Compliance Countdown: 100 Days to MiFID II

Sept. 25 marks exactly 100 days until Europe’s new financial regulatory framework, MiFID II, becomes law. Jamie Hyman gets the lowdown from industry experts on whether the industry is ready, what the next 100 days will look like, which strategies firms are deploying to address key challenges, and whether it’s even possible to be fully ready by the time MiFID II goes live.


There is cause for concern. MiFID II’s scope is arguably larger than any previous regulation, and firms are working overtime to comply by the Jan. 3, 2018 deadline, with varying degrees of success.

“It captures so many more organizations, wealth managers, distributors and platforms, and I think that’s where the scale of MiFID II is… beyond anything we’ve seen before, purely [based on] the number of entities and investment operations teams caught up in it,” says Ashley Smith, senior vice

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