Tradetech Liquidity to Address Key Issues in Equities Trading in the Wake of the MiFID Review

31 August 2010

TradeTech Liquidity is a fantastic opportunity for market practitioners and regulators to keep up to date with the latest developments in the market and make decisions on-site.

The 3rd annual TradeTech Liquidity is taking place on Thursday, November 25th in London, Tower Guoman. TradeTech Liquidity 2010 provides you with interactive panel and roundtable discussions that will dig deeper into the hottest issues in the industry:

• Accessing Liquidity
• Regulation
• Transaction Cost Analysis
• High Frequency Trading and Technology
• Accessing Multiple Dark Pools
• Achieve Best Execution
• Smart Order Routing

Here’s a snapshot of the summary of the issues that one of our panellists, Tim Rowe, Manager of the Trading Platforms and Settlement Policy of Financial Services Authority will be unveiling at the event:

What has been the general feedback from the industry on MiFID?

The feedback has been varied, as would be expected given the breadth of the review. The key theme that emerges above all others, though, is the need for greater and better quality transparency in the markets.

What would the FSA like to change in the regulation and what would you like to get out of MiFID II?

The key concern of UK market participants has been post-trade transparency […] The FSA endorses the changes proposed to the scope and detail of MiFID’s transparency requirements, and we will be engaging in the European discussions to help flesh out the requirements to ensure they are right. Read more at http://www.wbresearch.com/tradetechliquidity/

What will FSA’s main focus be in the next 12 months with regards to equities markets?

A key focus will be to follow up on the work done within CESR on the MiFID review, helping to form a sensible and comprehensive package of regulatory change. Ensuring the regulatory framework going forward is appropriate for the markets and their various participants is a significant challenge.

In your opinion, how can events like TradeTech Liquidity assist the regulators and the industry in shaping and influencing the regulation and practices?

The FSA has worked hard to engage with the industry to help inform the MiFID review. Clearly the industry needs to be fully involved, and conferences and other industry forums are crucial to sharing ideas and informing thinking.

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