Albinus: Much ado about Mifid

Perhaps it is time for Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid) to take a bow and exit the stage. By Phil Albinus

For the past three years, European investment firms have been hearing the drum beat of Mifid, the vaunted and celebrated series of regulations that aim to provide transparency to all financial transactions inside the European market.

On paper it appears to be a noble move – greater transparency in an age that not only demands it, but should also be in a position to deliver

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A rough race begins: Industry faces uphill transition to T+1 settlement

With T+1 compliance set to begin next May, firms will likely be burdened by reduced IT budgets, existing legacy systems and manual processes over the next 15 months. So, while faster settlement will help innovate the middle and back office, some argue industry needs a longer timeline.

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