MarketAxess – Regulatory, policy and political advice.

Public Affairs


Although initially retained to support the business in response to the Market in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) II, we now supports MarketAxess across a range of regulatory, technical and political areas, including providing strategic political risk advice.

Strategy and execution

Our remit includes providing a comprehensive review and analysis of EU legislation that relates to EU securities markets. This ranges from the trading of financial instruments through to cyber-security and data protection laws. Using our network in Brussels, we have been able to provide a detailed picture of the regulatory environment, including how future rules will affect the business and when.

Our work has included producing technical analysis and assisting with consultation responses during the level 2 process. We have also helped the business engage directly with EU policymakers to shape the design of the final rules, providing advice on who to target, when and with what messages.


MarketAxess has developed a clear understanding of the legislative landscape, which has supported their decision making during a period of significant regulatory change.

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Helena Walsh

Managing Director - EU Public Affairs