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Staying Clean While Going Green: ESG Explosion Creates New Challenges for the Buy Side

The unprecedented growth ESG investing also comes with growing regulatory scrutiny. As firms across the capital markets work to keep up with demands from retail and institutional investors, there is mounting concern from global regulators and lawmakers that some ESG investment products might not be as green as they appear.

Episode 4: Luc Fortin, TMX Group

Michael Kingsley

Michael Kingsley

In episode 4 of “At the Forefront: Fintech Conversations” we get a view of the markets from up north with Luc Fortin, President and CEO of the Montréal Exchange and Global Head of Trading at TMX Group, joining Forefront’s Michael Kingsley and Rafi Reguer to talk Canadian market structure.

Wall Street Rides FAR Team of the Week: Forefront Communications

Victoria Sanseverino

Victoria Sanseverino

Returning to the Ride for a third consecutive year, Team Forefront is proud to support the critical work of ASF, which the firm works with throughout the year as its marketing and communications partner. “We strongly believe our company should be about more than just the work we do for clients,” said Forefront Managing Partner Mark Dowd, who also serves on the Wall Street Rides FAR board.

WatersTechnology: Confusion Remains over SEC’s Market Data Efforts

Victoria Sanseverino

Victoria Sanseverino

I’m celebrating a landmark birthday soon, and I’ve been interested in buying myself an automatic watch. The appeal for me is that, often, designers leave little “windows” on the dial through which you can see the internal mechanisms. Looking at the initiative by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to modernize how public market data… Continue reading WatersTechnology: Confusion Remains over SEC’s Market Data Efforts

WatersTechnology: SEC’s CT Plan Timetable is ‘Unrealistic’

Lindsey Patterson

Lindsey Patterson

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a new blueprint for the governance of the consolidated tapes produced for US equities, together with an aggressive timetable for its implementation. But industry observers say it is highly unlikely that full implementation of the plan is achievable within the regulator’s 12-month deadline. On August 6, the SEC quietly approved a… Continue reading WatersTechnology: SEC’s CT Plan Timetable is ‘Unrealistic’

The TRADE News: DLT Bond Trading Platform LedgerEdge Installs Surveillance Tech with Eventus Systems

Lindsey Patterson

Lindsey Patterson

Blockchain-based corporate bond trading start-up LedgerEdge has implemented a trade surveillance platform from Eventus Systems as it prepares to launch. LedgerEdge will use the Validus platform for all markets ahead of its go live as a multilateral trading facility in the UK in September and as an alternative trading system in the US in the… Continue reading The TRADE News: DLT Bond Trading Platform LedgerEdge Installs Surveillance Tech with Eventus Systems

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