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Sarah Underwood

The European Commission has responded to the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) request to postpone the compliance deadline of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) with a proposal for a one-year extension of the deadline to 3 January 2018.

Sarah Underwood

Xignite, a provider of market data cloud solutions for fintech firms and financial institutions, has raised $20.5 million in a funding round led by Tokyo based Quick, a member of the Nikkei Group and Japan’s largest information provider. As a result of the funding, Xignite will partner Quick to deliver its data solutions in Asian markets and will deliver Quick’s proprietary financial data through its application programing interfaces (APIs).

Sarah Underwood

Regulation will have a significant impact on the trading community this year with Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) expected to present the most onerous challenges. Other regulations likely to cause headaches include the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s proposed Regulation AT covering automated trading, the Market Abuse Directive and Market Abuse Regulation that take effect in July, and European Market Infrastructure Regulation, which is well past its deadline date, but is not yet working well.

Sarah Underwood

A-Team Group’s Intelligent Trading Summit got off to a great start last week with A-Team chief content officer Andrew Delaney enjoying a fireside chat with BNP Paribas head of electronic execution strategy Kee-Meng Tan. Delaney and Tan discussed the need for speed in electronic trading, the adoption of new technologies and opportunities to look beyond the financial services industry for inspiration. They also highlighted the drag on electronic trading caused by increasing regulation, particularly Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II).

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According to Albert Einstein “…is so that everything doesn’t happen at once”. Consider yourself in the shoes of a timekeeper of athletic events. The stakes are high, consequently the choice of tools for the job imperative. Endurance or sprint? This question is at the forefront when it comes to providing the appropriate accuracy and granularity - seconds, tenths and hundredths of a second for a 100 metre race – hours, minutes and seconds to the marathon.

Undertaken by research partner Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, and led by Professor Argimiro Arratia, author of Computational Finance: An Introductory Course with R, this research was conducted on Acuity’s eleven news - based public sentiment indices to identify which sentiment indicator or combination of indicators provided the most reliable forecast.

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