MiFID II delay – a missed opportunity

The European Commission’s long-awaited official proposal for a one year extension to the MiFID II deadline is finally published today. In short, application dates will be pushed back by one year, with the official go-live date now set for Wednesday 3rd January 2018. While the delay comes as a massive relief to many market participants and the regulators, it is also a missed opportunity. Brussels opted, again, to define a fixed deadline rather than a relative timeline (12... Read More

Nosey neighbours

Is MiFID II really going to force investment firms to pass around huge amounts of personal, identifiable information? Will competitors and counterparties learn way too much about your business? While many of these concerns may be overblown, there are some valid points to consider. The most obvious one relates to transaction reporting under RTS 22, which will require numerous items such as national IDs, algo IDs, names and birth dates to be submitted to the regulator. Given that... Read More

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