MiFID II training course

MiFID II Training

Geography Covered: UK and Europe | Duration: 45 minutes

In February 2016 it was announced that the Markets in Financial Instrument Directive II (MiFID II) deadline would be delayed by one year. This MiFID II training course will let you understand your basic obligations and requirements from the new MiFID II regime. It also explains the impact on financial services by the regime and its wide-ranging effects across the European Union from increased market access to best execution.


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In summary, MiFID II will introduce new post-financial crisis conduct of business requirements and will seek to improve the transparency and regulation of the financial markets. It will lead to a more harmonized conduct of business and systems and controls framework for the investment services sector in Europe.

The International reach of MIFID II details and describes the effects of MIFID II on the various trading firms and exchanges outside Europe. Other facts considered in the course are the concepts from MIFID II affecting (1) trading with European entities, (2) those firms who have legal entities based in Europe, or (3) non-EU players through equivalence for certain products.

International firms and organizations of all types operating in financial markets need to be aware of the impact that the market structure revisions and new obligations will make to their business, and to the markets themselves.

The available versions for this course include:

MiFID II for the Buy-side
This course is focused on the buy-side of your business and will help you understand your principal obligations under the MiFID ll regime. It will explain MiFID II’s impact on financial services and its wide-ranging effects across the European Union. Topics covered in the course include investor protection, market transparency and integrity, and governance.
MiFID II for the Sell-side
Sell-side refers to the part of the financial industry involved in the creation, promotion and sale of financial instruments. Sell-side individuals and firms work to create and service products made available to the buy side of the financial industry. Sell-side firms include investment banks, interdealer brokers and stock brokers.
MiFID II – Market Structure
This course focuses on the new trading venue types allowed after MiFID II, and the key differences in the operation of these trading venues. Learners will be able to identify MiFID II’s impact on market transparency and integrity, and better understand systematic internalizers and dark pool trading.
International Reach of MiFID II
This course is intended to explain what exactly MiFID II is, and why it is so important even outside of the European Union. The course will provide an overview of how MiFID II affects trading, regulation and governance outside the immediate Eurozone countries. This includes the changes MiFID II will make to the trading landscape globally and how international trading firms, regulators and venues will be permitted to interact. Topics covered include examples of international (non-European) market participants and how they may be affected by the new MiFID II regime, and/or how they may not be affected. This course is tailored for you to understand the international reach of the new regulatory and trading factors under MiFID II. The course will include a quick review of the most important requirements under MiFID II for financial firms, employees and clients. The earlier three courses in the MiFID II suite can provide further details, if required.


Like all our courses, the MiFID II training courses is written by attorneys and powered by world-leading regulatory intelligence, which tracks more than 900 regulators and exchanges globally to ensure the course content is always up to date.

We employ instructional design techniques optimized for risk and compliance training, enabling your business to educate in a way that reduces risk and encourages compliant behavior.

As with all of our courses, the MiFID II training course is driven by practical examples and interactive scenarios to ensure users truly understand and recognize the issues of most importance to your business and learn to instinctively act to support them.

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