign of resolution. I recently attended a panel discussion on the topic at the IDX conference in London, at which a number of important issues were raised.
 
The concept of DEA, whereby a market participant directly accesses a...

MiFID II will change the market in six distinct ways

June 16, 2017 Comments (0)           

The following blog was originally published by Vela Trading Technologies and is reproduced here with permission
 
In March, Vela hosted an executive roundtable in London on the cross asset challenges of MiFID II. In the third and final event report, we look at the changes that participants from across the market expect to see in business models, trading patterns, and relationships.
 
No such thing as free research… Business models will change as a result of MiFID II....

MiFID II just got political

June 1, 2017 Comments (0)           

The following blog was originally published by Vela Trading Technologies and is reproduced here with permission
 
In March 2017, Vela hosted an executive roundtable in London on the cross-asset challenges of MiFID II. In the second of three event reports, we discuss how buy-side, sell-side, and market operator attendees were all keenly aware that large political and secular decisions could have a considerable effect on the impact that MiFID II will have upon their businesses....

Five Ways to Prevent MiFID II Technology Decisions from Going Wrong

April 21, 2017 Comments (0)           

The following blog was originally published by Vela Trading Technologies and is reproduced here with permission
 
On 22 March 2017, Vela hosted an executive roundtable in London on the cross asset challenges of MiFID II. In the first of three event reports, we look at how the participants, who came from across the market, emphasised the need to automate more than ever before, and for greater collaboration between buy-side, sell-side, and technology vendors.
 
Brokers and...

Promised Return from Data Assets under MiFID II

February 24, 2017 Comments (0)           

The following blog was originally published by Vela Trading Technologies and is reproduced here with permission
 
European regulators are tearing down the instinctive, qualitative world of trading and replacing it with a measurable, traceable, transparent trading grid. This rigorous framework is imposed by the re-invented Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), coming into force in January 2018. It will make data an invaluable asset for trading desks. The new rules toughen...