15 Nov 2006

The MiFID Revolution

Karel Lannoo / Jean-Pierre Casey

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ECMI Policy Brief No. 3 / 12 pages

The present Policy Brief paints a portrait of the likely EU securities market landscape post-MiFiD. Much of the available analysis on MiFID has focused on short-term adjustment and compliance costs, especially regarding IT investments. Yet MiFID represents a revolution in European securities markets that is likely to lead to deep and long-lasting structural changes. The analysis in this Policy Brief concentrates on ten predictions that the authors make about the likely impact of MiFID on market structures, and the likely strategic responses of financial services firms.