Organising regular events for all members of the firm is pretty much synonymous with the Liedekerke approach 'we work hard but play hard as well'. A number of events such as the Liedekerke Summer Event, the Liedekerke After Summer Event, the Liedekerke Revue, our regular afterwork drinks throughout the year, ‘brain maniac’ breakfasts in the firm, etc… are recurring events that allow us to connect with each other more outside the professional working environment which obviously has a positive impact to the cooperation in the office as well. Soak up the cool atmosphere that is strong at these events by watching some after-event movies.

On 23 September 2022, ESMA published its long-awaited Final Report with Guidelines on certain aspects of the MiFID2 suitability requirements (2022 ESMA Suitability Guidelines). 

Liedekerke's ESG Advisory Team has prepared an analysis of this important document tackling the following questions:

  1. When do the 2022 ESMA Suitability Guidelines enter into force?    

  2. Is compliance with the 2022 ESMA Suitability Guidelines a best effort obligation?

  3. What is the ‘sequential’ approach to information collection?

  4. How does the ‘classic’ MiFID2 test differ from the ‘new’ sustainability preferences test?          

  5. Can a distinction be made between retail clients and professional clients?   

  6. What if a client is not clear about its preferences?

  7. Can an investment firm recommend a product that does not match the client’s sustainability preferences?

  8. Is it possible for the client to change his/her sustainability to access a specific product offering?

  9. What if the investment firm applies a portfolio approach to suitability?

  10. What is the impact on training programs?

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