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Lee Hodgkinson, Euronext

CAC 40 Dividend Index and AEX Dividend Index Futures now available for US participants

Mon, 26/06/2017 - 08:13

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has confirmed its non-objection for Euronext to grant direct trading access to US participants on the CAC 40 Dividend Index Futures and the AEX Dividend Index Futures. »

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MTI, Chairman, President and consultant to pay USD5m to settle CFTC charges

Fri, 23/06/2017 - 11:06

McVean Trading & Investments, LLC (MTI), a Memphis-based Futures Commission Merchant (FCM), its Chairman and CEO, Charles Dow McVean, Sr, President, Michael J Wharton, and long-time MTI consultant Samuel C Gilmore (Gilmore) are to pay USD5 million to settle CFTC charges that they manipulated the live cattle futures market. »

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Dubai Mercantile Exchange secures CFTC authorisation for direct trading access from the US

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 10:26

The US CFTC has issued an Order of Registration (Order) to Dubai Mercantile Exchange Limited (DME), a Foreign Board of Trade (FBOT) located in the Dubai International Financial Centre of the United Arab Emirates, allowing DME to provide its identified members or other participants located in the US with direct access to its electronic order entry and trade matching system. »

Jeremy Davies, RSRCHXchange

Eighty five per cent of asset managers expect to comply with MiFID II in Q4 or later, says RSRCHXchange

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 10:04

A new survey by RSRCHXchange shows a significant slippage in terms of timing for MiFID II compliance, with the vast majority of asset managers leaving this until Q4 or later, despite the regulations coming onto effect in January 2018. »

Charles Gillanders, Quintillion

Getting to grips with regulatory reporting

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 18:09

Regulatory reporting has become a critical component of running an alternative investment fund. This requires well-developed data sourcing and data management processes to help ensure that fund managers remain compliant.  »

Lars Dijkstra, Kempen Capital Management

Kempen Capital Management to absorb investment research costs

Mon, 19/06/2017 - 09:26

Beginning in 2018, Kempen has decided to cover external investment research costs as part of its strategy to comply with MiFID II. These costs however may still be passed on to clients under strict conditions. »

Pedro Fernandez, Research Pool

ResearchPool launches MiFID II solution

Tue, 13/06/2017 - 10:28

Investment research platform ResearchPool has launched an MiFID II solution for investment firms to manage budget, spending, consume and evaluate research, named Tool for Research Usage and Evaluation (TRUE). »

Gurvinder Singh, Indus Valley Partners

Indus Valley Partners launches new MiFID II regulatory reporting service

Tue, 13/06/2017 - 10:09

Indus Valley Partners (IVP), a provider of services and solutions to alternative asset managers, has launched a new regulatory filing service for the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II). »

Nick Bayley, Duff & Phelps

MiFID II: A leviathan in waiting?

Thu, 08/06/2017 - 10:09

By Nick Bayley (pictured), Duff & Phelps – A few weeks ago I visited South Africa where I met numerous buy-side firms, some with UK or European subsidiaries and some who operated solely out of that country.  Apart from the dreaded Brexit, the other question that in came up in all the conversations was to ask how much the tentacles of MiFID II might extend beyond Europe.  In short, what is the reality of its extra-territoriality?  »

Laura Kholodenko, IHS Markit

IHS Markit launches derivatives collateral management solution

Thu, 08/06/2017 - 08:56

IHS Markit has launched Collateral Manager, an end-to-end solution for calculating margin, settling margin calls and managing margin disputes. »


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