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Compliance 2012: What Will the New Year Bring?

January 1 marks not only a new year but the start of a whole new regulatory and market landscape. Curious about what it means for you? The Wall Street Journal offers a series of succinct articles that we think provide

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MiFID II: Get Ready for the Big Trading Overhaul

On 20 October, the European Commission published its proposals for updating the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). The MiFID II revisions started out as a standard reassessment of EU policies, but have evolved into an extensive overhaul of trading

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MiFID Marches On

The European Commission is strengthening MiFID, and the proposed changes are likely to please some parties while vexing others. To increase competition and transparency in the wake of mega-mergers like the one proposed between Deutsche Boerse and NYSE Euronext, the

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OTC Derivatives: Will Regulatory Reform Favor the EU?

Have you been wondering if regulatory reform will look the same on both sides of the Atlantic? We have, and we think it’s unlikely. While the EU seeks largely the same types of reforms as Dodd-Frank, differences between the two

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