October 25, 2016
Getting compliant-ready for MiFID II — the highlights! (Series)
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Alasdair Haynes, CEO Aquis Exchange.
Stephen Hanks, Manager Markets Division, Financial Conduct Authority
Brendan Bradley, Chief Innovation Officer, Member of Eurex Executive Board
Christer Wennerberg, Head of Market Structure, Orc Group (now Itiviti).

What we’ll cover

  • An introduction to each of the panelists’ presentations.
  • What does the EU’s implementation process look like, what is the timetable and who is involved?
  • What about the UK implementation process? How is it done, and what are the challenges?
  • What are the key implications to the market structure?
  • What are some of the major issues with the legislation?
  • What are the major impact clusters for exchanges and their member firms?
  • What is the current impact status for the following:
    • Business controls, HFT and algorithmic trading
    • Third-country access and reporting
    • Market making
    • Pricing
    • Off-book, open access, transparency
    • OTF, trading obligation, post trade: STP & indirect clearing.
  • The challenge of understanding the actual effects of MiFID II?
  • What will be the impact of the double volume caps and the systematic internalizing regime on exchanges?
  • What happens of the systematic internalisers will be exempt from the tick size rules?
  • How do we measure execution quality?
  • Could MiFID II act as an inhibitor of competition, rather than the opposite? MiFID II is a huge burden to new market participants?

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