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The Best Executed defence means no penalties.

[fa icon="calendar'] 29-Jun-2018 15:43:19 / by David Woolcock posted in World Cup, Banking, Blog, Best Execution, MiFID II, MiFID, Compliance, Regulation, regulatory reporter

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As the data publishing season for best execution begins, it is timely to look at what is required, and what will be required going forward.

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Doing the 'Right thing'...

[fa icon="calendar'] 06-Jun-2018 16:16:43 / by David Woolcock posted in Banking, Blog, MiFID II, Global Code, Regulation, Compliance

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Eurobase has just given me a reusable coffee/tea mug in support of World Environment Day. This should arrest the use of plastic in the office and help our seas and oceans, albeit in a very small way, but every little helps! Cycling into work, I heard on the radio about the tremendous amount inspired teachers do to educate our children on environmental matters. I can personally attest to the “nag factor” our teenagers bring to correct the ways of their elders! Overall, it is about doing the “right thing”.

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MiFID II ISINs - If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm.

[fa icon="calendar'] 23-Feb-2018 12:27:40 / by David Woolcock posted in Banking, Blog, MiFID II, MiFID, Compliance, Regulation, regulatory reporter

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In my last blog The week that was the MiFID II deadline I highlighted the issue with LEI’s. This time it seems it is the turn of ISINs that are causing some turbulence below the surface of what otherwise has been a great industry effort to get the good ship (MiFID II) launched and implemented without any sharp squalls driving us onto the rocks.

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The week that was MiFID II deadline week……..

[fa icon="calendar'] 16-Jan-2018 12:32:50 / by David Woolcock posted in Banking, Blog, MiFID II, Regulation, Compliance

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So the 3
rd of January came to pass and the City was not plunged into meltdown by the implementation of MiFID II/MiFIR. Some confusion reigned due to the late announcement of 6-month smoothing exercise to the implementation of LEI’s. The summary statement was – 

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T'was the night before Christmas

[fa icon="calendar'] 19-Dec-2017 11:01:57 / by Kathryn Emerson posted in Blog, Banking, MiFID, MiFID II, Compliance, Regulation

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T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the bank,

Treasury Managers were wondering who they should thank,

For the upcoming challenges they were due to face,

And new regulation they have to embrace.

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Advent surprises and few bells jingled!

[fa icon="calendar'] 11-Dec-2017 11:54:00 / by David Woolcock posted in Banking, Compliance, Regulation, Advent, PSD2, Blog, MiFID, MiFID II

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Trick or treat? What ghouls & demons can we expect to be knocking on our doors? MiFID III (yes three!) possibly a big demon?

[fa icon="calendar'] 31-Oct-2017 10:12:46 / by David Woolcock posted in ACI, Banking, MiFID, MiFID II, Blog, Halloween, Compliance, Regulation

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Halloween got me thinking as to what demons the European markets might expect on a spooky night like tonight. What could come knocking at our doors and will they be trick or a treat? 

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A hash of regulation for breakfast

[fa icon="calendar'] 06-Oct-2017 13:31:33 / by David Woolcock posted in Blog, Banking, MiFID II, Regulation, Compliance

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Best Execution? Results: F, C, A – ‘Could do Better!’

[fa icon="calendar'] 13-Sep-2017 12:13:44 / by Kathryn Emerson posted in Best Execution, Banking, MiFID II, Blog

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Recent news reports suggest parents, teachers and employers are unhappy about the new GCSE grading system that was used for the first time in pupil results announced two weeks ago. A lack of clarity of the new scoring system has been blamed for the confusion.

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So, what is PSD 2?

[fa icon="calendar'] 25-Jul-2017 09:54:17 / by Matt Townsend posted in Banking, Regulation, Compliance, Software, MiFID II, PSD2, Blog

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A little while back I wrote about how the 'Internet of Things' is changing the way customers interact with Banks. 

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ACI Dublin – Voice trading under MiFID II and No Free Pass for Spot FX

[fa icon="calendar'] 19-May-2017 16:49:03 / by David Woolcock posted in Banking, Best Execution, MiFID II, Regulation, Compliance, Blog

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 One of the takeaways I had from numerous conversations at the ACI Congress in Dublin, where Eurobase participated, was the question “how do we continue to offer voice trading, which is what customers want, and be compliant with MiFID II?”

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An alarming thought for attendees at the forthcoming International Banking Conference 2017 hosted by the Association of Foreign Banks.

[fa icon="calendar'] 04-May-2017 12:32:30 / by David Woolcock posted in Banking, MiFID II, AFB, events

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In the FT today comes the news that UK branches of foreign banks will have to adhere to whistleblowing rules that allow staff to voice concerns to City watchdogs without having to tell their employers. 

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