Regulatory arbitrage fears over Mifid post-trade reporting

EU regulators may use different reporting deferral periods for large or illiquid trades

Market paticipants fear optional deferral period would create fragmentation

Market participants fear regulatory arbitrage if European jurisdictions introduce different post-trade reporting times, under new rules that are supposed to harmonise transparency requirements across the European Union.

“I understand there is a national regulator looking at just two days because they have a big retail market. Whereas with another, I think there is a mind-set to do four weeks. That is going to put a big regulatory arbitrage there,” says a market structure expert at a global

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