Structured Products: Speed bumps

Author: | Published: 28 Jun 2017

Panellists at this IFLR event agreed: Mifid II, Priips and other EU legislation focusing on derivatives will give the market more headaches in 2017

Chris Taylor, Alpha Structured Products; Antoine Porcheret, BNP Paribas

2017 is the year where many organisations will have to get their house in order in preparation for some landmark pieces of EU financial legislation.

Key among these is Mifid II, a huge and complex piece of regulation, which is expected to bring about increased complexity and tremendous compliance costs. Personal attestation and reporting of transaction data are issues that are being hotly discussed now. Within large organisations, complexity always seems to go up: the trade reporting obligation covered a few pieces of data sent to the host regulator but under the latest Mifid regime, there are 65 fields of data which need to be reported to the home regulator. It's expected there will be significant reliance...



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