Markets in Financial Instruments Directive

Designed to strengthen the European Union’s (EU) set of rules for investment services and regulated markets with a view to achieving 2 major objectives: protecting investors and safeguarding market integrity by establishing harmonised requirements governing the activities of authorised intermediaries; promoting fair, transparent, efficient and integrated financial markets. Applied 31 January 2007 – 2 January 2018 (repealed by MiFID 2). (European Commission)