Destination MiFID II

until MiFID II enters into force

MiFID II, the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive scheduled for 3 January 2018, presents both challenges and opportunities to all financial market participants. As a leading European operator of financial markets and a provider of trading technologies, Euronext has established a MiFID II programme to ensure our compliance with regulatory requirements and assist customers through the delivery of services in a number of initiatives.

MiFID II builds on MiFID I, aiming to improve the functioning of financial markets by

  • Increasing transparency by extending pre- and post-trade transparency and reporting requirements (APA and ARM) from shares to all asset classes (cash, commodities and derivatives)
  • Ensuring that the trading of shares and eligible derivatives is conducted on MiFID venues
  • Promoting orderly markets by extending the scope of MiFID I to include algorithmic and high frequency trading (HFT)
  • Improving the oversight and transparency of commodity markets by introducing position limits and reporting service
  • Updating rules on market microstructures, in particular those linked to HFT
  • Encouraging competition in trading and clearing across financial markets
  • Providing pre-trade risk controls, such as Kill Switch, Order Size limits and others.

This webpage provides an overview of the new services and products developed by Euronext based on the opportunities presented by MiFID II and on client feedback. The webpage will be updated regularly.

Market Structure
and Transparency

MiFID II gives rise to a number of macro themes that will impose significant changes on overall market structure and transparency. This section outlines the key themes and presents Euronext’s position and developments with respect to these themes. Euronext will update this section as necessary.

Trade publication and reporting mechanisms (APA/ARM)
Market data disaggregation and fees
Best execution
Commodities and Position Reporting
Market making
Pre- and post-trade transparency

Third country

MiFID II will allow third country firms to provide investment services and perform investment activities (wholesale business activities) if the third country’s legal and supervisory arrangements are considered equivalent to the EU framework. This section outlines the key requirements and Euronext’s position.

Third country access 


MiFID II imposes a number of micro structural requirements on trading venues that will also impact participants. This section outlines the key requirements and presents Euronext’s position and developments with respect to these requirements. Euronext will update this section as necessary.

Legal entity identifier (LEI)
ISIN code
Clock synchronisation
Kill Switch
Direct Electronic Access (DEA)
Order to Trade Ratio
Tick Sizes
New order fields
Algo declaration and flagging
Conformance and algo testing 


MiFID II is set to come into effect on 3 January 2018. This section outlines Euronext’s key implementation milestones with regard to MiFID II.


MiFID II Resources
12 Oct 2017 Euronext new tick size regime for MiFID II
29 Sep 2017 MiFID II – Release of final implementation schedule, documentation and onboarding procedures for SLC Manager, Non-MiFID member reporting and Commodity Position Reporting
25 Sep 2017 MIFID II: Final implementation schedule, technical documentation and implementation guidelines
19 Sep 2017 Order-to-trade ratio: calculation and monitoring by Euronext
18 Sep 2017 MIFID II Commodities Position Reporting
12 Sep 2017 EUA environment availability for MIFID II on Euronext derivatives markets and start of conformance testing
08 Sep 2017 MiFID II & Optiq: updated technical specifications for Optiq Market Data Gateway (MDG) and Order Entry Gateway (OEG)
06 Sep 2017 Implementing MiFID II Requirements on Euronext Cash Markets
11 Aug 2017 MiFID II: Transaction reporting for non-MiFID Euronext members
25 Jul 2017 MIFID II for Euronext Derivatives Markets: V-EUA Upgrade and Conformance Test Details
19 Jul 2017 Optiq Phase 2 - Release of Technical Specifications for Optiq TCS Order Entry - SBE Interface
10 Jul 2017 MiFID II: opening of test platform and release of specifications for short and long code management
05 Jul 2017 Optiq and Mifid II - Important programme updates
30 Jun 2017 Updates on reporting obligations and on Euronext’s APA/ARM services
30 Jun 2017 MIFID II - Release of updated technical specifications for order entry
12 Jun 2017 Draft Rulebook and Trading Manual available
07 Jun 2017 Euronext Market Making Adjustments for MiFID II
28 Apr 2017 OPTIQ Market Data Gateway (MDG): Production environment now available for connectivity testing
25 Apr 2017 Planned Launch of Euronext Block
13 Apr 2017 Optiq market data gateway (MDG) physical EUA environment update and MIFID II derivatives test availability
Harmonised rules
Conformance test and algo declaration policy


For additional information on Euronext's MiFID II programme, please contact mifid2@euronext.com


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