Clients who are local authorities or public municipalities will be automatically classified as retail investors once MiFID II goes into effect.
Asian institutions have been overwhelmed by the breadth and scope of sweeping changes to Europe’s financial rules due in January, according to an industry group.
With MiFID II set to come into effect on January 3, 2018, investor relations officers must begin preparing for significant changes in research coverage.
As EU regulators have provided further guidance, U.S. brokers and investment managers are realizing that many aspects of MiFID II may impact them.
In equities trading, for both buy and sell side traders the looming implementation of MIFID II is potentially redefining research compensation and order handling practices.
MiFID II, which is effective from the beginning of next year, requires all trades to have LEIs, unique alpha-numeric codes that identity legal entities globally.
Sell-side and buy-side firms in Australia are starting to realise that the new financial markets rules in Europe, MiFID II, will impact them too.
Asset managers face a new headache as rules aimed at making financial markets fairer and more transparent threaten their ability to sell investment funds into continental Europe.
Across the globe, buy side and sell side firms that do business with European counterparties affected by MiFID II are beginning to realize that the directive will impact them too — and, in some cases, dramatically
While MiFID II implementation is scheduled for 2018, fund managers' business models are already being adjusted.