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Equity research quality declines under Mifid II

Equity research quality declines under Mifid II

Introduced across the European Union at the beginning of last year, the new Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (Mifid II) was designed to make the financial industry more transparent. The regulatory overhaul mandated the unbundling of products provided by brokers, meaning asset managers must now be charged separately for research and execution services – previously research costs were included in the fees for executing trades.

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