The Right Place at the Right Time

Technology can’t solve all of the market’s problems. But sometimes events can conspire to make it seem like it can. James warns on the propensity among technologists to believe in false prophets.

February 2018: See You in Court

With compliance and collusion both under the microscope, Max says law courts could play a bigger role in ensuring a healthy and competitive data marketplace.

Changing the Wheels on a Moving Car

Trying to figure out how to keep an organization moving forward, while looking forward, is one of the hardest challenges in fintech today.

January 2018: Getting Your Bitcoin’s Worth

Financial firms spent a lot of last year focused on Mifid II compliance, but also clearly spent significant time following the ups and downs of cryptocurrencies - and assessing whether to invest in this new asset class.

The Bitcoin Futures Feeding Frenzy

Every exchange with a passing interest in commodities seems to be developing bitcoin futures, but the underlying asset is still a risky proposition for all but the most sophisticated—or ignorant—investors, James argues.

So This Is Mifid (II), and What Have You Done?

John reflects on how Mifid II has dominated the news in recent months and asks if the industry is really ready for such a sea change at a time when new regulation is now just part of doing business.

What to Do About Mifid II

Europe’s regulatory big bang arrives today as an evolving set of rules rather than a finished product.

December 2017: Mifid II: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

If you’ve left your Christmas shopping until the last minute, you’re not alone: Many financial market participants have also fallen behind with their plans for the holidays—and specifically for New Year, after which the second iteration of Europe’s…

Out with Old, in with the New (Regulation)

As 2017 limps to the finish line in what has been an often draining year, John previews what the sell side will be concerned with going into 2018, or as it is better known, the Year of Mifid II.

Chat Rooms and Trading Floors

“We’re a more socially-connected world, there have been advances in compliances controls, and there have been changes in social norms."

70 Minutes with Steven Maijoor

Aggelos Andreou looks back on some of the topics of conversation that didn't make his profile of Esma's Steven Maijoor.

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