AFM Publishes Report On Investigation Into MiFiD II Service Provision To Professional Investors

Author:Mr Roderik Boogaard and Susanne Langenberg
Profession:Loyens & Loeff

The AFM has published the outcome of its research into service provision to professional investors and ECPs in 2018 and 2019.

On 10 December 2019 the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) published a report (in Dutch only) with the results of its research into 10 investment firms and their compliance with the obligations under MiFID II1 with respect to (i) (ex-ante) cost transparency, (ii) product governance (for distributors) and (iii) (policy and procedures in place with respect to) inducements.

The scope of the research is limited to service provision to professional investors and eligible counterparties (ECPs) and is carried out in the period 3 January 2018 – beginning July 2018.

The report includes various observations of the AFM further to its research. Furthermore the AFM gives guidance as to the expectations of the AFM with respect to investment firms offering services to professional investors and ECPs in the abovementioned areas. Attached to the report is an overview which...

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