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Challenges in Meeting the MiFID II Time Stamping Requirements

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MiFID II Time Stamping Requirements

This whitepaper looks at how Markets in Financial Intruments Directive (MiFID) – also MIFIR II legislation – requires differing types of participants in wholesale secondary markets to provide accurate high precision timestamps.

About the author: Kevin Houston

Kevin Houstoun

Kevin has over 20 years’ experience of working within financial markets technology including Citigroup, HSBC, Thomson Reuters, and NYSE.

Having helped establish the FIX protocol in Europe, he co-chaired the FPL Global Technical Committee and has sat on the FPL Global Steering Committee. He also served as a lead expert on the UK Government’s report on “The future of computer based trading”, which made the initial recommendation that improved timestamps were needed for financial markets and currently serves as co-chair of the Towards Common Standards in the Financial Services Industry initiative that was set up by the UK government following this report. After the UK Government’s report on “The future of computer based trading” was published Kevin also wrote a technical briefing paper for the Financial Conduct Authority on the scientific and technical considerations in the recommendation.
Kevin has over 20 years’ experience of working within financial markets technology including Citigroup, HSBC, Thomson Reuters, and NYSE. Having helped establish the FIX protocol in Europe, he co-chaired the FPL Global Technical Committee and has sat on the FPL Global Steering Committee. He also served as a lead expert on the UK Government’s report on “The future of computer based trading”, which made the initial recommendation that improved timestamps were needed for financial markets and currently serves as co-chair of the Towards Common Standards in the Financial Services Industry initiative that was set up by the UK government following this report. After the UK Government’s report on “The future of computer based trading” was published Kevin also wrote a technical briefing paper for the Financial Conduct Authority on the scientific and technical considerations in the recommendation.

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