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M2G 2.7 MiFID optional exemption firms

M2G 2.7.1 G

1MiFID optional exemption firms are subject to the following MiFID II related obligations:

  1. ● SYSC 4 to 10 in accordance with SYSC 1 Annex 1 Part 3 Table B Column A. This table identifies whether individual provisions in these chapters apply:

    1. (i) either as rules or guidance; or

    2. (ii) are non-applicable. These obligations apply to the firm’s regulated activities and other activities identified in SYSC 1 Annex 1.2.8R.

  2. ● Articles 21 to 25, 27, 30 to 35 and 72 of the MiFID Org Regulation are applied to the business of a MiFID optional exemption firm in accordance with SYSC 1 Annex 1 3.2CR. The effect of SYSC 1 Annex 1 3.2CR is to apply these provisions of the MiFID Org Regulation:

    1. (i) as either rules or guidance in accordance with SYSC 1 Annex 1 Part 3 Table C; and

    2. (ii) to the firm’s regulated activities generally and other activities identified in SYSC 1 Annex 1.2.8R.

The effect of SYSC 1 Annex 1 3.2CR is to also to adapt articles 21 to 25, 27, 30 to 35 and 72 of the MiFID Org Regulation so that a small number of terms in the regulation are to be read as if they were broader corresponding Handbook terms, as set out in SYSC 1 Annex 1.2.8AR.

  1. ● Other non-common platform requirements applying MiFID optional exemption firms include recording telephone conversations and electronic communications (SYSC 10A) and remuneration and performance management of sales staff (SYSC 19F). The requirements in these chapters apply to a firm’s business to the extent set out in the application provisions in each chapter.