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Will Research Unbundling Prove To Be A “Mifxit”?

10/25/2017
The following is a guest article written by Fabrice Bouland, CEO and co-founder of Paris-based research portal Alphametry. Research unbundling is nearly upon us. The intense debate around its emergence ...
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Why Transparent Research Pricing Will Remain Elusive

10/20/2017
One of the regulatory goals for the research inducement provisions of MiFID II is to create more price transparency for investment research.  However, flaws in the way the rules were ...
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Research Fees Update: More Firms Give Away FICC Research

10/18/2017
This is the second of a two-part update on research pricing, covering fees for fixed income, currencies and commodities research.  The previous installment discussed equity research pricing. More banks are ...
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Caution: Shifting Research Costs To P&L Does Not Eliminate Inducement Risk

10/18/2017
The following is a guest article from John McGough, Global Head of Business Development of Castine LLC, a provider of research procurement solutions including P&L Centre. Recently, a fair number of ...
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Research Fees Update: Pessimism Dampens Equity Research Pricing

10/17/2017
This is the first of a two-part update on research pricing, covering equity research fees.  The next installment will discuss pricing for fixed income, currencies and commodities research. The basic ...
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Research Funding Update: Man Group and Legal & General Switch While MFS Waffles

10/13/2017
Fidelity International's decision to pass on research costs had no impact as hedge fund manager Man Group and Legal and General Investment Management both changed their policies from charging clients ...
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ONEaccess Adds MiFID II Budgeting & E-mail Tracking

10/12/2017
Visible Alpha recently announced that it has added research budgeting and e-mail tracking capabilities to its ONEaccess platform to aid asset manager clients in meeting the research inducement rules associated ...
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Death, Taxes and MiFID II (Update)

10/12/2017
UK tax authorities created false hopes that the current exemption of research from taxation might be extended despite MiFID II’s unbundling of research payments from execution, only to dash those ...
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Research Aggregator RSRCHXchange Adds RMS Capabilities

10/10/2017
UK-based research distributor RSRCHXchange added new research management functionality to its platform while hiring a US salesperson. The new research management tools within RSRCHX include a virtual library, where users ...
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UBS Report Predicts Tepid Impacts From MiFID II

10/09/2017
Despite an attention-grabbing title “MiFID II's domino effect: Headwinds likely to impact markets beyond Europe and to last years,” a report authored by UBS analysts covering asset managers and banks ...
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