Policy Matters

Today’s fast-moving regulatory landscape is daunting in its breadth and complexity. Policy Matters – our regular series of briefings from Rich Steiner – interprets today’s emerging political and market trends to positively influence policy decisions on equity markets.

Policy Matters

Upgrading the Securities Information Processors (SIPs)

Today’s U.S. equities markets are evolving in ways that were unthinkable just a few years ago. We believe that the SIPs – the electronic backbone of market data in the U.S. – have become outdated and unfit for purpose. This failure impacts every market participant, particularly the small and large brokers who drive our economy. Rich Steiner outlines how we can and must do better.

The SEC’s Market Data Infrastructure Rule: What’s next?

In early December 2020, the SEC adopted the final rulemaking on market data infrastructure. The proposed regulation aims to upgrade public market data, taking into consideration the recommendations from RBC and others, and has the potential to create far-reaching consequences for market participants.

Read Rich Steiner’s Full article on the Topic


Market Wide Circuit Breakers – How Coronavirus Opened the Door for Improvement

RBC has a proud history of advocating for more transparent and efficient markets. Working alongside a group of clients we call “The DC Group,” we continue to engage regulators and elected officials in Washington to share thoughts on how we can improve outcomes for investors.

Read Rich Steiner’s full article on the topic


Advocating for Investors on Equity Market Structure Improvements

Are investors truly getting all the benefits of robust competition and innovation? More can be done to help improve trading efficiencies and reduce conflicts. At RBC Capital Markets’ we believe we have found a way to help clients benefit from more fair, competitive, and transparent markets.

Read Rich Steiner’s full LinkedIn article on the topic


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Rich Steiner

Rich Steiner
Head of Client Advocacy and Market Innovation