Financial markets overhaul

European regulators are reshaping the region’s trading markets with a review of its flagship financial markets directive, Mifid, and a new piece of legislation, Emir

Wealth advice: are you paying a fair price?

Clients are still finding it hard to compare costs

Unproductive: caring too much does not make our employer any richer

Reliable research keeps markets liquid

Analyst insight gives value well beyond a buy or sell rating

Mars and oil groups pan commodities rules

Chocolate group and oil companies argue shake-up will hit prices

Mifid II needs to uphold spirit of reform

Esma urged to ensure open access

Europe urged to uphold market reforms

Exchange chiefs say ‘guiding vision’ of Mifid II must be upheld

Traders’ alarm at Europe’s stricter rules

Industry needs to step up efforts to inform policy makers

Trafigura hits at European trading rules

Commodity traders and energy groups seek Mifid II concessions

11/2/10 2:57:38 PM Intercontinental Exchange President and CEO Jeff Sprecher photographed in Chicago, IL during an interview with Hal Weitzman © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2010

ICE chief warns over UK derivatives trade

Shift to other markets likely to accelerate under new EU rules

Comment: Unbundling rules will get tougher

Regulators clear on objectives, says Richard Balarkas

Shining a light on dark pools

Solutions have been found to problems that did not exist, writes Rob Boardman

Asset managers offer new cost disclosures

Proposals fall short of single figure on trading costs

Reveal fees, discretionary managers told

Report casts doubt on transparency of charges

BlackRock and MarketAxess target Europe

US corporate bond trading venture begins in London

Europe pulls back on research cost revamp

FCA plan to separate brokers’ costs hits hurdles

Europe attracted by US derivatives pull

Rise in interest rates trading and credit default swaps clearing to the States

Regulatory ‘typhoon’ on course for Europe

Wealth managers and private banks compelled to show ‘all-in’ cost

The European market data debate

Europe in dispute over providing trading data to investors

Clearing house recovery plan urged

Regulators’ report says clearing houses continuity ‘essential’

ICE Clear Europe redraws Emir application

UK company to change margin model under new rules

Europe delays FX derivatives reporting

Esma agrees to two-year pushback after UK opposition

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