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Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II/Regulation

Six Months to Go

6.25 CPD Credit Hours Available (England and Wales)

  7.5 CLE Credit Hours Available (New York)
Transitional and Nontransitional

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
One Bishops Square


With half a year to go until Markets in Financial Instruments Directive/Regulation comes in to force, this conference takes stock of what we know so far and considers how firms can ensure compliance by 3 January 2018. MiFIR II/MiFIR has already changed European derivatives trading, and will have ripples beyond Europe’s borders. There is still uncertainty around crucial elements that will define both the scope and effectiveness of the regulations.  

This event is the ideal opportunity to understand how to navigate the uncertainty, and how to continue to provide the best possible services to clients. We will look across the requirements including commodity derivatives, post-trade requirements, territorial scope, data and reporting, as well as ISDA initiatives to simplify compliance.

8:15 AM


Registration and Continental Breakfast




8:45 AM


Introduction and Welcoming Remarks
Ian Sloyan, Director, Data and Reporting, ISDA




9:00 AM


Market Data Reporting

In this session we will discuss, in particular, the expanded scope under MiFID II/MiFIR compared to the current MiFID Transaction Reporting regime, the Regulatory Technical Standards adopted in July 2016 and its impact on the current reporting framework in Europe and globally.
Ian Sloyan, Director, Data and Reporting, ISDA




10:10 AM


Morning Break




10:30 AM


Liquidity and Transparency Requirements

  • The liquid market definition and the new transparency obligations
  • Traded on a trading venue
  • How transparency will work for package orders
  • The trading obligation for derivatives

Jamie Brigstock, Director G10 Rates Trading & Sales Business Manager, Citigroup
Mario Muth, Global Head of Rates eTrading Sales, Head of European Fixed Income Market Structure, Deutsche Bank AG
James Roberts, Director, European Public Policy, ISDA 




11:50 AM


MiFID II/R: A New Regime for Commodity Derivatives Markets, including the ESMA final rules and Q&A

  • Scope of commodity contracts
  • Position limits: metric, baseline limits, exemption, aggregation, flexibility granted to NCAs
  • Position reporting
  • General exemption rule – ancillary activities

Chris Borg, Partner, Reed Smith LLP
Benoît Gourisse, Senior Director, European Public Policy, ISDA




1:00 PM






2:00 PM


How MiFIR overlaps with other regulations

  • MiFID II/MiFIR is broad in scope, and touches many corners of the financial system
  • We consider the impact on the benchmarks regulation, as well as the interaction with EMIR, and capital rules

Caroline Dawson, Senior Associate, Clifford Chance LLP
James Roberts, Director, European Public Policy, ISDA




2:30 PM


MiFID II Cross-Border issues

  • The scope of MiFID II/MiFIR is not always clear. What does the third-country branch of an EEA firm need to do to be compliant? What about an EEA branch of a third-country firm?
  • Can we expect equivalence agreements to be reached before 3rd January 2018, in particular for the derivatives trading obligation? If we don’t, what does this mean for trading?

Speakers to be announced




3:30 PM


Afternoon Break




3:45 PM


MiFID II/MiFIR post-trade issues
Michelle Hurd, Assistant Director, Market Infrastructure & Technology, ISDA




4:15 PM


Conference Concludes






Agenda is subject to change

$ 850 U.S. (member) / $ 975 U.S. (non-member)
*The invoice total must be paid in full - registration fees are net of tax and wire transfer fees are not included.

We suggest registering at least two weeks in advance to ensure your seat.

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Allen & Overy LLP, One Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD. Phone +44 (0) 203 808 9700.
A map to the venue can be found here.
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