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First-mover advantage

March 6, 2006

The sooner firms take action, the better positioned they will be to take advantage of the opportunities of MiFID, and to avoid an expensive panic in 2007. By Alan Jenkins.

Technology conundrum

March 6, 2006

The IT implications are mind-boggling but already the likes of MiFID Connect and the MiFID Joint Working Group are busy advising on what should be done. By Michael Imeson.

Paying through the nose

March 6, 2006

Although no-one can accurately estimate what MiFID will cost
individual firms or the industry as a whole, everyone agrees on one thing – it will cost a lot. By Michael Imeson.

Mix-and-match implementation

March 6, 2006

The European Commission has ended the debate about how MiFID should be implemented by opting for a mixture of regulation and directive – but confusion remains. By Michael Imeson.

Countdown to compliance

March 6, 2006

Investment services firms have barely 18 months to prepare for MiFID so it is imperative they understand the impact it is likely to have on their business and react accordingly. By Alan Jenkins.

Final cut (but one) of the USA Patriot Act

March 6, 2006

Foreign correspondent banks will be major losers as a result of further anti-money laundering regulation in the form of Section 312 of the USA Patriot Act, writes Michael Imeson.

Capital accord or capital discord?

March 6, 2006

Preparations for the new capital accord trundle on but there are growing fears among bankers and their supervisors that its inconsistent implementation around the world will cause problems. 

Sudden philanthropy

February 6, 2006

Industry watchers are puzzled by MasterCard’s unusual 18% voting rights allocation to a charitable foundation. Wendy Atkins reports.

Day of the MiFIDs II

February 6, 2006

We’ve seen the scary trailers for MiFID (known to equity traders as ‘Day of the MiFIDs’ after the 1960s sci-fi movie). But are we ready for the sequel, which will target bond and derivatives markets?Michael Imeson investigates.

A directive with teeth

January 2, 2006

When the Payment Services Directive begins to bite, Italians will open bank accounts in The Netherlands to avoid high charges and banks will lose a fortune. Chris Skinner examines the true nature of its teeth.

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