MiFID II Product Governance/ Suitability & Appropriateness

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MiFID II: Product Governance Requirements, Suitability and Appropriateness

Traditionally, regulators around the world focused on the way in which financial services products were sold. They assumed that if the sales process worked, everything would be well. Then, a stream of misselling scandals convinced the authorities and legislators in different parts of Europe and at EU level that it was the products that did most of the damage. MiFID 2 builds on the experience of a number of financial centres, such as the UK, which have come to focus as the way products are built and reviewed and the governance structures required to make them safe. We will be tackling the MiFID 2 rules and ESMA materials on product governance, using the UK guidance to help us build and review products safely.

Seminar Content:

  • MiFID 2 and other ESMA materials
  • Identification of target markets
  • Design
  • Stress testing
  • Product governance
  • Managing distribution types and channels
  • Developing fair, clear and not misleading material about the product
  • Reviewing what happened

Who should attend:

Anyone involved in product design, risk management, compliance and corporate governance should attend. Also people involved in marketing coming because they will be able to see how their role fits within product governance framework.

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DATE: 22 December



LOCATION: EIMF Premises, Nicosia

TIME: 09:00 – 14:30

FEES: €250 + VAT


Registration Form

If you need help completing the online registration form, please give us a call at 2227 4470 or email us at info@eimf.eu 

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 info@eimf.eu.



Vivienne Bannigan

Vivienne has a BA Jt Hons in Economics and Finance as well as an M.Econ.Sc in European Economics and Public Affairs and has gained professional qualifications in programme management. Additionally, Vivienne has over 17 years’ experience in the financial services sector, encompassing policy, operations, compliance and stakeholder and project management roles in leading industry institutions, including the Financial Services Authority (now the FCA), Royal Bank of Scotland and the BBA. Vivienne helps organisations and individuals develop the strategies and skills needed to address the regulatory, operational developmental and change management challenges they face. She has recently established her own company, Granuaile Limited, offering a fresh and unique approach to personal and organisational development. Additionally, Vivienne is currently studying Community Psychology at Brighton University.