Adaptation to the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation

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This report examines the EU’s Securities Financing and Transactions Regulation, which is set for full implementation in Q4 2018.

Best Practices in Sellside Regulation Implementation

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GreySpark Partners presents a report that provides investment banks with guidance on how to build a forward-looking, self-regulating sellside institution that has the flexibility to adjust to ongoing regulatory demands…

Mastering MiFID II: Asia-Pacific Implementation & Compliance

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This report continues GreySpark Partners’ analysis of the impact of the second iteration of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) on the investment banking industry and on the…

The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book in the EU

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This report explores the ways in which the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) proposals would impact the ability of EU-based banks to continue operating principal-centric, front-office business and…

Mastering MiFID II: Market Structure & Pre- and Post-Trade Implications

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GreySpark Partners presents a new report Mastering MiFID II: Market Structure & Pre- and Post-trade Implications that explores the different trading venues and counterparties under the updated Markets in Financial…

Best Practices in Buyside Regulation Implementation

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This report explores the ways in which large EU- and UK-based buyside firms can run and execute change management programmes associated with the implementation of and compliance with a spate…

Best Practices in Pre-Trade Risk Controls 2016

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This report provides an update to GreySpark Partners’ Best Practices in Pre-Trade Risk Controls 2014 report, which assessed the ongoing challenges that increasingly complex electronic execution systems posed to healthy…

Mastering MiFID II: Investor Protection

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This report summarises the challenges presented by the second iteration of the EU’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) to buyside firms with European operations in the context of…

Mastering MiFID II: Implications for Execution in Investment Banking

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Assessing the Cost of Compliance This report is the first in a series of GreySpark Partners reports examining buyside and sellside business and operation imperatives associated with compliance with the…

Best Practices in BCBS 239 Compliance

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Unravelling Sellside Risk Management Data Rationalisation This report, Best Practices in BCBS 239 Compliance, summarises lessons learned by GreySpark Partners in assisting a number of investment banks in the implementation…

Trade and Transaction Reporting in the EU: Understanding the Regulatory Mandates from a Practitioner’s Perspective

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A new GreySpark Partners report, Trade and Transaction Reporting in the EU, details the status of trade reporting in European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) and transaction reporting in the Markets…

T+2 Settlement Implementation in Europe: Challenges to APAC Readiness

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GreySpark Partners presents a report that examines the significant changes to global settlement practices triggered by the EU’s Oct. 6, 2014 move to T+2 settlement. The report examines the challenges…

EU Financial Transaction Taxes

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EU Financial Transaction Taxes analyses a European Commission (EC) proposal to implement a financial transaction tax (FTT) across 11 EU member states. The report also examines the implementation of FTTs…

The Global Regulatory Landscape 2013

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GreySpark Partners present a report exploring the emerging global regulatory landscape, taking an international view of what are often regional requirements. The report, titled The Global Regulatory Landscape 2013: Five…

OTC Derivative Clearing: Navigating the New Regulatory Landscape

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Regulatory changes in the EU and US require OTC derivatives to pass through a clearing house, requiring organisational and technological changes. For More Information Please: Regulatory developments in the EU…

Best Execution: the State of Play

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This GreySpark report determines that best execution generates distinctive expectations, benefits and delivery methods across buyside and sellside players and technology providers. For More Information Please: The best execution requirement…

MiFID II: Impact of the new European Regulations

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This report highlights certain incursions that MiFID II may cause based on the amendments to MiFID, as outlined in the EC consultation paper. A salient change is that legitimate hedging…