Buy side voices heard about MiFID II at the 3rd London Alpha Trader Forum PDF Print E-mail

London 28th November 2011: 26 Buy side delegates met with guests from the European Commision and European Parliament to discuss MiFID II at the 3rd London Alpha Trader Forum (ATF) on Friday 25th November. The buy side delegates included head traders, heads of desk, head of centralised dealing and senior portfolio managers from a diverse range of asset managers and hedge funds across the UK and Europe.
Buy side questions polled and debated included:

  • Does the Commision's final proposal for MiFIR and amendments to MiFID cover all the 'gaps' that the original directive didn't cover?
  • Do you think the proposals to achieve a consolidated tape will serve their purpose and be beneficial for your business?
  • Will the creation of the Organised Trading Facility (OT) make the market more efficient and improve transparency?
  • Do you think the proposed rules surrounding the SI and OTF regimes will increase the cost of trading to the buy side and the underlying retail investor?
  • Does your firm intend to lobby in Brussels for changes to the current proposals?

Anita Karppi, Managing Director, Alpha Trader Forum said: "Last Friday’s ATF produced yet another informative, riveting and honest debate discussing key pertinent issues around the hot topic of MIFID II. It is fundamentally important that buy side voices are heard about this topic. The next ATF debates are currently being planned and I look forward to working with both the European buy and sell side in 2012".

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 February 2012 12:53