Policies for investment services
Investment services in the EU are harmonized according to the MiFID (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) regulation. The directive affects all our customers buying investment services. The directive impacts on, among other things, securities brokerage in share, fund, bond and derivatives transactions, investment advice and asset management.
How we operate
The main objective of the directive is to improve investor protection, harmonise investment services and increase competition in the financial sector within the EU. In accordance to above we are:
- Classifying all our customers who buy investment services from us
- Assess the suitability of a service for the customer
- Provide the customer with best execution when executing customer orders
The revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and new Regulation on Markets in Financial Instruments (MiFIR) come into effect 3rd of January 2018, and represents a major overhaul and extension of the existing MiFID requirements (from 2007).
The revised MiFID and the new MiFIR are commonly referred to as MiFID II. MiFID II compliance is a prerequisite for a licence to operate investment services within the European Union.
MiFID II mainly impacts the disclosure of information to customers, product governance rules, inducement regime, execution rules, pre-trade and post-trade transparency rules, transaction reporting, and trading obligations.
Nordea will as an execution venue under MIFID II publish quarterly reports on the quality of execution (RTS 27), found in the Documents list below.