The Mifid Effect

Helping small and medium companies access capital markets was at the heart of Mifid II but now bankers and regulators are worrying that Europe’s flagship securities rules are the obstacle, not the solution

More than a year on from implementation, calls to amend Mifid II are growing louder

Fund managers across America, nudged by the SEC, seek to replicate European rules

New EU transparency rules have radically altered investor-company introductions

Charging companies is key way of ensuring post-Mifid II coverage, proponents say

EU rules should not cut off smaller companies from capital markets

The EU’s financial rules are an act of regulatory self-harm

Early data on its effects show market opening and integration are continuing apace