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MiFID II Solutions from IHS Markit

We have the solutions you need to address your MiFID II requirements.

MiFID II, the European Community’s second Market in Financial Instruments Directive, is set to take effect on January 3, 2018. It will greatly transform Europe’s financial markets, affecting all participants that provide investment services.

Whether you are a buy-side or sell-side professional, IHS Markit can help you prepare for MiFID II with fast and cost-effective solutions that enable you to:

  • Conduct sophisticated benchmarking to improve best execution and transaction cost analysis
  • Manage the process of evaluating, utilizing, and paying for research
  • Comply with wide-ranging transaction-reporting requirements
  • Adapt to the changing economics of securities trading
  • Efficiently manage regulatory outreach and data exchange with counterparties

Find a solution by MiFID II objective

Learn about key aspects of MiFID II from IHS Markit thought leaders

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Next steps

What steps should asset managers be taking now to comply with MiFID II?

Data management challenges presented by MiFID II reporting requirements

IHS Markit Kirston Winters joins MiFID II experts from Standard Chartered and Barings Asset Management to discuss the transaction reporting elements of MiFID II in this recent webinar we held with WatersTechnology magazine.

Funding research: are you ready for MiFID II?

Tom Conigliaro, head of Brokerage and Research Services at IHS Markit, reveals the impact of MiFID II regulations around paying for research and what firms should be doing now to make sure they comply.

How to implement research payment solutions

Francis Land, director of Brokerage and Research Services explains how buy-siders can comply with MiFID II's research payment regime.

IHS Markit on best execution

Michael Richter, director of trading analytics at IHS Markit, tells The TRADE how the buy-side can get their execution MiFID II-ready.

IHS Markit brokerage, research and best execution solutions

Michael Aldridge, managing director of Trading Services, gives a brief overview of IHS Markit solutions that facilitate consumption, evaluation and payment of research, as well as services to help improve quality of executions.

MiFID II Summary

In 2004, the European Community adopted the first Market in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID I), which aimed to create a single European market for investment services and activities. MiFID I mandated increased reporting, transparency and rules for business conduct and financial instruments. It took effect in November 2007.

Whereas MiFID I strove to create a single European equities trading market, MiFID II developed in response to the 2008 financial crisis. Adopted by the European Community in 2014, MiFID II will extend and reform the original MiFID framework to the non-equities markets: derivatives, foreign exchange, cash, commodities and fixed income assets. Trades of all equity and non-equity assets will be required to occur in open, transparent trading venues. Execution of MiFID II is slated for January 3, 2018.

What are the goals of MiFID II?

  • Improved, efficient market structure
  • Greater market fairness and transparency
  • Stronger investment protection
  • Reduced systemic financial risk
  • Level playing field for market participants

IHS Markit MiFID II solutions: gain a competitive advantage

  • Fast, cost-effective: Implement our solutions immediately, eliminating the need for costly development work
  • Comprehensive: Find all the answers you need to meet your regulatory requirements in one place with products that work seamlessly together or work independently
  • Customer-designed: Find solutions that have been developed directly with customers like you to meet your needs and goals
  • Transparency: Get complete visibility of your workflow across the trading value chain
  • Maintenance-free: Receive automatic updates that reflect any new regulatory requirements
  • World-class: Go beyond simple adoption to using solutions that have the latest evaluation metrics and functionality and will serve as a competitive differentiator

Why choose IHS Markit as your MiFID II solutions provider

  • We have longstanding industry relationships with the top sell-side, buy-side and regulatory institutions, serving more than 3,500 of the world’s largest institutional customers, including banks, hedge funds, asset managers, regulators, auditors, fund administrators and insurance companies
  • We have more than a decade of experience providing effective regulatory solutions for the financial service industry, from EITF 02-03 to MiFID, Dodd Frank, EMIR and now MiFID II and MiFIR
  • We have one of the broadest solutions set for MiFID II requirements, spanning all key requirements for the three core MiFID II objectives: Investor protection, transparency, market structure
  • Our solutions have always harnessed the latest technology to provide the functionality our customers need to adapt and perform – We are currently investing in next-generation initiatives such as blockchain, microservices and Symphony to help power the solutions of the future


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