The Presidency has tabled new compromise texts of the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID 2) and Regulation (MiFIR):

  • A new limb to art. 20.1a MiFID 2 bans Organised Trading Facility (OTF) operators from using matched principal trading to execute client orders in derivatives subject to the trading obligation.
  • MiFID 2 now gives ESMA the task of developing draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) specifying the characteristics of transactions in shares that do not contribute to the price discovery process. Investment firms would not be obliged to undertake these transactions on a regulated market, multilateral trading facility (MTF) or OTF, or by using a systematic internaliser.

(Source: Compromise Text for MiFID 2 and Compromise Text for MiFIR)