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Disentangling transaction cost disclosure: a MiFID II and PRIIPs obligation
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13 Sep
2017

Disentangling transaction cost disclosure: a MiFID II and PRIIPs obligation

  • 13th September 2017
  • Eman Galea

A granular understanding of the several types of costs and charges is important for all market participants.  These can have a substantial effect on investors’ returns (see graph below) and, if disclosed effectively, should facilitate market efficiency.  With this in mind, regulators have gone to considerable lengths to implement all the necessary requirements related to the disclosure of all costs and charges..

03 Aug
2017

The new MiFID world: research from the buy-side perspective

The clock is ticking and the EU market has less than half a year left to implement the regulatory changes required from it.  The revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) sets new legislation effective 3 January 2018, containing a range of complex provisions intended to enhance transparency and investor protection within the financial..

30 Jun
2017

JWG announce 12 July MiFID Webinar

  • 30th June 2017
  • Daniel Simpson

In our previous article we announced some of the key findings from our recent buy-side focused MiFID survey. Now we are pleased to announce a webinar on 12 July to review and analyse the results in more depth with a panel of experts. The webinar will aim to present new survey findings to help inform..

19 Jun
2017

Costs and charges: the crossover between MiFID II and PRIIPs

  • 19th June 2017
  • Darshna Pindoriya

Not long now – in less than 6 months’ time – both MiFID II and PRIIPs will become effective across EU Member States. ESMA recently published a Q&A on MiFID II and MiFIR investor protection topics in which 14 new questions were added. These include new Q&As on costs and charges in relation to the..

15 Mar
2017

RegTech: the seeds of revolution are sewn

  • 15th March 2017
  • Daniel Simpson

The financial services industry is nearing a regulatory crisis point; detailed rules are being written in huge volumes, by regulatory bodies struggling to keep up with their mandates. The result: requirements that are habitually not well contextualised or articulated and often look unlikely to achieve the desired outcomes, but at the same time coming with..

03 Mar
2017

The state of RegTech 2017: meeting expectations?

On 28 February 2017, I was pleased to chair our second RegTech Capital Markets Conference in London.  As many have been asking how it measured up to our expectations, here’s a recap and an overview of what we think comes next. With a very senior audience of over 260 attendees from top-tier banks, buy-side firms..

23 Feb
2017

Discovering the options for MiFID II: DIY versus collaboration

  • 23rd February 2017
  • Aisha Dudhia

In fewer than 230 days – 7.5 working months from now, the biggest regulatory change since the 2008 financial crisis is set to come into force.  The legislation, Markets in Financial Instruments Directive/Regulation (MiFID II/R), is one of Europe’s most ambitious and far-reaching financial reforms and is estimated to cost the financial industry billions to..

24 Jan
2017

A busy December for financial regulation!

  • 24th January 2017
  • Darshna Pindoriya

Never mind a busy December, all in all, it was a busy year for financial regulation as shown in one of our previous articles, as 384 regulatory documents were captured and uploaded in our trade and transaction RegDelta library. MiFID II Before Christmas, we saw ESMA publish many documents much like in January 2016 with..

18 Jan
2017

What is “moderation”? ESA comments on the Commission’s changes to the rejected PRIIPs’ RTS

  • 18th January 2017
  • Kara Paslawska

In April 2016, European Supervisory Authorities (ESA) submitted a draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) for Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs) Regulation, focusing on the requirements of key information documents (KID).  Despite the KID RTS being endorsed by the EU Commission, the European Parliament – in a surprising move – rejected the draft.  It..