EBF advisor: Pauline Guerin
Publication date: 4 February 2020
In line with the 2020 European Commission work program, the EBF supports amendments to MIFID and MIFIR requirements.
- The EBF is supportive of further consistency in EU regulation (in particular MIFID, PRIIPS and UCITS). The EBF would also like to stress the need for amendments to be evidence-based and for firms to begiven a sufficiently long implementation period in order to adapt to the new rules. Finally, the EBF supports the need for an overall assessment of MiFID 2/MiFIR to be conducted according to the principle of proportionality.
- Wholesale clients should be exempted from the information requirements in MiFID 2 whilst allowing individual clients to opt down and be treated as retail clients for a particular service or transaction. With specific reference to the disclosure of the costs and charges’ requirements, we believe it would be more balanced to provide a full exemption from the ex-ante disclosure.
- We support the proposal to allow investment firms to provide ex-ante cost information under the same conditions as set out in Article 25 (6) MiFID 2. The article entitles the provision of a suitability report immediately after the transaction under certain conditions and without having to delay the transaction.
- Regarding market structure, we support the improvement of data quality and reporting requirements and would highlight, too, the issue of raising data costs.
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