A wide universe of market participants will shortly be required to have an LEI under forthcoming European regulation; this will apply to non-EU entities in many cases. Other regulators, including those in the US and Asia-Pacific, already require market participants to obtain LEIs. Firms large and small need to act now to ensure they comply.
In preparation for the implementation of MiFID II, ASIFMA has developed an analysis that summarises how various types of firms are impacted by certain MiFID II provisions in Asia.
This educational document provides our members with a structured approach to understanding the post-trade transparency (PTT) obligations defined under Article 6, 10, 20, and 21 of MiFIR. This document also highlights the key challenges and practical implementation options for the impacted qualifying investment firms to consider as they progress with plans to be MiFID II compliant.
In preparation for the implementation of MiFID II in January 2018, we have compiled a range of materials and information intended to help industry professionals. Additional documents and updates will be added in the coming weeks and months.
Vijay Chander, Executive Director of Fixed Income at the association tells IFLR’s Lizzie Meager how its members are adapting to new far-reaching European rules.
Vijay Chander, Executive Director of Fixed Income at ASIFMA, tells MLex’s Tsering Namgyal, how its members are dealing with new far-reaching European rules, notably regulations on research unbundling, and how prepared are Asian firms in meeting obligations under MiFID II.
With less than a month to go before the MiFID II comes into effect, Vijay Chander, Executive Director – Fixed Income at ASIFMA (the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association) answers Regulation Asia’s questions about what product distributors and manufacturers in Asia-Pacific need to know.
Firms explain how they're ensuring the masses of data created by Mifid II remains compliant with the EU's new data protection regulation when it becomes effective in May. Solutions are available but with just a few months to go, the industry is still far from consensus, which breeds inefficiencies and increases the possibility of a breach. But with potentially astronomical fines available, banks' senior management teams are taking the GDPR seriously. Meanwhile Asian firms have found a creative way around the conflicts between Mifid and their own local data privacy laws.
Hong Kong, Australia and South Africa are on track to get European Union equivalence for share trading under the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II) by the year-end, according to a senior official at the European Commission.