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Farmers start to become aware of MiFID II

Last week saw the publication of this article in Farmer’s Weekly, which warns of the issues which may hit those who trade their products on a forward basis.

The concern is around the upcoming reduction in exemptions from MiFID, which are being introduced in MiFID II. The reduction will cause many more companies to be caught by the MiFID rules. In addition, the discussions on the applicability of Sections C6, 7 and 10 of MiFID may bring many more physical trades into financial regulation.

This is something that many are keen to avoid. Although it will be hard to traders to escape this net, those who use financial instruments as part of farming would appear to have a stronger argument.

About avivhandler

Aviv is the Managing Director of ETR Advisory, a niche consultancy focused on the regulation of the commodity, energy and financial markets. He has more than 23 years of experience in the financial, energy and commodity markets, covering regulatory compliance, credit, risk and financial technology. Prior to founding ETR, he was Partner at SunGard Global Services, where he built a Centre of Excellence in European Energy and Commodity Regulation. Before that, he founded Coherence, a consulting firm specializing in credit risk in commodity and energy trading as well as software product management. The credit practice ultimately became part of Sirius Solutions, where he was the Managing Director of Europe. He has also held management roles at KWI and Iris Financial, among other organizations. Mr. Handler holds a degree in computer science from Imperial College, University of London.


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