With the implementation of the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MIFID II) less than 6 months away, investment firms are gearing up to the comply with the upgraded directive before the deadline. From the numerous upgrades and revisions to different elements, one of the biggest changes relates to the regulation regarding how firms record […]

One of world’s leading universities in London was victim to a significant cyberattack. University College London (UCL) is one of London’s leading multidisciplinary universities. The attack targeted the institution’s IT systems, shared drives and management systems, affecting over 35,000 students and 11,000 staff. The ransomware attack started appearing through phishing emails. UCL email system of […]

Looking to the future – Steven Maijoor addresses FIA IDX conference, no more MiFID II delays • The chair of ESMA has pledged there will be no further delay on the implementation of MiFID II. • Speaking during the FIA IDX conference in London, ESMA’s Steven Maijoor eased concerns that the regulation would face further […]

The success of Finance and technology, known as Fintech, is acknowledged across industries, however Fintech is not the only increasing trend. As technology continuously incorporates itself into the daily insurance service provision, inspiring efficiency and improved service, Insurtech has emerged as a portmanteau of “Insurance” and Technology”. From black boxes in cars measuring driver performance […]