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Brokers Find New Corporate Access Loophole Under MiFID II

11/16/2017
Several UK brokers have indicated that they are restructuring their corporate access services as 'issuer-paid' so that the services can be offered free of charge under MiFID II, according to ...
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UK Regulators Consider Enforcement Action Against Commission Abuses

11/14/2017
The parent of JO Hambro Capital Management (JOHCM), a UK asset manager with £29 billion ($38 billion) AUM, revealed that the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is investigating the unit ...
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UK Regulators Continue To Stir the Unbundling Pot

11/13/2017
The UK Financial Conduct Authority continues to excite its financial markets constituents with interpretations of MiFID II’s research unbundling rules as the deadline looms just a few weeks away. At ...
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MiFID II Research Unbundling Rules Face Uneven Enforcement

11/07/2017
Outside of the UK -- the epicenter of research procurement reforms -- it is unclear how consistently the rules will be enforced as even European regulators are struggling to implement ...
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Research Fees Update: How Predatory Is Bank Pricing?

11/02/2017
It is not clear that investment banks’ pricing for previously bundled research would meet regulatory tests for unfair pricing, despite rapidly falling price quotes in the run-up to MiFID II ...
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Alternative Data Firm Kayrros Hires Ex-GLG Executive

11/02/2017
Alternative data firm Kayrros which specializes in energy markets has hired a former Gerson Lehrman Group manager as it plans to expand its buy-side presence. Paris-based Kayrros hired Axel Ronteix ...
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Integrity Research Releases MiFID II Research Unbundling Overview

11/01/2017
Integrity Research released a detailed review of MiFID II’s research unbundling provisions and their impact on investment research including how research pricing is being transformed. One of the most controversial elements ...
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Hedge Fund Winton Group Spins Off Alternative Data Software

11/01/2017
Quantitative hedge fund Winton Group plans to spin off its data management software into a separate unit. The new unit will offer software designed to organize unstructured data.  The unit ...
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MiFID II Survey Finds Asset Owner Ambivalence To Research Unbundling

10/31/2017
A recent survey of European asset owners suggests that research unbundling is not a hot button issue for asset owners, who remain equivocal about its impact.  Nevertheless, asset owners said ...
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Extel Plans New MiFID II Service

10/30/2017
Extel, which provides the most prestigious survey of European buy-side research preferences, will be launching a new service inspired by pending MiFID II reforms to research payments, according to informed ...
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