What is MiFID II?

The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) and the accompanying Regulation (MiFIR), enacted in 2007, transformed trading in the European Union. The new regulations impacted financial market participants offering investment services and created a more structured environment for trading, clearing, and reporting.

Building upon these rules to address issues that surfaced during the financial crisis of 2008, regulators have revised the original directive. The updated regulations, known as MiFID II, are set to take effect on 3 January 2018.

Once implemented, MiFID II will close the gaps in the original regulatory framework, expanding the scope of the rules and increasing transparency, investor protections, and the overall governance of financial markets.

How Will MiFID II Affect Your Business?

Aimed at European markets, MiFID II has far-reaching implications for global market participants and with the deadline for compliance fast approaching, both the buyside and sellside are preparing for its impact.

These new obligations will bring about significant changes including the creation of Market Structures (MTF, OTF, SI) that will centralize trading and drastically increase the amount and type of data to be captured, reported and maintained. Under MiFID II, market participants must establish and review clear execution policies, demonstrate best execution to their clients, and report to the regulators.

FX market players dealing throughout the EU will need to considerably update their trading systems and processes to comply with the demands of new financial regulations. Most importantly, the race to MiFID II compliance has the potential to interrupt the way financial businesses operate in the EU and to distract them from growing their businesses.

The Integral platform contains all of the services you need to become MiFID II compliant.

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Integral’s Intelligent Solutions for the MiFID II Regime

As your trusted FX technology partner, Integral is aligning our solutions with your business needs. We understand the global implications of MiFID II and are rapidly expanding our services and offerings to help you proactively meet your regulatory commitments.

The entire Integral platform, has always been designed to deliver the most demanding execution, transparency and reporting requirements, so offering services for full MiFID II compliance built on our platform is a natural progression.

Integral is uniquely positioned to help you transition to a MiFID II compliant FX environment with Integral MTF, our registered Multilateral Trading Facility built on the OCX platform and operated by our subsidiary, Integral UK.

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Our award winning BankFX platform includes all of the services necessary to meet MiFID II requirements including support for pre-trade and post-trade transparency, surveillance, TCA, reporting, and record keeping.
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Integral Sales Dealer – the Best Solution for MiFID II Compliant Voice Trading

If you have customers who submit orders over the phone, you don’t have to change the way you communicate with them in order to be MiFID II compliant. Integral Sales Dealer solves your MiFID II compliance concerns quickly and easily.

Integral's Sales Dealer
  • Designed by FX salespeople for FX salespeople
  • Captures all FX product and order types for both trades and quotes
  • Records full market snapshot and all required regulatory data
  • Includes manual pricer for dealer intervention across all platforms
  • Makes MiFID II compliance so much easier for your business

Contact us for a demonstration of Integral Sales Dealer to learn how quickly and easily your voice trading can become MiFID II compliant.

MiFID II — The Final Sprint to FX Compliance

Struggling with MiFID II compliance not only has the potential to interrupt the way currency trading operates across Europe, but also to distract firms from growing their businesses.

In this recorded webinar you will learn how Integral’s flexible cloud-based FX solutions can carry you to the January 3 finish line. Rainer Bunz, Head of Foreign Exchange & Banknotes, at Raiffeisen Bank International discusses how his firm partnered with Integral to prepare for MiFID II.

In a poll conducted during the live webinar on November 7, 2017, only 18% of attendees said they were completely MiFID II compliant and ready for the January 3rd deadline.

As regulators begin providing feedback in the New Year, firms will look towards a flexible cloud-based solution that enables them to make fast and easy changes to their trading systems and processes.

Download Article: Varying Degrees of Preparation for MiFID II

FX Week MiFID II Q & A

In an interview conducted by FX Week on Novemeber 9th, 2017, Integral CEO Harpal Sandhu answers questions about its MiFID II priorities for the upcoming implementation deadlines, market participant concerns and structure changes, as well what can be aniticipated for 2018.

Integral is uniquely positioned to help you transition to a MiFID II compliant FX environment. We understand the global implications of this regulation and can help you proactively meet your MiFID II commitments.

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