Buy Side Questions Value of MiFID II Cost Transparency Data

MiFID II rules that take effect from Jan. 3, 2018 will for the first time require banks to disclose costs and charges applied to derivatives quotes, including the bank’s profit margin. However, buy-side firms believe the data will not provide any additional leverage on pricing with dealers, and could even see compliance departments cut them off from certain counterparties. Chris Davis reports.

July 2017: Performance Anxiety

For asset managers, after making the best possible investment decisions, their next most important function is to measure their performance and attribute it to parts of their portfolios transparently and accurately, according to Victor. Transparency, it…