Markets in Financial Instruments Directive

Nine Banks Organize to Build Mifid Utility

LONDON—Nine global securities firms have gone public with plans to create a trade data and market data dissemination platform to take advantage of the EU’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid) market structure reforms.

B ü rgenstock 2006: Regulators 'out of touch' on Mifid

Many European regulators and firms are still not ready for the effects of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid), warned delegates attending the Swiss Futures & Options Assocation annual conference in Burgenstock, Switzerland, today…

In Brief:

Final Mifid text now under review in the European Parliament The European Parliament is now reviewing the draft Level II text for the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid). The draft, which is expected to remain largely unchanged, will then…

Time to get cracking on Mifid

I always find the purple and green backlighting that the Financial Services Authority uses on the stage sets at its events to be a bit disconcerting – something about the colour combination makes my eye ache.

Of MiFID and Market Data

The EU's Markets in Financial Instruments Directive will dramatically transform the structure of the market data industry, according to market participants.

More clarity offered on Mifid

The European Union has published draft implementation rules on its Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid), giving Europe's financial institutions greater clarity on how to comply with the directive. But some bankers have criticised the…

MiFID Level 2 text on the table

BRUSSELS – In early February, the European Commission tabled formal draft proposals for the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) Level 2 text, detailing new trade reporting and transparency requirements for securities industry participants.

FSA simplifies training and competence rules

The UK Financial Services Authority has confirmed that its detailed rules on training and competence (T&C) will not apply from next year to those individuals in financial firms who deal only with wholesale or non-private customers.

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

MiFID's Cold Reception

The UK's Financial Services Authority is worried about what the new regulations will mean for British investment firms.

MiFID Winners and Losers

A piece of compliance is presenting firms with such a technology hurdle that industry players are predicting a new host of opportunities.

The Gathering MiFID Storm

A new regulation from the European Union will transform market structure—and cost investment firms billions to comply. In the meantime, IT strategists are taking a leading role in lobbying European regulators.

MiFID: the race to comply

The EU's Markets in Financial Instruments Directive has been described as one of the most far-reaching overhauls of the financial industry ever. But with Basel II dominating the headlines, few firms have yet started to prepare in earnest for the 2007…

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