Commodity firms need a coping strategy for Mifid II

Implementation will only increase uncertainty, argues EEX COO

Steffen Koehler - EEX
Steffen Köhler, European Energy Exchange

The issue of regulatory uncertainty is an omnipresent factor in today's commodity markets. It is a fundamental consideration in the decisions we make on a day-to-day basis and has a significant impact on how we plan for the future. Following the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008, a bundle of new European regulatory initiatives have been finalised and many have already taken effect. This affects the future of the energy trading environment in the European Union, with numerous practical and strate