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What happens if and when one of the large CCPs runs into a major default by one or more of its members? George Bollenbacher, CMA’s Head of Regulatory Reform, takes a deep dive into the risks and regulatory requirements.

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Are you curious about how MiFID II and MiFIR will be implemented, both in Europe and for US investment firms? Check out CMA’s George Bollenbacher’s analysis of the latest Q&A’s released from ESMA now on TabbFORUM. Read the article here:

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On December 8, 2016, Capital Markets Advisors and SoftwareAG lead an industry discussion over the business requirements and technology for solving compliance on new Market Abuse Regulations. CMA’s Head of Regulatory Compliance, George Bollenbacher, was one of the featured speakers. If interested in future events, or to learn more about MAR and its effects upon the industry, contact us.

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CMA was once again one of the corporate sponsors of Wall Street Rocks, this time for their Veterans Benefit Concert on December 16, 2016 at The Highline Ballroom in NYC. Wall Street Rocks is an important and unique non-profit organization with collaborative efforts from employees across the financial, technology and entertainment industries focused on supporting heroic Americans who have served our nation. From brave soldiers deployed around the world to protect our… Read More »

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As market participants worldwide get serious about preparations for MiFID II, how the EU rules compare with the same approaches in other jurisdictions continues to be an important question. The disparities between the EU rules for best execution and those in the US are very large. CMA’s George Bollenbacher examines the different requirements, warning that the disparities are likely to cause another cross-border nightmare for market participants. Check out the… Read More »

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“How liquid are the markets today? Lately, everyone seems to want to know, and many regulatory regimes vary their requirements based on the liquidity of the instrument under consideration.” Want to know more? Check out this pertinent and timely article from CMA’s George Bollenbacher to find out!

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Understanding market evolution is critical for all market participants’ survival. But only if firms become accustomed to an ongoing evolutionary effort will they start to see the real benefits. Check out the final article in the exciting “Market Evolution” series where CMA’s George Bollenbacher lays out guiding principles to help firms respond to market evolution.

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Have you missed the “Market Evolution” series and want to learn all about the changing face of European markets and how to adapt to an evolving European Union economic landscape? Read the “EU Regulation Series” here, and sign up below if you’d be interested in attending a Webinar on the topic of the European capital markets.  

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Excellent video interview from TabbFORUM with CMA partner, Mike Zimits, on the future of Blockchain in the industry and how firms can utilize this technology to get the most out of their investments

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Bill Gates referred to banks as dinosaurs more than 20 years ago. Today, with intensifying regulation, shrinking profitability and increasing threats from finch competitors, the idea that banks face extinction is as relevant as ever. Check out this interview with TABB Group founder and CEO, Larry Tabb, and George Bollenbacher, Capital Market Advisors’ Head of Regulatory Reform, in which they explore the evolution of banks and the capital markets, and… Read More »

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