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MiFID II: Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II

MiFID II could affect a wide range of your firm’s functions – from client services to IT and HR systems.

EMIR: European Market Infrastructure Regulation

EMIR introduces new requirements to improve transparency and reduce the risks associated with the derivatives market.

FEMR: Fair and Effective Markets Review

FEMR was a comprehensive and forward-looking assessment of the way fixed income, currency and commodity (FICC) markets operate.

Primary Markets

The FCA is the UK’s securities regulator. 

The UK is a global centre for the issuance of securities – tradable financial instruments like shares and bonds.

More on the FCA's primary market functions

Short positions daily update

Download the latest spreadsheet of short positions disclosed to us (XLS)

Primary Market Bulletin

An occasional newsletter for primary market participants.

Market Watch

A newsletter that looks at market conduct and transaction reporting issues.

The effectiveness of primary markets

We have published a discussion paper and a consultation paper as part of our commitment to review the structure of the UK’s primary markets to ensure they continue to serve the needs of issuers and investors.

Availability of information in the IPO process

We are consulting on a package of policy proposals intended to improve the range and quality of information that is available to investors during the UK equity IPO process.