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Following the introduction of MiFID II at the beginning of 2018, the securities business is once again facing an immense regulatory challenge: The Sustainable Finance Action Plan of the European Commission provides for numerous measures that require a fundamental adjustment of existing processes in securities distribution. Since March 10, 2021, the Disclosure Regulation, according to which company and product-related sustainability information must be disclosed, has already been applied. This will be followed in the summer of 2022 by the amendments to MiFID II, which provide for the query and consideration of clients' sustainability preferences in investment advice and asset management and a reclassification of sustainable financial instruments.

Although numerous but important regulatory details are still open, institutions already have to deal intensively with internal implementation.

In addition to the European requirements, however, there are also various national plans that may lead to additional requirements for securities sales.

In the online event, the banking association will therefore (I) provide an overview of the current status of European sustainable finance regulation (MiFID II, SFDR, taxonomy), (II) discuss the central changes of the MiFID II regime and (III) how these can be implemented technically.

The speakers from the Association of German Banks are:

  • Nikolai Lenarz, Head of Retail Banking and Consumer Protection
  • Alissa Wiemann, Team Retail Banking and Consumer Protection

The event is primarily aimed at product managers, sales staff, representatives of legal departments and WpHG compliance.

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