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The SEC should let broker-dealers unbundle research costs

Published on: 12 June 2019
Published by: Law360
  • The SEC should let broker-dealers unbundle research costs
  • MiFID II
  • US money managers are requesting to pay for research with hard dollars
  • Requiring restructuring of research could diminish investor protection
  • Harmony with current regulatory scheme for research services
  • The FPA decision does not preclude relief
  • Conclusion

Article summary

Law360, New York: James Brigagliano, Hardy Callcott and Erica Robertson of Sidley Austin LLP argue that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) can permit broker-dealers to ‘unbundle’ the cost of research and the cost of execution for all clients. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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