As we’re sure you know, the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) was implemented by European policymakers after the 2008 financial crisis. The latest update, MiFID II, goes into effect on January 3, 2018, and covers a wide array of regulatory categories.
What you may not realize (yet) is it will be crucial to have complete and accurate reference data in order to comply.
Is YOUR reference data ready? Here are just a few of the new MiFID II regulations that will test your reference data…
It’s been an eventful few weeks in the world of index constituents, specifically which types of companies will be permitted in broad stock indices. Two of the largest index companies, FTSE Russell and S&P Dow Jones Indices, have issued new rules regarding voting rights and which companies may join their indices.
Buy-side firms have unprecedented access to data, and powerful tools to analyze that data. This is a good thing. However, if everyone has access to the same data and similar tools to analyze it, the quest for alpha becomes harder than ever. So institutional investors are looking for new data sets from which to extract alpha. We present to you… Alternative Data.
Alpha is the needle in the haystack, but now everyone is on the haystack with awesome pitchforks