Warning on MiFID II impact as 'buy-side never considers worth of non-priced investment research'

Period of transformation

Daniel Flynn
Warning on MiFID II impact as 'buy-side never considers worth of non-priced investment research'

UK asset managers' long-term ignorance concerning their use of non-priced investment research will lead to a period of transformation following the introduction of MiFID II, according to a new report.

The study, written by Celent senior analyst John Dwyer and entitled MiFID II and the future of investment research, said plans to separate research costs from execution spending following the introduction of MiFID II on 1 January 2018 will provide a "catalyst" to solving long-standing problems in the relationship between sell-side and buy-side firms. Buy-side woes Dwyer believes the majority of the buy-side market still faces conflicts of interest, duplication of findings, and a lack of integration of technology when using research. "Much like the fish that does not see the water, t...

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