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Europe’s MiFID II Challenge to U.S. Finance

The new rules are proving tough to implement, but they'll give Europe an edge in the end.
The way forward.

The way forward.

Photographer: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

Europe’s regulators and financial institutions are under the gun: With a Jan. 3 deadline approaching, they’ve been scrambling to comply with new rules designed to make the region’s capital markets more investor-friendly.

The goal -- if not the way the policy is being implemented -- is one their counterparts in the U.S. might want to consider.