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5 Big Headaches For Financial Firms Ahead Of MiFID II

Law360, London (January 16, 2017, 6:34 PM GMT) -- As U.K.’s financial firms race to comply with sweeping European Union rulebook changes ahead of a January 2018 deadline, lawyers told Law360 that five sets of imponderables were particularly vexing.

Bank compliance staff and their legal advisers grappling with the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, the biggest regulatory changes since the the 2008 financial crisis, are coping with stimulus overload as EU regulators set serial deadlines and tweak previously announced changes to trading rules.

In addition, new calls from the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, a global regulatory group, for revised capital requirements and disclosure rules for investment instruments are coming...

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