The Long Arm of the (European) Law: MiFID II's Impact on Asia-Pacific

Depending on their activities, MiFID II's regulatory requirements could still impact firms in Asia.

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Being halfway around the world doesn’t mean that financial institutions in Asia are isolated from the impact of MiFID II, or any other regulation originating outside of Asia. Though Asia-based firms are affected to differing degrees, change is coming. 

Firms dealing with Europe either directly or indirectly will have to comply with the more expansive rules under MiFID II. One of the major headaches under the new set of rules which will come into effect on Jan. 3, 2018, is the unbundling of trad