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Eurex details its response to global regulatory change

Thursday, June 06, 2013

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Markus Georgi
By Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:

The Opalesque 2013 Hong Kong Roundtable, sponsored by Bingham McCutchen, Eurex and Taussig Capital saw Markus Georgi, Head of Representative Office, Eurex outline the exchange’s response to all the regulatory changes occuring across the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Georgi said: "At present at the Eurex Exchange, we deal with topics such as the financial transaction tax and regulations on high frequency trading in Germany and Europe. It is a development which will strongly affect European exchanges and certainly international investors as well. These changes in the regulatory framework will have an impact on hedge funds trading the European markets, especially if those funds are involved in high frequency trading."

In addition, the exchange faces other compliance related topics resulting from Mifid II, EMIR and Basel III with all requirements being discussed and implemented on the exchange and clearing house level. "As a result of these regulatory requirements, and due to certain bankruptcy incidents of financial houses over the past years, Eurex offers a number of new clearing services to its clients in response to market demand" Georgi explained. "This......................

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