Best Execution


 Best Execution

The Markets in Financial Services Regulation and Directive (MiFID II) is part of the wider European Financial Services Action Plan. The main aim of creating a single market for financial services is to establish a stable, competitive and transparent financial services framework across the European Union. The MiFID II Directive and the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation repeal and recast the Markets in Financial Instrument Directive, MiFID.

The legislation and proposals are aimed to strengthen investor protection by making markets more efficient and transparent. MiFID II introduces comprehensive changes across EU financial markets. There are changes to the scope of financial instruments, market structure, transparency, investor protect, while other changes are radical shifts to how firms are operating at the moment. Furthermore, the regulatory transaction reporting regime will be standardised across Europe under the Markets in Financial Services Regulation. The primary purpose of transaction reports is to detect and investigate suspected market abuse, insider dealer and market manipulation.

Expected Outcomes:

MiFID II is a far -reaching reform across European Financial markets, which will create new requirements for firms and fundamentally altering the structures of certain markets. Unlike MiFID I, certain aspects of MiFID II seek maximum harmonise across European markets. Implementing these changes will provide significant challenges for how firms operate. This one day workshop will introduce delegates to a framework which aims to identify safe ports while navigating uncertain regulatory and operational changes.

Attending this workshop will enable you to:

  • Explain the importance of these regulatory reforms, the key legislative changes and how they inter-relate with the wider regulatory agenda.
  • Explore key issues related to changes in the best execution policy.
  • State a model to meet regulator’s expectations, identifying key risks for oversight of regulatory and operational risks.
  • Have an awareness of what lies beyond MiFID II go ‘live’ 3rd January 2018 for European Markets

Seminar Content:

  • Navigating MiFID II
  • Best Execution
  • The Future of Regulation
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DATE: 13 February



LOCATION: Limassol

TIME: 09:00 – 14:30

FEES: €220 + VAT


Who should attend:

This workshop is to support those with the responsibility for the oversight of financial crime including senior managers, regulatory risk, audit, compliance and those at the cold face.

Registration Form

This seminar is full. Please contact us at 2227 4470 or email us at [email protected]  if you want to be added on the waiting list.

In-House Training

If you would like to discuss bringing this or another topic to your organization on an in-house basis please call us at 22274470 or email us at [email protected].


Vivienne Bannigan

Vivienne has over 17 years’ experience in Wholesale Capital Markets in both the public and private banking sector in the UK and global markets. Vivienne advises senior management on regulatory policy changes, facilitating the design and delivery of policy and practical frameworks to manage regulatory and operational risk. Vivienne worked on the Market Abuse Directive while and associate at the Financial Services Authority, now the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and while being lead Policy Directive for MiFID II at the British Banker’ Association (BBA) supported members and colleagues with Market Abuse related issues. Since March 2015 Vivienne has been designing and delivering bespoke workshops for market abuse.  Vivienne is passionate about education and empowering firms and individuals to be able to manage regulatory and operational risk in a practical manner.