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  • The quarterly Asia Pacific Market Structure Chartbook and Regulatory Summary answer such questions as:

    -Which APAC markets have the highest impact costs?
    -Which markets traded more, or less, than in the previous quarter?
    -Which APAC regulator has a new head of enforcement?
    -How is the Japanese regulator assessing the impact of HFT?

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  • Canadian markets have been seen as an upstairs block market, where the big five banks dominate. But relative market share for block trading has ebbed steadily in the past few years, and recent structure changes have transformed the nature of downstairs markets.

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  • The long awaited MiFID II Delegated Acts were released on April 7th, addressing the subject of payment for research for EU-based asset managers.

    Some important points have been addressed while some key questions relating to the use of CSAs still remain up to local regulator interpretation. In this respect, we believe that the Financial Conduct Authority will be publishing a consultation paper addressing possible areas that may lend themselves to interpretation sometime in September and there may be additional Q&As issued by ESMA (the pan European regulator). Other regulators may follow suit and issue their own Q&As, guidance or consultations.

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  • While most cost models compare your trade to market averages, the new ITG Smart Cost Estimator for Pre-Trade Analysis delivers pre-trade cost estimates based on current market conditions.

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  • Be among the first to experience ITG Execution Analysis, our new broker-neutral web-based analytics portal. Use it every day to examine the details of your trades, including spread capture, algorithmic strategy, and broker performance.

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