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Dr. Kay Swinburne to expand exclusively on the details of MiFID II at TradeTech Nordic 2011

The review of MiFID II will be released in late October and Kay Swinburne has been actively lobbying the EU on the best possible regulatory framework. Kay is using TradeTech Nordic as a platform to provide first-hand clarity on the details of the legislative proposal.
Talks about MiFID II discussions over the last 18 months have focused on big headlines such as G20 commitments on derivatives trading, political concerns over the link between rising food prices and the financialisation of commodities markets, the flash crash, HFT and the role of technology in the marketplace.

To a large degree, the financial services industry should have a relatively good idea of what is coming - yet the reality is that we should expect a few surprises in these areas. Some of the most important of these areas are those that will affect the buy side most of all, in particular the regime governing best execution which is being questioned for its effectiveness and scope. It will be important that all parts of the financial industry engage with the process to identify best practice and to encourage the same high standards to be set and enforced across the whole of the EU.

The Commission's proposal to be published in October is only the beginning for political engines of the EU. MiFID II still has a long way to go before it becomes final and there will be various opportunities for market participants to have an impact on the legislative process.