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EU Gets Tough on ‘Research’ Unbundling

Mifid II will force sell-side firms to unbundle research fees from dealing commissions they charge to buy-side clients. The banks claim their front-office notes meet the criteria of being a minor non-monetary benefit, but EU watchdogs aren’t convinced, reports Risk.net’s Samuel Wilkes.

Bloomberg’s Chat Gambit: The Feint Before a Knockout?

Some suggest that Bloomberg’s decision to introduce a cut-price version of its Instant Bloomberg messaging is a sign that the data giant is rattled by bank-backed secure messaging startup Symphony. Joanne Faulkner investigates whether the move reflects concern at the vendor, or is simply how Bloomberg is adapting to the broader evolution of messaging.

November 2017: AI: Turning Buy-Side Donkeys Into Thoroughbreds?

Artificial intelligence is no panacea, but it can help with buy-side decision-making, Victor says.

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