Nathaniel Lalone, a partner in the Financial Services practice, will participate in a panel discussion at the FOW Regulation 2015 conference on Tuesday, September 8 at 11:50 a.m. (GMT). The panel, "The Implications and Complexities of Open Access," will cover open access to clearinghouses, benchmarks and execution venues, which is a central pillar of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) reforms. The panel also will answer the following questions:
- How will open access requirements change behavior?
- What does open access really mean? Does open access increase systemic risk?
- What are the operational challenges for brokers posed by open access?
- How can firms prepare now to capitalize on open access?
Later, Carolyn Jackson, a partner in the Financial Services practice, will speak on the "Commodity Derivatives" panel at 4:40 p.m. (GMT). The panel will focus on MiFID II, which is expected to bring new oversight and transparency requirements to the commodity markets. Carolyn will discuss key the changes as a result of the regulation, and how those changes will impact trading firms and their brokers. The panel also will answer the following questions:
- What instruments are covered under MiFID II?
- What reporting requirements will be involved?
- How does MiFID II interact with other regulations?
- How will position limits for commodities work in practice?
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