MiFID II vs MiFIR: Are they the same thing or different?

MiFID II vs MiFIR: Are they the same thing or different?

MiFID II regulation is coming up in January 2018, with it are a bunch of new rules for financial firms. Making things confusing are an array of acronyms referred to when discussing MiFID II such as MIFIR, APAs, ARMs, KIDS etc. One of the most notable confusions is in regards to MiFIR and MiFID II. In this post, we explain the two.

Do Bitcoin, Ethereum and Cryptocurrency CFDs need to be reported for EMIR Regulation?

Do Bitcoin, Ethereum and Cryptocurrency CFDs need to be reported for EMIR Regulation?

Quick, do a Google search for Ethereum. There is a good chance that you will see an ad from a broker like this one. After being on fire in 2013 and then falling in 2014, bitcoins and the wider cryptocurrency industry are back. Helping lead the way has been ethereum, a distributed ledger technology created from the ground for users to launch their own crypto based assets. Most recently, ethereum has been used to power many multi-million dollar Initial Coin Offerings…

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MiFID II – How it effects non-EU financial firms

MiFID II – How it effects non-EU financial firms

MiFID II is hitting the EU in January 2018. But if you are a financial firm and aren’t based in the EU, you shouldn’t worry, right? Well, not quite, while MiFID II is an EU based directive, it has ramifications that are going to affect financial companies from around the globe.

Looking for another MiFID II delay? You’re out of luck

Looking for another MiFID II delay? You’re out of luck

With a wide range of reporting and operational requirements being put in place when MiFID II goes into effect, few in the financial industry in the EU and globally are excited about the coming regulation. Initially scheduled to go into effect on January 2017, in early 2016, the European Commission delayed its enactment until January 2018.

Preparing for MiFID II: Forex/CFD and Binary Options Brokers

Preparing for MiFID II: Forex/CFD and Binary Options Brokers

MiFID II reporting is a large project to undertake. The article covers steps to put a development roadmap in place to reduce the hassle. The article was prepared for and first appeared in the Event Magazine for the iFX EXPO International conference that took place in Cyprus last month.

Bloomberg Trade Repository for EMIR Reporting Registered by ESMA

Bloomberg Trade Repository for EMIR Reporting Registered by ESMA

Starting June 7th, firms reporting for EMIR will have a new trade repository (TR) that they can submit their reports to. After a lengthy registration process, Bloomberg Trade Repository Limited (BTRL) has been officially approved by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).

Cappitech Launches MiFID II Suite of Technology for Transaction and Trade Reporting

Cappitech Launches MiFID II Suite of Technology for Transaction and Trade Reporting

Cappitech has extended its cross-regulation Transaction Reporting technology to support MiFID II reporting to ARMs With less than nine month until MiFID II goes into effect on January 2018, European financial firms are scrambling to put into place processes to be compliant with the regulation. To help reduce the technology burden of creating and sending daily and real-time reports, financial technology firm, Cappitech, has extended capabilities of their Capptivate Regulation Reporting platform to support MiFID II.

Breaking EMIR Reporting news: European Commission proposes changes to reduce obligations

Breaking EMIR Reporting news: European Commission proposes changes to reduce obligations

After issuing their EMIR Review in November 2016, the European Commission (EC) today is proposing major changes to EMIR reporting. The goal of the amendments is to reduce costs to business that fall under scope of EMIR and create simpler reporting standards while keeping intact the existing oversight and transparency created by the EMIR reporting regime since its arrival in 2014.