IS THE S.E.C. FOLLOWING EU’S MIFID II? The SEC has voted to adopt new rules for equities dark pool operators in the US. This new regulation will follow similar rules in Europe and will provide transparency and oversight of how they operate. The move comes as a number of banks have been caught out in their dark pool dealings and have subsequently been fined by the SEC, these include Deutsche, Barclays & Credit Suisse. In a statement, @Jay Clayton, Chairman of the SEC said; “I agree that promoting greater transparency in order interaction, matching, and execution will help empower investors and their intermediaries to find those trading venues that best meet their trading and investing objectives.” #SpartanInternational