The CISI has noticed an increase in demand from its member firms for additional education on the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), outside of its core continuing professional development programme.
Given the array of strategic and operational challenges involved in implementing MiFID II, the CISI is delighted to announce its partnership with Thomson Reuters to host three nationwide seminars addressing the key features of MiFID II and their impact on wealth and investment managers and financial planners.
Titled ‘MiFID II: preparing for January 2018 and beyond’, the seminars will specifically cover the following subject areas:
- regulatory expectations under MiFID II
- adapting to changes in the investment research process
- product governance and client suitability
- meeting transparency and disclosure obligations
- project managing MiFID II implementation.
CISI members can attend the seminars in London (3 October); Edinburgh (12 October); and Manchester (16 November). Venues and speaker line-ups will be announced soon.
Alex Xavier, CISI assistant director, member services, said: “Thomson Reuters has excellent insight to offer on MiFID II, so we are delighted to partner with them to deliver this nationwide seminar programme. With additional perspectives offered by lawyers, financial practitioners and the regulator, we believe these seminars will provide much needed knowledge at a crucial time for our members.”
John Mason, global head of regulatory and market structure, Thomson Reuters, added: “With MiFID II set to bring fundamental operating changes across the entire financial services sector, it is imperative that our clients understand the key issues and consequences as implementation approaches. Through these seminars, we are able to bring our unique insights and services to help the market navigate MiFID II challenges and discover where new business opportunities may lie.”