The European Commission held a public hearing on 11 September 2007 on transparency in non-equity markets, i.e. classes of financial instrument other than shares. The hearing will assist the Commission in preparation of a report that it is required to produce under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). This report will investigate whether and to what extent new requirements on pre- and post-trade transparency should be introduced at EU level to trading in non-equity financial instruments such as bonds and derivatives. Representatives from the European Parliament, the European Central Bank, the Committee of European Securities Regulators, the Securities Exchange Commission and the private and consumer sectors participated and presented. The public hearing follows a related call for evidence launched in June 2006.

View Public hearing on non-equities markets transparency, (PDF 89.6KB), 11 September 2007