More IT for MiFID

MiFID's success hinges on IT prospects, write Choongo Moonga and Phil Craig . But many in the industry are balking at the costs involved

The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) is set to alter the European securities market structure, but only if technology can produce the "enabling environment".

The implementation of MiFID promises to overhaul the legacy systems most of Europe uses in securities trading. It aims to create greater market transparency and to ensure 'best execution' for investors, whether trading occurs on-exchange or off-exchange. Investment firms, exchanges, trading platforms and market data

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