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SEC Pushes for MiFID II Research Exemption for US Brokers

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The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking to extend an exemption put in place October 2017 (and set to expire in July 2020) that allows US banks to sell research directly to European fund managers under MiFID II without registering as investment advisors. According to the Financial Times, the regulator made the statement to a group of investment banks and fund managers at a meeting last week.

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