The implementation of MiFID II in January 2018 will bring with it a few changes in the definition of “financial instruments”. Anya Bissessur, Senior Commercial Lawyer, Market Regulations and Compliance at Statkraft Energi AS shares her views on this topic and the possible consequences it may have for energy trading.
“Commodity traders and MiFID II: What now?”
Shift in definitions of financial instruments
What remains a physical commodity?
All commodity spot contracts
REMIT carve out for power and gas
Take or Pay
Physically settled options
Netting (close out, payment, operations)
Wholesale energy products
Immediate Consequences of new definitions
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