Starting September 3rd, the European Union (EU) is implementing the Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD II), an update to its 2007 set of regulations that aims to encourage shareholder engagement, increase transparency and improve corporate governance.
As is the case with previous EU mandates, like MiFID II, the new law is sweeping in scope but the details of how to implement the law are unclear. Right now, EU members must draft their own guidelines as to how they will meet the new compliance benchmarks.
To help make sense of this new regulation, we recently published a whitepaper aimed at brokers who must comply with SRD II. In “Calling All Shareholders: Brokers Face September 3rd SRD II Deadline,” we examine the profound impact the updated SRD mandate will have on U.S. brokers and custodians trading securities in EU markets.
The whitepaper, available for download here, seeks to answer the following:
- What are the focus and aims of SRD II?
- What firms must comply?
- Who can skip SRD II compliance measures?
- What does the SRD II mandate seek to accomplish?
- Where are the hidden details of the EU mandate?
- How can Mediant help my firm achieve SRD II compliance?
At Mediant, we have the technology, processes and expertise to assist you with the necessary elements of shareholder identification, information sharing and vote capture per the directive.
After reading the report, feel free to contact us with any questions or to schedule a consultation.