Markets in financial instruments directive (mifid)
European regulators are drawing up a revised version of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, which is intended to review the client classification regime and give greater protection to certain...
Changes to laws governing structured products in France that were introduced last year could effectively end the sale of the products to retail investors, fear market participants. By Richard Jory
The register of fee-only advisers soon to be introduced in the Italian market could drive more investors towards listed products
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Following sustained calls from EU members to curb commodity derivative markets, the EU will research the link between derivative and physical markets
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The European Commission has recently distributed its industry consultation on the expected changes to Mifid’s legislation. Alex Davis asks if the energy sector should be alarmed
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