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EMIR/ MIFID

The initial version of MIFID, that came into force in 2007, was intended to be a corner-stone of EU efforts to create a single and harmonized financial market as it mainly sought to end the monopoly of US capital markets as well as to drive down the costs and connected risks for investors. However the […]

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The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) has introduced a single market and regulatory regime for investment services across the 31 member states of the European Economic Area (EEA: the 28 Member States of the European Union plus Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein). There are 3 objectives to be met by the Directive: 1) to complete […]

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The European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) is Europe‚Äôs response to the G20 commitment to regulate over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Corresponding measures in the United States are set forth in the Dodd Frank Act (Title VII). In Europe, the execution of OTC derivatives is regulated under the Markets in […]

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