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UPDATE: Markets, Regulators Not Yet United on Mifid II

Just over a week into Europe’s new financial regulatory regime, Joanne Faulkner assess the key challenges that still lie ahead as market participants and regulators alike grapple with the data and reporting requirements of Mifid II.

Law & Disorder: US Preps Defense Against Mifid II

As Mifid II's deadline approaches, US firms affected by the rules are still waiting for regulators to resolve crucial conflicts between European and American laws, and are likely to be making adjustments well after the deadline has passed, reports…

The KIDs Are Alright (But the Priips Still Have Issues)

Europe’s Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products becomes law on January 1, 2018. In-scope market participants racing to meet its significant data and reporting challenges all face the same hurdle: how to calculate implicit costs. Jamie…

FCA Likely to Review Consolidated Data in 2018

It is looking increasingly likely that no consolidated tape provider will be authorized by the time Mifid II comes into force Jan. 3; regulators call lack of authorized CTP an “ongoing issue.”

Brexit Looms Over Future of European Financial Markets

A lack of clarity about the UK’s departure from the European Union is an ongoing source of concern for the financial services industry, leading to continuing questions around investor protection, transition costs and regulatory obligations.

Compliance Countdown: On the Home Stretch to Mifid II

September 25 marked exactly 100 days until Europe’s new financial regulatory framework, Mifid II, becomes law. Jamie Hyman gets the lowdown from market participants and observers on whether the industry is ready, what the remaining three months will look…

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