The British regulator said last week it would not tolerate failure to comply with Mifid II
FOW and the Financial Conduct Authority found common
ground this month when they became two of the first firms to
organise a Mifid II conference.
Like it or not, Mifid II is in the post and it is wise to
start thinking about it sooner rather than later, hence the
The FOW conference, which preceded the FCA’s,
was opened by Stephen Hanks, a manager of the markets division
at the British regulator, who told the packed conference hall
that he does not expect non-European Union firms trading
directly on European markets to be bound by Mifid II but
admitted that might not be the view from Brussels.
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