Report by ISITC Europe to demystify MIFID II and MIFIR.
On 20th October 2011, the European Commission published two proposals: the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), along with Markets in Financial Investments Regulation (MiFIR). Both the Directive and Regulation aim to establish a safer and more transparent financial system by enhancing regulatory requirements, market transparency and investor protection. Read more
ISITC Europe has recognised the tremendous interest in the financial markets for Blockchain DLT and has noted the growing number of groups and committees springing up to try and understand impacts, or to examine potential solutions.
ISITC Europe is supported by BISS Research and BAT and the Charter is a joint enterprise between ISITC Europe and OASIS Open.
ESMA the EU Regulator has surveyed the market participants and includes input from (BAT) (BISS) and although we are not entirely in agreement of some of the conclusions we feel it is representative of the market view in 2016
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“Outstanding”, “Best conference I have been to for years”, “Fantastic well informed speakers” were just a few of the comments made at the recent ISITC Europe AGM & Conference held on Thursday 26th January at the Hilton London Tower Bridge.
The ISITC Europe Silver Anniversary AGM and Conference will be held on the 26th January 2016.
ISITC Europe is pleased to announce one of the most important events of 2016 with its December Blockchain DLT working group. The meeting will be held on Thursday 1st December at London Metropolitan University from 4pm – 6pm. In this session we will debate with leading practitioners standards and legal issues in implementing Blockchain DLT.
Mayer Brown are a top legal firm practising in global markets and with Blockchain DLT capturing the attention of financial markets players implementation issues are now featuring as major obstacles. Oliver Yaros, a senior associate in the IP team at Mayer Brown who advises FS firms on data and integration issues in DLT and Bourn Collier, an associate, will present “Regulatory Approaches and Issues in Practice of Blockchain DLT in Financial Markets”. Read more
In October 2016, Euroclear hosted a commemorative event to mark the 20th Anniversary of the successful implementation of CREST (the UK settlement system). Research undertaken by BISS Research, together with; Dr Hermann Rapp, Anglia Ruskin University, Dr Cristina Parisi, Copenhagen Business School, with assistance of Dr Marta Gasparin, Leicester University, explored the impact of its introduction.
Gary Wright, CEO of BISS Research & co-founder of Block Asset Technologies, explores CREST’s relevance in today’s innovation technology. Does Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) have the same capability, in bringing wholesale changes to market infrastructure?
To date, discussion about the opportunities from Blockchain has greatly exceeded discussion about the barriers to the adoption of Blockchain. What, exactly, are those barriers to change?