New MiFID Course – Challenges for the European Economic Area, the Hedge Funds and the Offshore Financial Centers, the USA and the World

Compliance LLC today announced that it has launched two new web sites and a new MiFID course which covers not only the interaction between MiFID and other regulatory initiatives, but also the new challenges in the alternative investments world.

New MiFID Course – Challenges for the European Economic Area, the Hedge Funds and the Offshore Financial Centers, the USA and the World
Wilmington, DE, May 08, 2007 --( Compliance LLC, a leading provider of Basel ii, Sarbanes Oxley, MiFID and compliance training, executive coaching and consulting in more than 30 countries, today announced the launch of two new web sites, and , that is focused on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) Implementation and Compliance Training.

“MiFID is a very important directive indented to harmonise the European market. But, it is now wise to spend so much money only for that. Every new directive is (or should be) a new opportunity, a competitive advantage for financial institutions,” said George Lekatis, General Manager and Chief Compliance Consultant of Compliance LLC.

“MiFID is not a “one size fits all” approach, applied uniformly in all jurisdictions. It is different for the UK with the unique banking sector and the common law tradition, and different for Germany and France, which are so different even within their civil law traditions. It is definitely unique for the Offshore Financial Centers, like the Cayman Islands and Jersey, and challenging for the countries of the European Economic Area. Each country, each financial organization, can use MiFID as a competitive advantage,” continued George.

“Our MiFID training course is definitely different. You can find the detailed course synopsis at the new web site,"

Some of the topics that will be discussed in the class are:

MiFID and the World
*MiFID and the European Economic Area (EEA)
*MiFID and countries outside the European Economic Area
*MiFID and the Offshore Financial Centers (OFCs)
*MiFID and the USA
*MiFID and the Reg NMS: Similarities and differences between the Regulation for National Market System (Reg NMS) in the United States and the MiFID in EU

MiFID and other Directives
*Interaction between MiFID and other regulatory initiatives
*MiFID, Basel ii and the Capital Requirements Directive
*MiFID and the 8th Company Law Directive
*MiFID and the Financial Conglomerates Directive
*MiFID and UCITS iii
*MiFID and the 3rd Anti Money Laundering Directive of the EU
*Using MiFID data for compliance with other directives

MiFID and Alternative Investments
*MiFID and Hedge Funds
*New challenges for Hedge Fund managers
*Sophisticated onshore and offshore legal structures
*A new pressure for Transparency
*Minimizing regulatory, operational and compliance risks
*MiFID, UCITS iii and Mutual Funds world
*MiFID and mutual recognition of alternative investment products authorised under different regimes
*Management and Administration of Alternative Investments inside and outside the European Union

“If you visit the web site you will find the legal text in an easy to read format. At the other web site, , you will find the detailed course synopsis and useful information. Compliance LLC is offering excellent in-company awareness and training courses. This is the first choice for many companies, fully tailored training, presented exclusively for your own people. We will work on your premises or at a venue of your choice, on a fixed fee per day, for teams from 2 to 50. There are special presentations for the Board of Directors and Executive Management, an overview of the directive, and training that can be tailored to your needs,” said Lyn Spooner, Marketing Manager of Compliance LLC.

About Compliance LLC
Compliance LCC is a leading international provider of compliance training, executive coaching and consulting. They work in more than 30 countries, providing excellent personalized solutions to companies and organizations of the private and the public sector.

For further information, contact Lyn Spooner, E-mail:, Tel: +1 (302) 342-8828 Ext 1, or George Lekatis, E-mail:, Tel: +1 (302) 342-8828 Ext 5.

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Compliance LLC
George Lekatis
(302) 342-8828
1220 N. Market Street Suite 804
DE 19801

Lyn Spooner: +1 (302) 342-8828 Ext 1
Cynthia Rast: +1 (302) 342-8828 Ext 2
John Ritt: +1 (302) 342-8828 Ext 3
Elmyra Branley: +1 (302) 342-8828 Ext 4