Round-up: MiFID

After nine years in development, the European Union's Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) comes into effect today, and promises to spur a new round of technology investment and a profound shake-up the financial markets .


The arrival of MiFID ushers in a new era for investors, banks and stock exchanges by removing barriers in Europe's capital markets and increasing competition in securities trading.

But while the long-awaited legislation may have arrived, it continues to pose a challenge for many firms that have been forced to retrain staff and overhaul technology in readiness for this brave new world.

Read our key MiFID coverage here:

Half of UK financial firms not ready for compliance

Compliance and risk, is there an easier way?

MiFID: Time for action, not words

Swiss exchange revamps for MiFID and algo trading rush

E-trade to cut costs and improve transparency, insurers warned

London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange beefs up trading platform for MiFID

London Stock Exchange boosts network speeds

Electronic trades soar as profit margins fall for stock exchange

London Stock Exchange's new TradElect electronic platform goes live


Turquoise chooses trading platform and CEO

Turquoise delays launch, denies rift in bank consortium

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