Thoughts on Europe’s MiFID Directive

Ipreo is headquartered in Manhattan, but as a global company dedicated to providing insight and analysis across the global markets, we have offices on multiple continents, including Asia, Africa, and Europe. We monitor activity and serve clients in every financial hub around the world, and as such there is often a need to explore issues of particular consequence to those regions.

Today, we’re sharing a Hot Topic specific to the European markets. Our Hot Topics are features in which we survey clients and colleagues for their input on a variety of topics affecting the financial and investment communities.

Like the issues explored in our North American editions (which recently included the Presidential ElectionBrexit’s impact on the US markets, and the industry’s use of social media), the topic at hand is on the mind of many of our clients and colleagues. In January 2018, Europe will implement a new regulation, MiFID II, that will have consequences for many issuers, mainly mid and small caps, apart from direct impact on the sell-side and the buy-side.

We reached out to capture the concerns of the industry.

“What are your thoughts on the MiFID II directive and the consequences on issuers?”

Responses varied, as they always do, but the overwhelming response from those surveyed was an unhappy feeling about a service that has traditionally been provided by brokers at no cost.

See all the responses in Ipreo’s European Hot Topic: MiFID II Directive on Corporate Access in Europe