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Mifid II and the changing European market structure

The Panel

  • Marcus Schueler, Managing Director, Head of Regulatory Affairs and Market Structure, Tradeweb
  • Beate Born, Global Mifid II Project Lead, UBS Wealth Management
  • Nick Philpott, Director, eCommerce, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Moderator: John Brazier, Deputy Editor, Waters Technology

On Jan. 3, 2018 the much-awaited Mifid II regulatory regime will come into force in European financial markets. The implications of these changes—which include the derivatives trading obligation and pre- and post-trade transparency—will be far-reaching, particularly in relation to market structure and compliance burdens. However, with just four months to go, several major issues are still yet to be clarified—including which derivative instruments are subject to the trading obligation, which firms are Systematic Internalisers, and the impact of pre- and post-trade transparency.

An examination of the technological and operational challenges and opportunities that face capital markets firms as they prepare for the looming deadline, what aspects of Mifid II need to be clarified and where capital markets firms need the most help.

Key topics discussed include:

  • The factors that are driving firms’ decisions on whether to trade on venue or over the counter, and how firms are preparing for the derivative trading obligation.
  • How the changes that accompany Mifid II will affect the trading workflow for European capital markets firms.
  • The technological and operational implications of the regulatory changes and how firms can prepare for this new dispensation.
  • The business opportunities available to early adopters, and how technology providers and trading venues help capital markets firms capitalize on them.

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