MiFID II, Crypto Assets and the Cryptocurrency Market

MiFID II, Crypto Assets and the Cryptocurrency Market In December of 2017, Bitcoin made international headlines after its value skyrocketed to just under 15,000 GBP per bitcoin. The rate of growth which Bitcoin exhibited throughout 2017, as well as in the years prior,...

ESMA’s Approach to a No-Deal Brexit

In recent months, the political landscapes of both Britain and mainland Europe have been dominated by talks of Brexit. Perhaps more than any other event in recent history, Brexit will seriously impact the state of markets across the whole of Europe. In particular, the...

MiFID II as World Standard

While a number of American firms have chosen to adhere to certain regulations laid out by MiFID II, it has not as of yet been implemented as law in the United States. Not only that, but some regulations put in place by the SEC actively contradict the European...

The One-Year Anniversary of MiFID II

This January marks the one year anniversary of MiFID II’s implementation. The alterations to the financial sector that this regulatory framework proposes are vast in scope; one year on, it is worth questioning how effective these proposed changes have been. Has MiFID...