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The Impact of MiFID

Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) has been described as pure cost pain for little liquidity gain by some. What might the impacts be for the financial services firms in terms of conduct of business, data management and best execution and order-handling processes? asks Dr Anthony W Kirby, Fellow of European Think Tank Promethee and…

RDUG Joins ISITC, FPL, FISD To Forge MiFID Working Group

The Reference Data Users Group (RDUG) has thrown in its cards with three other industry lobby groups to form a joint working group to address compliance issues spurred by the European Union’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), whose implementation date of early 2007 is causing ructions within the securities industry operations community. Writing exclusively…

Cicada, Algorithmics Set Details of Venture to Supply Cleansed Data in Risk Solutions

Cicada and Algorithmics are working to finalise the details of a new jointly-owned company they plan to establish, that will develop and provide multi-source clean, structured data and managed risk solutions to users of Algorithmics’ Algo Suite of products. A third partner, Investors Guaranty is funding and supporting the venture. The alliance, announced during April,…