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Kicking off the year – some articles

There has not been much news this week, as the year gets off to a start, but there have been a few articles other published both at the end of last year and this week, with various thoughts, other than the one on this blog.

See here for a video by Siobhan Hall of S&P Global Platts explaining RTS 20. Kasper Walet has posted this article on the important of properly resourcing compliance functions in energy and commodity companies. This interview on the ETRC Summit web page with Peter Krusaa of Dong Energy looks at the shift in financial services from banking regulation to trading regulation and how commodity and energy companies can deal with it.

In the wider MiFID II world, this post on the Fidessa blog reminds that there is now under a year to go until MiFID II starts, although some requirements could be delayed.And this article on The Trade News reports on the controversy around the rules on algorithmic trading and high frequency trading. Those who engage in high frequency trading (as defined in MiFID II and the Delegated Act) are unable to use the Ancillary Activity exemption found in Article 2(1) j.

It is likely that regulatory announcements will commence next week, once the year gets into full swing.


About avivhandler

Aviv is the Managing Director of ETR Advisory, a niche consultancy focused on the regulation of the commodity, energy and financial markets. He has more than 23 years of experience in the financial, energy and commodity markets, covering regulatory compliance, credit, risk and financial technology. Prior to founding ETR, he was Partner at SunGard Global Services, where he built a Centre of Excellence in European Energy and Commodity Regulation. Before that, he founded Coherence, a consulting firm specializing in credit risk in commodity and energy trading as well as software product management. The credit practice ultimately became part of Sirius Solutions, where he was the Managing Director of Europe. He has also held management roles at KWI and Iris Financial, among other organizations. Mr. Handler holds a degree in computer science from Imperial College, University of London.


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