MiFID II/MiFIR Seminar

  • date10 Sep 2014
  • CPD Pointseligible for CPD points CPD points
  • Time08:00 - 10:15
  • Event typeLive Event
  • Venue Fieldfisher
    Riverbank House
    2 Swan Lane
    EC4R 3TT

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The first Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) revolutionised both share-trading and the provision of investment services in the EU.  Arguably MiFID II is even more ambitious law.  It will change how trillions of euros-worth of stocks and bonds, derivatives and commodities are traded and reported. It will extend the instruments and services that are regulated and will change how products are marketed.  The Economist said of MiFID II:

The consequences are likely to be as sweeping and unpredictable as those of its predecessor.

You are invited to a Fieldfisher seminar at our offices located at Riverbank House, 2 Swan Lane, London, EC4R 3TT on Wednesday 10 September 2014 – from 8.00 to 10.15.

The seminar will focus on key issues arising from MiFID II and MiFIR, and the ESMA consultation and discussion papers on these.

There will be two sessions: the first will focus on matters of interest primarily to the investment banking community and the second on areas of interest to the asset management industry.  You may choose to attend one or both sessions.  The programme is set out below:



Registration and   breakfast

Chair: Nicholas Thompsell, Partner, Fieldfisher

Part 1: 
Impact of MiFID   II/MiFIR on markets and trading


Introduction to MiFID   II/MiFIR as they will affect markets and trading

Nicholas Thompsell, Partner, Fieldfisher


Specific areas:

  • Market transparency
  • Organised Trading Facilities        (OTFs) and derivatives trading
  • Systematic Internalisers
  • Commodities regulation and        trading
  • Structured deposits

Guy Usher and Daniel Franks, Partners, Fieldfisher 


 Breakfast   /Coffee Break

Part 2: 
Impact of MiFID   II/MiFIR on Asset Managers,  product manufacturers and distributors


Introduction to MiFID   II/MiFIR as they will affect asset managers and investment product   manufacturers
Nicholas Thompsell and Kirstene Baillie, Partners, Fieldfisher


Specific areas:

  • Derivatives regulation and trading
           Guy Usher and Daniel Franks
  • Responsibilities of manufacturers and distributors
           Kirstene Baillie
  • Complex products and PRIIPs
           Kirstene Baillie
  • Investor protection: independence; costs and charges;        suitability and appropriateness; best execution
           Nicholas Thompsell