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According to many sources, the final MiFID II Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) are due to be published by ESMA shortly. This article on the ICIS website highlights the issues that will affect the commodity and energy trading market, which has been covered on this blog as well. The Financial Times has also published this article which gives the view that if the requirements are too onerous, many will leave the European market.

The market awaits the publication with a great deal of interest.

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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