Countdown to Mifid II

Designed to promote investor protection and inject more transparency, the EU’s ambitious Mifid reforms will transform Europe’s financial industry when it comes into force in January

Far-reaching rules will have a big impact on everything from banks to brokers

Finance trade bodies worry the SEC has been too slow in responding to new European rules

Mifid II’s sweeping new rules may imperil traditional deal negotiated over the phone

Not everyone will like the new rules on price unbundling, writes Norma Cohen

French group believes research quality will suffer if fund houses absorb costs

Concerns grow about the impact of new Mifid II rules on specialist providers

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Global markets will need to adapt as new European rules have global ramifications

European authorities reveal they have hit a stumbling block due to rules’ reach

City watchdog will be able to pinpoint order flows by trader, and even by client

Fund managers backtrack on charging clients after BlackRock says it will foot bill 

Decision by world’s largest fund house piles pressure on rivals to absorb costs

Two large hedge fund companies have dropped their licences for the EU regulation

Banks are locked in tense negotiations over how much to charge investors under Mifid II

Fund giant heaps pressure on rivals by covering research costs under Mifid II rules

New finance directive is not easily compatible with regulation beyond Europe’s borders

Northern Trust is latest asset manager to say it will not charge clients

Nordea becomes the latest fund house to absorb research costs under Mifid II

New EU rules are great news for pension funds and retail investors, says Norma Cohen

Complying with the EU’s far-reaching financial reforms will not be cheap or easy

Clients of French fund house will keep paying for research from banks and brokerages

EU legislation requires fund managers to pay directly for analyst research from 2018

Heads of Europe’s largest electronic debt trading venues make plea for Mifid changes