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MiFID II increases both transparency and bureaucracy, Nordic AMs say

The MiFID II directive provides improved terms for investors and increases transparency in the market despite some bumps on the road. On the other hand, the directive has also increased the level of bureaucracy in some Nordic-based investment firms.

Ari Kaaro, managing director of Seligson & Co Fund Management in Finland. | Photo: PR

Despite frustration regarding implementation, misunderstandings and some unwanted consequences, the EU directive MiFID II has provided better terms for asset management customers.

Although the directive may squeeze earnings at small asset managers, many players acknowledge that customers benefit from the increased transparency notably.

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