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Product governance considerations under MiFID II

Product governance considerations under MiFID II

Investment managers running UCITS funds or Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) will not fall directly under MiFID II or have any legal obligation to comply with regulation or require a MiFID license. However, from a product governance perspective, they will be impacted indirectly. This is because their fund distribution partners, such as MiFID licensed bank platforms, will be required to define the investor target market for each product. 

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MiFID II could accelerate buy-side control of execution intelligence

MiFID II could accelerate buy-side control of execution intelligence

Anyone who has bought or sold a home knows that, prior to closing, an inspector usually verifies the property's condition. The buyer doesn't simply accept the seller's representation that the home is sturdy and unlikely to collapse. An inspection lays bare the houses faults, giving the buyer comfort in the home's condition and absolving the seller of ongoing responsibility.

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Colt offers substantial infrastructure ecosystem

Colt offers substantial infrastructure ecosystem

Colt Technologies is a private telecoms company owned by Fidelity. It delivers secure, on-demand services designed to meet the stringent requirements and speed of the financial markets. Among the more than 400 capital markets firms it supports worldwide includes 18 of the 25 largest global banks and 13 European central banks. With both sell-side and buy-side firms looking for reliable access to market data under MiFID II, having the requisite market infrastructure in place is a potentially daunting task.