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House of Lords report on MiFID

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10 July 2012, Brussels

The UK’s House of Lords published its report on MiFID today. The report, drafted by its sub-committee on EU affairs, will help to determine the UK’s position in Council leading up to the ECOFIN meeting on 9 Ooctober.

Finance Watch gave evidence to the House of Lords Sub-committee on 29 May 2012.

In the conclusions to its final report, “MiFID II: Getting it Right for the City and EU Financial Services Industry”, the Lords were sympathetic to a number of issues raised by Finance Watch in its position paper “Investing not Betting”, including doubts about organised trading facilities (OTFs), the need for a consolidated tape, the need to distinguish between normal algorithmic and high-frequency trading, and support for a ban on sales inducements. However, they did not back other proposals, including for position limits on commodity derivatives trading.

Transcript of evidence

Final report

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