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The recent boom in exchange-traded fund (ETF) activity could be behind a significant reduction in commission rates on emerging market equity, according to Greenwich Associates.  The company’s latest report explained premiums paid on emerging...

The premium that institutional investors pay to trade emerging markets stocks rather than their peers in developed countries narrowed markedly in 2016, according to Greenwich Associates.

Flows into fixed income exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are growing rapidly with Asian institutional investors looking to earmark an increasing chunk of their investments into such products this year, according to Greenwich Associates.

Is the Maker-Taker Pilot DOA?

February 16, 2017

“Buy-side firms are skeptical of the maker-taker pricing model believing that it skews brokers’ routing incentives in favor of best rate as opposed to best execution,” said Richard Johnson, senior analyst at Greenwich Associates.

An annual Greenwich Associates study asks the buyside — the fund managers and other investors — to apportion its commission payments according to the services received. Year after year, the responses show that clients allocate 45 per cent of...


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