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October 5, 2015 by David B. Weiss

Buried in the European Securities and Markets Authority’s 402-page Draft Regulatory and Implementing Technical Standards MiFID II/MiFIR just out September 28 is this little nugget on the esoteric subject of security identifiers:

“After reviewing all the existing industry initiatives for reference data, ESMA has decided to use ISINs to identify reference data, given the open source nature and the low cost of the solution as well as the flexibility and speed with which ISINs could be allocated to existing/new financial instruments.”

October 1, 2015 by Denise Valentine

This week, Crowdnetic and Thomson Reuters held their third annual event in support of market lending platforms (MLPs) and alternative finance. A few themes emerged from the event: