MiFID II Marches On

  • Anne Plested, Head of the regulation change program at Fidessa

  • 04.04.2017 12:15 pm
  • undisclosed , Anne heads up the regulation change programme for Fidessa in Europe. Since joining the firm in 2009 she has played a significant role in the establishment of the Fidessa Regulation Team, monitoring and evaluating the regulatory environment and working on the impact analysis of MiFID II and other major EU regulatory changes running in parallel. Anne is a frequent contributor to a number of industry groups discussing MiFID II, regulation, best practice and post-trade data standards. She is a Member of the Steering Committee for the FIX Trading Community's MMT (Market Model Typology) initiative as well as being a member of, and regular contributor to, their EMEA Regulatory Sub-Committee. In May 2014 Anne was appointed by ESMA for a 2-year term as an external stakeholder representative on the Consultative Working Group that supports their Market Data Reporting Working Group. With more than 20 years' experience of the financial markets in London, Anne has previously worked as front-office projects manager, specialising in trading systems, for the retail and institutional divisions of a large private client investment management firm. She has also been involved in numerous projects for a major investment bank and a number of other City firms.

The last day in March represented a significant milestone on the crowded MiFID II timeline, with the remaining regulations and directives now finally published in the EU Official Journal. If you recall last year’s proposals for delaying implementation until January 2018, there were some far from subtle hints that the new deadline assumed the transpositions and relevant technical standards were delivered by mid-2016. Even with the finish line pushed out to January 2018, this less than speedy endorsement of the RTS means that MiFID II is looming rather faster than some might like. 

In addition to the flurry of ESMA publications this week and last, the UK regulator also published its next consultation paper and its first MiFID II implementation policy statement, having already set out in January its timetable for authorisation and variations of permission for day one. As we spring into Q2 it’s full steam ahead for all investment firms as they gear up for January 2018.

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