Impact of MiFID II: Unbundling, the Sell Side and Research Trends

rsrchxchange, October 13, 2016

Originally appeared on the Flextrade website, 11th October 2016, by Ivy Schmerken. The piece includes quotes from our Co-Founder Vicky Sanders. European regulators are pressing to unbundle research payments from executions. Experts say that a regulatory overhaul driven by MiFID II has the potential to disrupt the global research industry. Many industry watchers maintain it will…

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FCA Publishes Third MiFID II Consultation Paper

rsrchxchange, September 29, 2016

Originally published by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), 29th September 2016 The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today (29 September 2016) published its third consultation paper on the implementation of the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). Some interesting points made in the consultation paper included: ‘a transparent, priced research market emerges where recipients…

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Why Research Unbundling Matters to the US Fund Manager

rsrchxchange, September 19, 2016

Originally appeared in HFMCompliance, September 9th 2016 By  Vicky Sanders, CEO RSRCHXchange For a fund manager in the US, MiFID II and research unbundling has seemed distant for a while now. Both in the time to implementation, delayed a year to the beginning of 2018, and in physical distance, with the regulation emanating from the…

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Research With a Capital ‘R’: The New Definition Under MiFID II

rsrchxchange, May 13, 2016

As first appeared in Tabb Forum 13th May 2016 By Vicky Sanders, co-CEO RSRCHXchange The European Commission has established rules for the unbundling of payments for research and execution. But what constitutes research? But even as the EC’s new definition broadens research beyond single-stock recommendations, it still leaves some unanswered questions. In establishing the new…

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A simplified guide to MiFID II unbundling

rsrchxchange, April 12, 2016

With the delegated acts released, RSRCHXchange has written a simple guide to the DAs and what is required of buy side firms in the unbundled world. The key requirements are for firms to establish a written policy for research and provide it to clients set & regularly assess budgets inform clients of the budget upfront and provide…

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European Commission publishes first of the Delegated Acts

rsrchxchange, April 7, 2016

Full text of the first of the Delegated Acts  published by the European Commission including Chapter IV “Inducements” which covers the provision of research

Research Payments – The tide is turning

rsrchxchange, April 4, 2016

by Alistair Haig, University of Edinburgh Business School Neil Woodford’s announcement that from April 1st his firm will pay for research rather than following the standard practice of deducting it from funds in the form of dealing commissions. This bold step, made by one of the UK’s most prominent fund managers, follows Legal and General’s announcement to increase fees…

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RSRCHXchange is hiring!

rsrchxchange, November 6, 2015

Part-time and full-time opportunities available for enthusiastic, well-organised and team-oriented individuals. Join a fast-growing team. Suitable for individuals with an interest in financial research & asset management, but no direct experience required. Working on our integration team, you will Engage with research providers to integrate their content onto the RSRCHX platform Work directly with our…

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Cub Scout’s Motto

rsrchxchange, October 20, 2015

The ESMA announcement came and went. Disappointingly, research was noticeable by its absence. Despite yet another delay, the majority of buyside firms recognise that a tidal wave of change is coming and are continuing on as planned; developing their new research consumption strategies. The upcoming regulatory change has been a catalyst for firms to review…

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FICC markets are no exception to MiFID II research rules

rsrchxchange, October 19, 2015

Article by Vicky Sanders, co-CEO, RSRCHXchange As published in FOW, 19 Oct 2015 MiFID II has made headlines for the best part of the last decade, yet there was a relatively last minute scramble in the city since late spring. Senior personnel from fixed income, currency and commodities (FICC) divisions of some of the city’s…

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