MiFID II: Financial industry’s disruption on a global scale

The European Union’s long-anticipated implementation of MiFID II reform will change the way institutional investors pay for research.

Investors’ scrutiny of value for money is intensifying as their own businesses come under pressure from end-users’ evaluation of prices paid vs. the value added to their income.

The result may be a reduction and redistribution of payments. As asset managers have learned, even those delivering value may feel the pressure of industry changes. Investors and analysts that follow the stocks of global investment banks and asset managers are likely to see the companies’ profits challenged, but the impact on their own day-to-day operations may be more direct.

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