Statements of financial and regulatory reporting applicable to Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (London branch), products and services.



Markets in Financial instruments Directive II (MiFID II):

The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) is the EU legislation that regulates firms who provide services to clients linked to "financial instruments" (shares, bonds, units in collective investment schemes and derivatives), and the venues where those instruments are traded. MiFID was applied in the UK from November 2007 and was chiefly designed to increase transparency and investor protection. It is now being revised to improve the functioning of financial markets in light of the financial crisis and to strengthen investor protection. Extending the transparency requirements, MiFID II will have an even more pronounced impact across the landscape. It will affect everyone engaged in the dealing and processing of financial instruments, from business and operating models, systems and data, to data, people and processes.

The high level goals of MiFID II are:

  • Increased transparency of markets;
  • A shift in trading towards more structured marketplaces;
  • Lower cost market data;
  • Improved best execution;
  • Orderly trading behaviour within markets; and
  • More explicit costs of trading and investing.

 

MiFID II came into force on 3 January 2018.

 

Terms of business:

This describes the terms on which business will be conducted between Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and its clients. This, however is subject to any bilaterally agreed terms of business, which may be entered into with clients as and when appropriate.

Terms of business 

Additional terms for retail clients

 

Order execution policy:

This describes how Mizuho Bank, Ltd. would execute trades with or on behalf of its clients. This takes into consideration the Best Execution provisions as espoused by MiFID.

Order execution policy

 

RTS27 MiFID II execution quality report:

Article 27 (3) of MiFID II requires investment firms to make public data relating to the quality of execution of transactions. This information has to be provided free of charge. RTS 27 sets out the specific content and format requirements for this data, and the Excel files below contain the required data in what we understand to be the required format. The RTS 27 report contains data relating to in scope products, foreign exchange derivatives and interest rate derivatives.

This RTS 27 report has been prepared on a best efforts basis in relation to both content and format given the data we have been able to collate during the period it covers. Accordingly, this RTS 27 report is provided without any warranty as to its accuracy or completeness. It is provided for information only. Neither Mizuho Bank Ltd. nor any of its group companies nor any relevant officers thereof accept any liability whatsoever for any losses howsoever occurring as a result of firms placing reliance on this RTS 27 report.

RTS27 2019 Q1: RTS27 Q1

RTS27 2018: RTS27 Q2 | RTS27 Q4 | RTS27 Q3

RTS27 2018 Q1: RTS27 | RTS FXOption 1 | RTS FXOption 2

 

RTS28:

This report analyses Best Execution provided to professional and retail clients in accordance to Mizuho Bank, Ltd London's (MHBK) Order Execution Policy.

2018:

RTS28 Article 3(3) Mizuho Bank, Ltd London.pdf

RTS28 Article 3(3) Mizuho Bank, Ltd London.xls (machine readable version)

2017:

RTS28 Article 3(3) Mizuho Bank, Ltd London.pdf 

RTS28 Article 3(3) Mizuho Bank, Ltd London.xls (machine readable version)


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