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MiFID 1 and 2 – help with compliance to these EU Directives.

EU rules on investment services

The EU has established a comprehensive set of rules on investment services and activities with the aim to promote financial markets that are

The first set of rules adopted by the EU helped to increase the competitiveness of financial markets by creating a single market for investment services and activities. They also ensured a high degree of harmonised protection for investors in financial instruments, such as shares, bonds or derivatives.

After the 2008 financial crisis, the EU decided to create a more robust regulatory framework was needed to

This lead to the creation of Markets in financial instruments directive - MiFID

MiFID is the markets in financial instruments directive (Directive 2004/39/EC). In force since November 2007, it is a cornerstone of the EU's regulation of financial markets. It governs

While MiFID created competition between these services and brought more choice and lower prices for investors, shortcomings were exposed in the wake of the financial crisis.

MiFID 2 and MiFIR

In June 2014, the European Commission adopted new rules revising the MiFID framework. These consist of a directive (MiFID 2) and a regulation (MiFIR).

MiFID 2 aims to reinforce the current European rules on securities markets by

Building on the rules already in place, the revised MiFID rules also strengthen the protection of investors by introducing requirements on the organisation and conduct of actors in these markets .

The application date of MiFID II and MiFIR, initially scheduled for 3 January 2017, has been extended to 3 January 2018.

We can help your business comply with these new directives and go forward with a positive knowledge. For further information please contact us via or by calling 01425 620001

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