The pressure is on for firms seeking to apply for MiFID II authorisation before the FCA’s 3rd July deadline. For its part, the FCA is finalising changes to its Handbook to implement MiFID II by the end of June. Two further policy statements are scheduled for publication – one by the end of this month and the other in June. The first will cover largely technical issues, while the second will cover all the other issues on which the regulator has already consulted.
This event will bring regulated firms fully up-to-speed with all the latest developments so that they can stay on track with the timetable for implementation and benchmark their progress against that of their peer group.
We are delighted that Stephen Hanks, MiFID Coordinator at the FCA, has kindly agreed to give the keynote presentation.
The event is part of a two-year series of events on MiFID II, which City & Financial have been working on with Anthony Belchambers, Chair of Saxo Markets and Former Chief Executive, FIA Europe, who is acting as programme adviser. The series has already featured four half-day workshops and three one-day conferences. These events were well-attended and highly rated by the participants.
Among the topics that the expert speaker panel will address are the following:
Regulatory update on key MiFID priorities and recent ESMA and FCA releases and update on firms’ states of readiness
A programme and timetable for implementing the customer-facing change agenda:
- Wholesale and retail customers
- Culture and conduct
- Documentation and disclosure
- Conflicts of interest management and disclosure
Preparing for the market infrastructure change agenda:
- Venue classification: MTFs, OTFs and systematic internalisers
- HFT and the use of algorithms
- DMA: the new regime
- Market makers and incentives
Outsourcing, RegTech solutions and data access and collection
- Know your customer and onboarding
- Transaction reporting
- Execution data
- Regulatory reporting
These plenary sessions will be followed by sectoral breakouts on:
- Investment banking
- Asset management
- Derivatives dealings
- Commodities dealings
As you are no doubt aware, MiFID II will introduce the most significant changes to the conduct of financial services and the market environment since the commencement of the EU Commission’s Financial Services Action Plan. It will affect all categories of dealing, broking, asset management and advisory services undertaken by banks, non-banks and other service providers and also their corporate, institutional and retail customers. It will also have a major impact on all primary and secondary financial and commodity markets, including regulated markets, NTFs and OTFs as well as clearing houses.
In line with previous events in the series, we have kept ticket prices low so that cost should not be an undue hurdle to attendance.