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UK Asset Managers Release Document Outlining MiFID II Implementation Issues, Part 1

08/25/2016
This is a two-part analysis of a recent asset management white paper discussing implementation issues with MiFID II. The concluding article will run tomorrow. The Investment Association (IA), the UK ...
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IHS Markit Plans Release Of Research Budget Tool In 2017

08/24/2016
IHS Markit says it won’t offer a research budgeting application before 2017 with the release of a new version of the IHS Markit Commission Manager software.  Although the release date ...
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French Regulators Delay Interpretation Of MiFID II

08/23/2016
L’Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), the French securities regulator, expects to release its consultation paper interpreting the MiFID II Delegated Acts in mid-September, according to an  email response from the ...
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Eliminating The Soft Dollar Subsidy: Why The US Will Lag Europe

08/15/2016
This is the second and concluding article of a two-part series examining the policy implications of restricting the use of client commissions to pay for research. Industry benefits Although a ...
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Eliminating The Soft Dollar Subsidy

08/15/2016
This is the first of a two-part series examining the policy implications of restricting the use of client commissions to pay for research. Recent regulatory actions in Europe have focused attention ...
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Asset Managers Issue Ultimatum To US Banks Rejecting Cash Payments

08/15/2016
Asset manager trade associations based in the UK and the US recently approached the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) with an ultimatum for US broker-dealers: either work with ...
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Greenwich: US Research Commissions Diverge From Execution

08/12/2016
The latest Greenwich Associates survey of US equities showed commission spending at $9.65 billion, flat from last year and down 30% from 2009.  The survey indicates that US asset managers ...
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European Equities Volumes Flat in First Half of 2016 According To Markit

08/10/2016
European cash equity trading volumes were roughly flat in the first half of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015 according to Markit MSA, which collects trade data from ...
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US Department Of Labor Proposes Elimination Of Soft Dollar Disclosure

08/05/2016
The US Department of Labor (DOL) will no longer require pension funds to disclose soft dollar expenses incurred by asset managers under a new proposal from the regulator.  The move ...
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The New Research-Less ITG Sees Research As Loser In Unbundled World

07/29/2016
During its second quarter earnings call yesterday, execution broker ITG outlined its new strategic plan under new management.  Having divested all its research capabilities, it is investing heavily in technology ...
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