Still got the back-to-work blues? What’s wrong with you? It might only be January 4, but the City’s finest have already successfully implemented – or partly waived – 1.7m paragraphs of new Mifid II regulations, and earned as much as the average employee does all year, writes Matthew Vincent. And it’s almost the weekend again!Yes, rejoice, rejoice: the biggest regulatory shake-up of European markets in a decade passed without a glitch yesterday. Trading volumes in some markets dropped and the clearing industry was granted a last-minute reprieve from certain rules – but fears that markets would seize up under failing IT systems proved unfounded. Bankers and brokers had worked around the clock to be ready, apparently.And how the bosses have been rewarded for others’ work. According to the
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