Survey shows concern over impact of regulation on trading, liquidity
The profitability of trading derivatives
and commodities will be impacted by the introduction in 2017 of
Europe's controversial Mifid II reforms, according to new
A recent survey of risk and compliance
heads by consultancy Protiviti said that once fixed income,
derivatives and commodities contracts are brought within the
scope of the second version of the Markets in Financial
Instruments Directive (Mifid II), profitable trading is
expected to drop in these asset classes while liquidity in
fixed income is also expected to decrease.
The survey said 83% of respondents believe
the cost of increased reporting will impact the long term
future of trading in fixed income, commodities and
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