Financial Regulatory Forum

NYSE Euronext lobbying more, rosy on market reform

By Reuters Staff
April 30, 2010

By Jonathan Spicer

NEW YORK, April 29 (Reuters) – NYSE Euronext has ramped up its lobbying effort in Europe, and the exchange operator’s chief said that it should benefit from regulatory changes on both sides of the Atlantic.

Is regulation too risky to leave to politicians? EU banks think so

By Reuters Staff
April 28, 2010

By Huw Jones

Put regulation in the hands of politicians and, well, it becomes politicised.

That, anyway, is what Europe’s new kid on lobbying block, the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME’s), told the Reuters Regulation Summit about EU plans to crack down on opaque derivatives markets by insisting on central clearing of standardised contracts, trade reporting and even exchange trading. (more…)

EU regulators propose tougher off-exchange rules

By Reuters Staff
April 13, 2010

By Huw Jones

LONDON, April 13 (Reuters) – Banks and brokers in the¬†European Union that manage share trades for clients in-house to avoid the cost of using a stock exchange face a crackdown under reforms proposed by the bloc’s regulators on Tuesday.

LSE to join banks to operate Turquoise platform

By Reuters Staff
February 1, 2010

LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) – The London Stock Exchange will join forces with banks to operate alternative trading venue Turquoise, the exchange’s chief executive said on Monday.

Europe accord on consolidating share data urged

By Reuters Staff
January 20, 2010

LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Europe’s data companies, investors and brokers should reach an agreement on consolidating reporting of share prices to help unify fragmented markets, said news and data vendor Thomson Reuters.

Government intervention said unlikely in EU share-data fragmentation

By Reuters Staff
September 8, 2009

By Huw Jones
LONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Fragmentation of share trading data makes it harder for European investors to spot the best prices but there is no appetite so far for public intervention, industry officials said on Tuesday.
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British regulator launches equities review, dark pools a focus – report

By Reuters Staff
August 4, 2009

LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Britain’s Financial Services Authority (FSA) has launched a wide-ranging review of UK equity markets, covering aspects such as high-frequency trading and so-called “dark pools,” the Financial Times reported. (more…)