To cope with regulation, the industry needs to get together

Though MiFID II has been delayed, the consensus among industry professionals is that there should be no slowdown in preparation work and, alongside other key pieces of legislation, this means 2016 is set to be one of the busiest years yet for everyone working across the trade lifecycle.

With that in mind I’m very pleased to announce The TRADE’s ambitious new events schedule for next year, which will include a number of face-to-face sessions covering the key regulatory developments that the buy-side needs to know about.

You can check out the full list of events HERE and click to register your interest. We’ll be kicking off in February with an event focused on the Market Abuse Regulation, which comes into force on 3 July 2016. It tightens up existing rules on market abuse but also expands it with legal prescriptions for market sounding and enables regulators to levy new fines of up to €5 million, and it will be vital for firms to know what they need to do to comply.

This will be followed up in May with a series of events across Europe looking at how the buy-side can get ready for MiFID II, with presentations by regulators, legal experts, sell-side and technology specialists. This will be closely followed by several events in June across the US which will inform the buy-side on how best to meet the best execution obligations demanded not only by regulators, but increasingly by end investors as well.

We’ll be topping the year off with our annual Leaders in Trading awards ceremony, including the highly popular Rising Stars of Trading & Execution, which will also be coming to the US for the first time in 2016.

I hope to see many familiar and new faces from the buy-side at these events, which offer an opportunity for two-way dialogue across the industry on how best to deal with the challenges it faces.

So make sure you register HERE so you don’t miss out and I look forward to seeing you in 2016.