Initially scheduled for implementation on January 3rd, 2017, the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) II was specifically delayed in an effort to take into account industry feedback on the exceptional technical implementation challenges that it poses for regulators and market participants alike.

While the new rules will make financial markets more efficient, resilient and transparent, there is no doubt that MiFID II will involve significant changes to financial institutions’ compliance operations, processes, client management systems and technologies

With MiFID II now entering into force on January 3rd, 2018, Laura Glynn, Fenergo’s Director of Regulatory Compliance,  reviews the key functional, operational and technical impacts that this wide-ranging regulation will have on client onboarding and lifecycle management processes for banks in Europe and all over the world.