Commissions Slump as Mifid II, Algo Trading Take Bites Out of Brokers

Data shows drop in commission costs as unbundling rules take hold, furthering decline caused by electronic execution.

The commissions that brokers take from trade executions dropped sharply in the first quarter after the enactment of new European rules on research unbundling, increasing downward pressure on an area that has already felt the effects of moves away from high-touch strategies, according to new research.

Agency broker ITG released the latest update to its Global Cost Review report on June 4, highlighting the fall in explicit costs for trade executions in the UK following the implementation of the

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