• ESMA has issued its final report on standards for implementing SFTR

  • The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has published near-final rules on its implementation of MiFID II

  • Commcise and ITG have paired up to combine their research payment and management solutions to provide an end-to-end solution under MiFID II

  • CACEIS has been chosen to provide cash equity clearing and settlement services to Munich-based Orca Capital GmbH for Orca’s global securities and bonds trading activity

  • The UK has officially pulled the trigger on Article 50 and commenced the two-year negotiation process that will end in its exit from the EU

  • The European Commission has prohibited the merger, saying it would cause a “de facto monopoly”, and that the proposed measures to counter this were not enough

  • Citi has been appointed to provide ETF services to Cleveland-based boutique asset manager Victory Capital

  • Banco di Desio e della Brianza, part of Gruppo Banco Desio, has selected BNP Paribas Securities Services to provide global custody for €11 billion in Italian and foreign assets

  • The French and Singapore regulators will share information on emerging fintech trends and regulatory issues pertaining to innovation in financial services

  • The custodian and fund administrator was appointed by Norfolk County Council, whose framework will be used to provide performance monitoring services to all 89 LGPS funds