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US CSA Growth Is Ultimately Market Driven Not Rule Driven

The transaction flow through commission sharing agreements has increased in the US over the last two years, according to Greenwich Associates.  In large part this is the result of US ...

Commission Management Software Provider Commcise Wins Waters Technology Awards

Commission management software provider Commcise won the award for ‘Best buy-side product for 2016’ at the Waters Technology Buy-Side Technology Awards held in London November 7th. Waters Technology, a unit ...

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The Lame Duck FCA

Although the UK Financial Conduct Authority is showing signs of accommodation in its interpretation of the new European research payment regulations, the ghost of Martin Wheatley, the FCA chief who ...

German Regulators Expected To Endorse French Version Of MiFID II Unbundling

The German financial markets regulator does not intend to release its own consultation paper on MiFID II, according to market sources.  Instead it will be quietly endorsing the interpretation provided ...

Will MiFID II Back Away From Regulating Fixed Income Research?

Markus Ferber, an influential European Parliament lawmaker, questioned the feasibility of implementing MiFID II's research rules for fixed-income markets, according to an article in Financial News.  He also noted the ...
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Why US Firms Are Not Concerned About Research Cross-Subsidization

One area where new MiFID II research unbundling regulation conflicts with US regulatory practice (besides the ability to use bundled commissions) is the potential for some asset management clients to ...

CRISIL Says Research Unbundling Will Squeeze Asset Manager Profits By 17% To 29%

Outsourcing provider CRISIL Global Research and Analytics made dire predictions of the impact of MiFID II’s unbundling provisions on the profitability of European and US asset managers, arguing that operating ...
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Are UK Regulators Still Trying to Ban Paying For Research With Client Commissions?

Is the UK regulator trying to gold plate MiFID II unbundling provisions?  Will UK asset managers be forced to pay for research from their own pockets because the UK Financial ...

We Hold These MiFID II Truths To Be Self-Evident?

There are certain MiFID II truths considered self-evident: spending on research will decline, research coverage will shrink, and mid-tier brokers will suffer most. A whitepaper promoted by Edison Group, a ...
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