A brokerage scandal in India led to an immediate reform which did not go through a consultation process. The resulting rules have had a significant unintended impact on client experience, which has varied across brokerages.
Ban on payment for order flow positive for the quality of the UK market. Study finds that the proportion of retail trades executing at best quoted prices increased — a win for market integrity.
Crowdfunding as an option for the offer and sale of securities became a reality when the SEC’s Regulation Crowdfunding went into effect in May.
IEX got approval from the SEC on 17 June to become the 13th registered stock exchange, as of August. Can IEX bring its intended benefits to investors? Will NASDAQ challenge the SEC’s decision?
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has released a report that aims to determine if high-frequency traders are anticipating order flow across markets. It finds …
Market structure issues rarely attract mainstream media attention. But IEX application gets to the heart of the integrity of the market, the efficacy of the regulatory framework, and whether investors have a fair opportunity to earn a return.
CFA Institute supports greater transparency over SFT activities and better monitoring of potential financial stability risks.
SIFMA proposal clings to antiquated idea that product sales is reasonable substitute for quality investment advice.
As regulators balance budget constraints with the need for proper market oversight, some are tapping external resources for support. Is it in the long-term interests of investors?
Jim Allen, CFA, hones in on three financial policy issues and their likely future in Congress post-mid-term elections.
Philip Bradford, CFA, discusses need for regulatory structure to support investor redress in retail markets and related developments in South Africa.