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French Regulators Issue Final Commentary On MiFID II Research Unbundling

02/17/2017
French regulators continued their campaign to isolate and displace UK regulators as the arbiters of European financial regulation by releasing commentary on the industry responses to its consultation paper on ...
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Convergex Hires New UK Commission Management Head

02/16/2017
Convergex’s Westminster Research Associates, one of the top commission aggregators in the US, hired a veteran UK salesperson to head its European commission management effort.  Westminster is hoping to expand ...
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Instinet Launches MiFID II Enhancements To Its Commission Management Platform

02/03/2017
Instinet has released new commission management capabilities designed support the new world of ring-fenced Research Payment Accounts which are distinct from the current industry practice of using broker-controlled commission pools. ...
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US Brokers Pursue Solutions to MiFID II Problem of Paying Cash For US Research

01/31/2017
We are hearing from various sources that the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), a trade organization for the US securities industry, has had a change of heart and ...
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ITG Releases US Asset Manager Poll Showing CSAs Preferred For MiFID II

01/06/2017
Agency broker ITG released a poll of US asset managers indicating that the majority expect to unbundle research payments globally.  However, increased unbundling in the US will take the form ...
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2016 In Perspective: Regulatory Reform Of Research Has Become More Isolated

12/27/2016
The headline regulatory events for 2016 were the research unbundling provisions of MiFID II, as UK and French regulators offered divergent views on implementation.  French regulators are aggressively seeking to ...
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Research Aggregator RSRCHXchange Survey Shows Asset Managers Undecided On MiFID II Payment Process

12/20/2016
Research distributor RSRCHXchange conducted a poll of 220 European asset managers which found that half are still unsure how they will pay for research when MiFID II comes into force ...
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European Research Spending Down 16% in 2016 With Worse To Come?

12/13/2016
Institutional cash equity commissions from traditional active investors in Europe fell 8.5% in 2016 to $3.44 billion, according to the latest Greenwich Associates survey.  The impact on research spending was ...
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Evercore ISI Has Another Down Quarter Despite High Rankings

12/12/2016
Evercore ISI’s research franchise is stronger than ever, but the revenues aren’t following, reflecting the increasing difficulty in growing research-related revenues. Evercore ISI’s third quarter commission revenues of $53.5 million ...
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What Research Services Do Investors Value Most?

12/07/2016
 As institutional investors are pressured by regulators and market forces to be more careful in their research spending, research providers must prioritize services which add the most value to their ...
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