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MiFID II week II

We are now in the second week of MiFID II, which has dominated the news over the past week. Here we look at more developments.

France’s AMF announced here that reporting to them had gone smoothly last week. Following the reprieves of last week in terms of open clearing access, Sweden’s Finansinspektionen  has given Nasdaq a similar deferral, according to this article on

This video on featuring Neil Robson of  Katten Muchin Rosenman discussign the gaps left in MiFID II, focusing on transposition gaps. This article on The register web site looks at possible “gold plating” of MiFID II by the FCA, in terms of the use personal devices by Investment Firms and others. This article on FT Advisor by Emma Ann Hughes is entitled “MiFID II force partially awakens”. It suggests, as other have, that the story around MiFID II will continue, and that the last episode was not “the last regulation”.

Over the next days we will turn our attention to other topics as well as MiFID II.

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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