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ESMA Moves to Tighten Up Algo Surveillance

Originally published in Markets Media Algo trading has grown increasingly complex over the last decade. In 2007, the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) permitted competition with the national stock exchanges who had previously monopolised equity trading. As venues proliferated, smart order routers and dark pool algorithms were introduced in the region to navigate the …

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Buy or Build? For Trade Surveillance, It’s Now Time to Decide

Originally published in A-Team Insight By Joseph Schifano, Global Head of Regulatory Affairs, Eventus Systems. Buy or build? It’s a question that has long vexed capital markets firms, especially given the rapid evolution of electronic trading and the technological complexity that has come with it. Individual circumstances will vary, but between the numerous vendors and …

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Trade Surveillance Experts Seek to Bridge Traditional-Digital Asset Divide

Originally published in Traders Magazine The rise of bitcoin, ether and other cryptocurrencies has challenged market infrastructure and technology providers to enable digital-asset trading with the same efficiency, reliability, and speed as they do for traditional asset classes such as equities, options and fixed income. And where there are trades in a regulated marketplace in …

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The Great Return: Exchange and Digital Asset Issues Highlight Day Two of STA’s 88th Annual Conference

Originally published in TabbFORUM On Thursday, Security Traders Association continued its 88th Annual Market Structure Conference in Washington, D.C, dubbed “The Great Return.” Highlights from Day Two included sessions featuring industry leaders like NYSE Group President Stacey Cunningham, former CFTC Chairman J. Chris Giancarlo, MayStreet Chief Policy Officer Manisha Kimmel and others who offered their …

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Insider dealing: amping up surveillance measures

Originally published in Risk.Net Joe Schifano, global head of regulatory affairs at Eventus, examines how volatility resulting from the Covid‑19 pandemic has made markets more susceptible to insider dealing activity, prompting regulators to urge firms to reinforce surveillance measures as their existing methods may no longer be sufficient Financial markets have always been vulnerable to …

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What is the regulatory outlook for virtual asset exchanges in Hong Kong and Singapore?

Originally published in Forkast  By Vince Turcotte, Sales Director, Asia Pacific at Events Systems Hong Kong Right now, Hong Kong has the clearest and most detailed requirements for licensing of VASPs of any jurisdiction in Asia. It begins with the Securities and Futures Ordinance, a foundational document for the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). In …

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The Financial Technologist (2nd Edition): Eventus Embraces Global Expansion, Digital Assets to Fuel Rapid Growth

Originally published in Harrington Starr’s The Financial Technologist (2nd Edition) By: Eric Einfalt, Chief Strategy Officer, Eventus When we launched Eventus at the end of 2014, we had one goal in mind: provide a better mousetrap to firms in the capital markets space to efficiently meet their obligation to surveil their trading activity and manage …

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Behind the Scenes of EU Crypto Regulation

Originally published in The Block By Joseph Schifano, Global Head of Regulatory Affairs at Eventus Defining new crypto market regulation in Europe is a delicate balance, according to Peter Kerstens, European Commission Advisor, presenting at the recent Shining a Light on Digital Asset Markets Conference 2021, hosted by Eventus and the Association for Digital Asset Markets …

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Crypto Surveillance – Regulators Take Digital Assets Seriously

By: Joe Schifano, Global Head of Regulatory Affairs, Eventus Systems   Originally published in Mondovisione Crypto trading is going mainstream. With the imminent launch of several new digital securities exchanges, and announcements of inter-bank transactions in digital assets becoming daily news, financial institutions must prepare to offer trading and investment in a diverse range of …

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