MIFID II: ESMA issues latest double volume cap data

MiFID Firms

Date: 23 August 2018

On 7th August 2018, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) updated its public register with the latest set of double volume cap (DVC) data under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II).  

This update include DVC data and calculations for the period of 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 as well as updates to already published DVC periods. 

The number of new breaches is 308: 246 equities for the 8% cap, applicable to all trading venues, and 62 equities for the 4% cap, that applies to individual trading venues. Trading under the waivers for all new instruments in breach of the DVC thresholds should be suspended from 10 August 2018 to 9 February 2019. The instruments for which caps already existed from previous periods will continue to be suspended.

In addition, ESMA highlights that some trading venues in the meantime have submitted corrected data that affects past DVC publications. For a total number of 54 instruments, this means that previously identified breaches of the 8% and 4% caps prove to be incorrect. For these instruments, the suspensions of trading under the waivers should be lifted.

As of 7 August, there is a total of 1,275 instruments suspended.