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The Trading Mesh

September 2016

Under surveillance: Getting to grips with the new Market Abuse Regulation

September 30, 2016 Comments (0)           

In this article, Mike O’Hara and Adam Cox of The Realization Group look at how prepared financial firms are for reporting requirements under new Market Abuse Regulation (MAR). Many firms that previously did not need to worry about market abuse – at least from a regulatory compliance perspective – now must put in place systems that will enable them to report to their local watchdogs any suspicious activity in near-real time. The regulation throws up a host of issues, from broad...

The secret to Nordic fintech success? A culture of curiosity and creativity

September 15, 2016 Comments (0)           

 
In this article, Mike O’Hara and Adam Cox of The Realization Group examine the factors behind a seemingly unusual success story. Despite small populations and a relatively conservative banking scene, the Nordic region is one of the most dynamic places in the world of financial technology. Many in the Nordics will cite the legacy of OM, a derivatives exchange that evolved into a regional powerhouse that was ultimately taken over by NASDAQ, and which spawned a generation of fintech...