Regulatory changes in European financial markets are driving significant shift in ways
banks and brokers engage their clients (we refer here to the Asset Manager clients).
Some of the changes, particularly around Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) is being brought
about to ensure the marketing of financial products (and investment advice) is objective
while providing a boost to investor confidence and protection. As a broker-dealer
and advice – Are you ready for the new regime?
Implementation of MAR has consequences for firms transacting business and providing
investment research as a service to their clients. While some may view these regulation
induced changes to be Euro-centric and therefore of little consequence elsewhere, we
believe the implications could be far-reaching and could be adopted as best practice by
many firms, and their internal compliance organization.