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FCA Q+A on MiFID II Commodity Derivatives

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has issued a Questions and Answers document covering the parts of MiFID II relating to commodity derivatives. It can be found here. It covers several topics including the Ancillary Activity test, Position Limits and Position Reporting. Last week, the first position limits were announced by ESMA, having been set by France’s AMF on agricultural contracts traded on the MATIF exchange (see here).

About avivhandler

Aviv is the Managing Director of ETR Advisory, a niche consultancy focused on energy and commodity regulation. He has more than 20 years of experience in energy and commodity trading, credit, risk and financial technology. He has delivered a series of trading, credit and risk solutions to a wide variety of oil majors, power and gas companies and investment banks. Prior to founding ETR, he was Partner at SunGard Global Services, where he built a Centre of Excellence in European Energy 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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