Rules for services related to financial instruments
On the 1st of November 2007, a common framework for services related to financial instruments was introduced in Sweden and across the EU. The basis of this new framework is an EU directive – The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) – which, among other things, will simplify trading in financial instruments and related services across borders.
The purpose of the framework is to increase the competitiveness of Europe and to strengthen and harmonise investor protection for clients all over Europe.
Fair and equal handling of clients
The new rules emphasise the client’s right to fair order handling (that the client’s best interests are always in focus) regardless of the size of the client’s transactions. These principles are not new to us at SEB. We have a long tradition of commitment to our clients' interests and we have emphasised this in our order handling routines. For SEB clients, the new rules will bring only minor changes. For example, we may have to ask you some questions about your experience in trading with financial instruments, and we may ask you whether you are aware of the risks associated with the financial instrument you wish to invest in.
You can find more information in the links on the right of this page.