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One year on: MiFID II continues to challenge
January 3, 2019

As of today, 3 January, the EU’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) has been live for a year. However, firms – and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) – are continuing to encounter challenges around the implementation of this significant package of changes.

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December 13, 2018

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is increasing its focus on market abuse at buy-side firms with new publications, activities and potential enforcement actions, according to panellists at an ACA Compliance Group (Europe) briefing held in London in mid-November.

September 26, 2018

FCA assess the impact of MiFID II by asking asset managers to provide detailed information

26 September 2018

September 26, 2018

MiFID II will have broad repercussions when it comes into effect at the beginning of next year – impacting every sector and market participant in the financial services industry.

September 26, 2018

MiFID II’s requirements around research unbundling have attracted much commentary in terms of their impact on both buy and sell-sides. As providers of research services, the obligation to unbundle falls on the sell-side, and as such will trigger significant changes in their operating models.

July 12, 2018

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July 12, 2018

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July 12, 2018

On 7 April 2016 the European Commission (“EC”) published its final proposals on certain investor protection measures under MiFID II, including the much debated inducements rules and permitted ways to pay for research through dealing commissions.

July 12, 2018

This paper is the first in our MIFID II: understanding and practical preparation – An ACA Compliance (Europe) series of client communications prepared by ACA Compliance (Europe) Ltd to help our clients understand this significant reform of the European regulatory landscape and work out the