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MiFID II: Commissions Cannot Fund RPAs in USA

05/22/2017
As we wrote last week, global asset managers have been slowly learning that a number of MiFID II research unbundling rules conflict with US regulatory practice, including the ability to ...
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London Sales Agent Independent Research Forum Hires Staff

05/19/2017
London-based sales agent Ed Blad has expanded the roster of independent research providers he represents and added staff in anticipation of a more level playing ground for independents after MiFID ...
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MiFID II: Conflicting Regulatory Approach to Cross Subsidization

05/17/2017
Global asset managers are discovering that the new MiFID II research unbundling rules conflict with US regulatory practice in a number of areas.  One such issue is how the EU, ...
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Alternative Data Firm Eagle Alpha Raising More Capital

05/16/2017
Eagle Alpha, a Dublin-based alternative data firm, is planning to complete a current funding round of less than $2 million in the third quarter of 2017, according to an article ...
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Technical Analysis Firms Honored By Awards

05/12/2017
Technical analysis offered by RBC Capital Markets was the most highly honored in awards given by the London-based publication The Technical Analyst.  French technical analysis boutique DaybyDay won an award ...
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MiFID II and US Regulation Clash In Treatment of Corporate Access

05/12/2017
A major challenge for global asset managers implementing the MiFID II research inducement provisions is the divergence between new MiFID rules and US regulatory practices.  One major flashpoint is the ...
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Aberdeen Projects £10 million Equity Research Payments From P&L

05/10/2017
In a recent earnings call, Aberdeen Asset Management, a UK asset manager with over £300 billion (US$390 billion) in assets under management, said it expects to spend £10 million (US$13 ...
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Henderson Global Investors Will Not Pay For Research From P&L

05/08/2017
In a recent earnings call, UK asset manager Henderson Global Investors said it would be funding research payments alongside commissions under forthcoming MiFID II regulation. Andrew Formica, Chief Executive, responded ...
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Corrected: Head of Marex Spectron Independent Research Distribution Unit Departs

05/04/2017
A year after a defection of one of its co-heads, Marex Spectron lost the other co-head of its unit distributing independent research.  However, Marex Spectron says it is not shuttering ...
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Research Unbundling: From the UK With Love

05/02/2017
The MiFID II rules designed to separate research payments from commission payments are the outgrowth of escalating regulatory concerns over bundled research payments, primarily rising from the UK. Origins   The ...
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