Overview
Date: 23 September 2020


Event overview

The Annual bwf and ICMA Capital Markets Conference took place on 23 September 2020 as a virtual panel discussing MiFID II/R: the “Quick-Fix“ and beyond.
 
The expert panel discussed the likely impacts of the MIFID II “quick fix” as part of the EU’s coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the extent to which this will play a key role in promoting the recapitalisation of European companies as they emerge from the crisis. Discussions covered the distribution of bonds with make-whole clauses to retail investors, changes to costs and charges disclosures, and the suspension of best execution reporting. The panel also looked ahead to the MiFID II/R review and the possible areas where either fine-tuning or a wholesale rethink could prove helpful, including the hot topics of research unbundling and  post-trade transparency.

Speakers included:
  • Frank Engels, CIO (UIP), Union Investment Privatfonds; Board Member, ICMA
  • Andy Hill, Senior Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA
  • Dr. Annette Kliffmüller-Frank, Managing Director, ICF BANK AG; Chair, bwf
  • Dr. Jörg Kukies, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance Germany
  • Tilman Lueder, Head, Securities Markets Unit, DG FISMA, Securities Markets, European Commission
  • Michael Sterzenbach, Secretary General, Bundesverband der Wertpapierfirmen

Event Partner:

ICMA Zurich

T: +41 44 363 4222
Dreikönigstrasse 8
8002 Zurich
ICMA London

T: +44 20 7213 0310
110 Cannon Street
London EC4N 6EU
ICMA Paris

T: +33 1 70 17 64 72
62 rue la Boétie
75008 Paris
ICMA Hong Kong

T: +852 2531 6592
Unit 3603, Tower 2
Lippo Centre
89 Queensway, Admiralty
Hong Kong
 
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