"a leading writer on financial services and banking…has gathered views of leading figures in the banking world" ( CA Magazine , August 2007) "This book will be of particular interest to those dealing, trading and investing in European equities and instruments." ( Pensions World , December 2007) "Anyone who has anything to do with... investing in European equities and instruments will find this book an essential guide..." ( eubusiness.com)
From the Inside Flap
The future of investing in Europe’s market after MiFID With contributions from leading authorities, including: Andrew Allwright, Head of Marketing, Exchange Traded Instruments, Reuters Anthony Belchambers, Chief Executive, the Futures & Options Association and Chairman, MiFID Connect Andrew Douglas, Head of Securities Market Reform, SWIFT Bob Fuller, Chief Executive, Equiduct Michael Heinz, Banking Industry Expert, IBM Alan Jenkins, Director, BearingPoint and Co–Chair, MiFID Joint Working Group Anthony Kirby, Head of Risk, Regulation & Compliance, Capital Markets, Accenture, and Co–Chair, MiFID Joint Working Group Angela Knight, Chief Executive, the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) Steve Leggett, Principal Consultant, Atos Consulting Ian Mason, Partner, Barlow Lyde & Gilbert Michael McKee, Executive Director, the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) Chris Pickles, Director, BT Radianz and Chair, MiFID Joint Working Group John Ryan, Professor of Global Banking and Finance at the European Business School Bernhard Schüller, retired senior banker in charge of the securities business at BWS Bank David Smith, Principal Consultant, Atos Consulting Richard Thornton, Partner, SunGard Consulting Steve Webb, Partner, Capco Laurence White, Internal Market and Services DG, Unit G–3 – Securities Markets, the European Commission Nigel Woodward, Vice President, Global Financial Services Strategy, Intel
From the Back Cover
The future of investing in Europe’s market after MiFID Chris Skinner The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) is the biggest change programme Europe’s capital markets have ever attempted. It takes all the protection away from Europe’s Stock Exchanges and forces investment banks, brokers and dealers to guarantee best execution. The organizational, process and technology changes demanded by the MiFID are massive. In order to understand these challenges, industry commentator Chris Skinner has gathered the views of Europe’s leading figures in the MiFID community to discuss its implication. From an introduction from the European Business School and European Commission, through the views of leaders in the key constituencies of MiFID Connect and the MiFID Joint Working Group, through to organizations supporting the markets such as Reuters and SWIFT, this book provides a 360–degree perspective of the world of investing in Europe’s markets after the MiFID implementation. Anyone who has anything to do with dealing, trading and investing in European equities and instruments will find this book an essential guide to the markets now and into the future. With this book as their guide, readers will understand: The key MiFID business issues How to implement the directive How it will affect the markets once it comes into force “ This is a valuable and worthwhile endeavour to explain the implications, benefits and opportunities of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, and we believe is an important contribution to our European endeavours .” —The European Commission
About the Author
CHRIS SKINNER is well–known for his regular columns on Finextra.com and in the Banker magazine, as well as for being a regular keynote at the world′s largest financial services conferences including SWIFT’s SIBOS, BAI in the USA, IIR in Europe and the Financial Times in the UK. When not on the circuit, Chris is Chief Executive of Balatro, a think tank on the future of financial services, and Chairman of the Financial Services Club, a UK–based group which meets regularly to debate the future of the financial markets. He is also Chairman of the Banker′s Technology Awards; a Judge with the TradeTech Awards and the Asian Banker′s Excellence in Retail Financial Services program; as well as a contributor to the World Economic Forum′s program focused upon the future of banking. He lives in London, England, and can be found regularly at the world′s airport lounges gathering views and news on banking worldwide.