Will CSAs Survive MiFID II? – Linked In blog

At the recent FIX Regional Event in Paris earlier this month there was one major question to be answered – could CSAs could be used within an RPA?  With every CSA provider trying to shoehorn current offerings into the RPA framework, firms wanted to know not only whether the regulators deem this admissible but, just as importantly, whether this is...

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FIX – ing issuance – The Desk article

Initial public and debt offerings can be messy affairs, subject to human error and frailty thanks to the largely manual processes. The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is currently investigating the equity primary market for conflicts of interest amongst dealers, after analysis showed they may give preference to investor clients. For the full article, please click here.

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Blockchain

The below articles have been suggested for distribution to the Digital Currency Working Group Members: Call for blockchain standards is premature and alarmist. (http://www.coindesk.com/blockchain-standards-alarmist/) ETFs’ argues for a bitcoin fund (http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-new-chapter-for-etfs-spider-woman-1461058202) Blockchain is about to get interesting as trial phases end (http://www.thetradenews.com/Technology/Blockchain-about-to-get-interesting-as-trial-phases-end—Euroclear/) Contributions provided by Steven Schweitzer, News Liaison, Digital Currency Working Group

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FIX EMEA Conference 2016 : Key findings – Best Execution article

On 3rd March 2016, the FIX Trading Community held its 8th annual EMEA Conference at its spiritual home, Old Billingsgate in the City of London. By numbers, the day was a huge success – a record of close to 900 delegates from 22 countries spanning Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas, featuring 40 high quality speakers, 40 sponsors, 16 sessions....

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