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Banking and Financial Services
European Law
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30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at those interested in banking law and financial regulation. It aims to explore the likely proposed reform to the MiFID regime regulating the market in financial products across the EU. This podcast sets out what MiFID is and in what areas it stands to be reformed, particularly with regard to investor protection and the provision of investment services.

After completing the course you will:
  • Know what MiFID is;
  • Understand the mischief that MiFID seeks to remedy;
  • Know why MiFID is now the subject of a review;
  • Understand what if any impact the proposed MiFID reforms will have on the existing conduct of business rules;
  • Know what the proposed reforms will make to the governance of investment firms;
  • Understand the impact of the MiFID regime on firms offering investment services from outside the EU;
  • Understand the new supervisory powers given to national regulators and the ESMA to intervene in markets to ban the sale or marketing of certain financial products.
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • Markets in Financial Instruments Directive 2004/39/EC;
  • Market Abuse Directive 2003/6/EC;
  • European Market Infrastructure Regulation.

In this two-part CPDcast, a partner at leading capital markets law firm Morrison Foerster discusses reform of the EU MiFID I regime. This podcast briefly sets out what MiFID I is and how it works before going on to explore the prospect of a MiFID II regime covering investor protection and the provision of investment services and changes proposed in relation to the structure of financial markets.

Podcast added: 14/03/12

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