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60 Second Read: Carole Comerton-Forde, Professor of Finance at the University of Melbourne


Plato’s inaugural 60 second read coincides with the launch of MI3’s maiden conference and the publishing of Carole Comerton-Forde’s evaluation of dark trading in Europe and beyond. Here we give an exclusive insight into her thoughts on the subject and what the impact of MiFID II is likely to be.


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Plato Partnership launches first research paper from MI3 Market Innovator



At its core, Plato Partnership is about anticipating how trading is going to change, what impact these changes will have on end investors, and how we can deliver the most successful and cost-efficient solution for the marketplace. Plato has created MI3 to produce research that will promote efficient markets and appropriate market structures for the benefit of all market participants.


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Plato June 2017 Newsletter



Welcome to the Plato Partnership newsletter, providing you with news, views and exclusive insight on the latest developments in the Plato Partnership project. It has been a busy few months for the Plato team, with the launch of our first research paper launched through our MI3 research hub and our first big industry event looking at the challenges faced by the market ahead of MiFID II.


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Plato Partnership: Addressing The Challenges For Successful And Cost-Efficient Block Trading



As the current trading landscape transforms, it will be critical for the marketplace to deliver continual improvement and provide innovative solutions that address investor concerns.


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Buy-side trading firms need to change trading behaviours for smooth MiFID II process



Plato Partnership, the not-for-profit industry company, has published its first piece of academic research through its Market Innovator (MI3), the body created to facilitate independent market structure research in partnership with leading academics around the world.


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Plato Aims To Go Global



Mike Bellaro and Nej D’jelal, co-chairs of Plato Partnership, describe the not-for-profit company that aims to improve the trading experience in equities as “a movement.” They said the movement is just getting started and will expand from Europe to the US and Asia.


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Plato Partnership MiFID II Question Time, in partnership with The Trade



Recent years have brought some of the biggest challenges ever to be faced by the global equity trading marketplace, with MiFID II arguably representing the greatest single challenge in a generation.


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Plato Partnership and LiquidMetrix Research to co-operate to assess block trade performance



Plato Partnership Limited (“Plato Partnership”), a not-for-profit company bringing creative solutions and efficiencies to today’s equity marketplace, today announces its intention to enter into a cooperation agreement with LiquidMetrix, the best execution specialists and an operating division of Strategic Insight (SI).

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Turquoise Plato announces solution to liquidity issues facing small businesses



Plato Partnership Limited (“Plato Partnership”), a not-for-profit company bringing creative solutions and efficiencies to today’s equity marketplace, and Turquoise, the European multilateral trading facility, today announce their intention to develop a mechanism that allows users to call a liquidity event for less liquid securities, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Plato Partnership announces Baillie Gifford as a member



Plato Partnership is pleased to announce the participation of Baillie Gifford in the not-for-profit industry company as a founding member. Additionally, J.P. Morgan, an affiliate member throughout the founding stages of Plato Partnership has recently formalised its involvement, taking on full member status.

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Plato Partnership Limited completes deal with Trade Informatics’ PLIA platform



Plato Partnership Limited (“Plato Partnership”), a not-for-profit company bringing creative solutions and efficiencies to today’s equity marketplace, has signed a collaboration agreement with Trade Informatics PLIA. The PLIA platform in Europe will be renamed PLIAPlato as part of this deal.

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Plato Partnership announces 15 new Partners



Plato Partnership, a not-for-profit company bringing creative solutions and efficiencies to today’sequity marketplace, is pleased to announce 15 new Plato Partners.

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Plato Partnership enters Cooperation Agreement with Turquoise



Agreement formally brings together for the first time buy-side, sell-side and trading venue to deliver increased efficiencies in anonymous European equity block trading

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Formation of Plato Partnership complete



Plato Partnership is pleased to announce its formal creation as a not-for-profit industry group representing asset managers and broker dealers, which have come together with a vision of improving market structure in Europe.

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60 Seconds with...Thierry Foucault, HEC, Paris 1. As an independent observer, what are your thoughts on the Plato Partnership project and their aims more generally? Financial markets are experiencing tremendous changes in the way trading is done, such as the rise of algorithmic and high frequency trading, new rules regarding best execution, the growth of dark pools, the centralization of trading in derivatives markets, the advent of big data etc.