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COBS 11.4 Client limit orders

Obligation to make unexecuted client limit orders public

COBS 11.4.-1R

2In this chapter provisions marked “EU” apply to a firm’s business other than MiFID business as if they were rules.

COBS 11.4.1RRP

Unless a client expressly instructs otherwise, a firm must, in the case of a client limit order in respect of shares admitted to trading on a regulated market or traded on a trading venue2 which is not immediately executed under prevailing market conditions, take measures to facilitate the earliest possible execution of that order by making public immediately that client limit order in a manner which is easily accessible to other market participants.

[Note: article 28(2)2 of MiFID]

COBS 11.4.2GRP

In respect of transactions executed between eligible counterparties, the obligation to disclose client limit orders should only apply where the counterparty is explicitly sending a limit order to a firm for its execution.

[Note: recital 1052 to MiFID]

How client limit orders may be made public

COBS 11.4.3EURP

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COBS 11.4.3AEU

2Article 70(1) of the MiFID Org Regulation provides when client limit orders shall be considered as being available to the public.

70 (1) A client limit order in respect of shares admitted to trading on a regulated market or traded on a trading venue which have not been immediately executed under prevailing market condition as referred to in Article 28(2) of Directive 2014/65/EU shall be considered available to the public when the investment firm has been submitted the order for execution to a regulated market or a MTF or the order has been published by a data reporting services provider located in one Member State and can be easily executed as soon as market conditions allow.

COBS 11.4.4GRP

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COBS 11.4.4AG

2Firms may comply with the obligations in COBS 11.4.1R, to make public unexecuted client limit orders, by transmitting the client limit order to a trading venue.

[Note: article 28(2) of MiFID]

Orders that are large in scale

COBS 11.4.5RRP

The obligation in COBS 11.4.1R2 to make public a limit order is disapplied in respect of transactions that are2 large in scale compared with normal market as determined under article 4 of MiFIR2.

[Note: article 28(2)2 of MiFID]

COBS 11.4.6GRP

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