Aberdeen Standard joins MiFID II paying ranks
September 12, 2017

Aberdeen Standard Investments has joined the growing ranks of investment houses pledging to absorb all research costs to comply with the new MiFID II (markets in financial instruments directive II) legislation which comes into effect on that date. It says it will do so from January 3 2018.

The company says in a mini-statement: "This follows a comprehensive review that extends the approach taken by Aberdeen Asset Management earlier this year to the newly combined entity. It demonstrates one of the immediate scale benefits from the merger by applying the highest standards towards research for the benefit of all our clients across the globe.

"Aberdeen Standard Investments is a global company, with active investment management across Equities, Fixed Income, Real Estate and Multi-asset solutions. External research is an important and valuable input to our exceptional in-house research capabilities and we remain committed to our portfolio management teams' ability to maximize active research insights across regions and asset classes for the benefit of all clients.

"Aberdeen Standard Investments looks forward to contributing to the dialogue among our peers, clients, research providers and regulators to facilitate greater transparency in this area."





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Aberdeen Standard Investments has joined the growing ranks of investment houses pledging to absorb all research costs to comply with the new MiFID II (markets in financial instruments directive II) legislation which comes into effect on that date. It says it will do so from January 3 2018.

The company says in a mini-statement: "This follows a comprehensive review that extends the approach taken by Aberdeen Asset Management earlier this year to the newly combined entity. It demonstrates one of the immediate scale benefits from the merger by applying the highest standards towards research for the benefit of all our clients across the globe.

"Aberdeen Standard Investments is a global company, with active investment management across Equities, Fixed Income, Real Estate and Multi-asset solutions. External research is an important and valuable input to our exceptional in-house research capabilities and we remain committed to our portfolio management teams' ability to maximize active research insights across regions and asset classes for the benefit of all clients.

"Aberdeen Standard Investments looks forward to contributing to the dialogue among our peers, clients, research providers and regulators to facilitate greater transparency in this area."



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