EU commodities regulation: outlook for 2017

Firms trading commodity derivatives are anticipating some sweeping regulatory changes this year while calling for increased clarity on many key rules. looks at the regulatory year ahead


Financial regulation will remain a top priority for European energy firms throughout 2017 as they prepare for the arrival of the most stringent set of commodity derivatives rules yet. The second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II) ushers in a new era for commodities regulation. Taking effect on January 3, 2018, the regime brings more commodity products, venues and participants into regulatory scope than ever before.

Getting caught by Mifid II would subject energy firms to a

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