MiFID II Course

The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) originally aimed to increase competition and integration in markets for financial instruments. After the financial crisis, it was evident that greater investor protection was needed.

The EU created MiFID II to broaden the scope to other financial instruments and trading venues. This extends to market participants and activities not previously regulated. Most of it is adopted into the FCA's Handbook.

Our Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) Course explains the new MiFID II rules and what is required to comply with these rules.

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About this Course

This SCORM-compatible course is part of our FCA Compliance Library.

The library is available in the Skillcast Standard plan for larger companies or Skillcast Basic plan for those with under 50 learners.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Identify the aims and objectives of MiFID II
  • Appreciate the measures being introduced to improve the governance regime, including product governance, remuneration, HFT, safeguarding client assets, trading and reporting obligations
  • Take appropriate action to protect and give value to investors in relation to the provision of information and advice, suitability assessments, inducements, research, etc
  • Maintain and keep appropriate records for financial transactions in line with regulatory requirements

Latest Course Updates

  • Course redesigned with a more modern feel
  • Full review conducted by an FCA expert
  • Text & image updates throughout the course

Course Outline


What is MiFID II?

- Why is it important for you?

Client categorisation

Conflicts of interest


- You make the call: What are the rules on the inducements?


- RPA restrictions


Product governance

- What this means for product manufacturers
- What this means for product distributors
- What do you think: FCA intervention
- You make the call: Product governance rules

Suitability & complex products

- Appropriateness
- You make the call: Suitability & appropriateness tests
- Equivalent tests
- The rules on switching

Information disclosure to clients

- Scenario: Eva provides information

Investment advice

- Investment advice
- You make the call: Is it a personal recommendation or not?

Safeguarding of client assets

- You make the call: Is it a breach or not?

Best execution

Trading obligations

Transaction reporting

- Scenario: The rules on transaction reporting

Publication requirements for investment firms

- Publication requirements for liquidity providers
- You make the call: Delivering the best possible result for clients

Commodities and derivatives

High frequency algorithmic trading (HFAT) & direct electronic access

- Systems & controls for HFT & direct electronic access
- You make the call: The rules on HFT & direct electronic access

Market structure - systematic internaliser


Record keeping

- You make the call: Record keeping rules





Course Specifications



Approximately 40-minute long e-learning course followed by a 10-question assessment.



Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels. No previous knowledge or experience is required.



SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via a client style sheet.



All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility). AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC.



Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS.



Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages.



Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary.

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