Mifid II: best execution reports no use to investors

According to in-house sources at banks, buyside firms and trading venues, best execution reports are both too technical for retail and not granular enough for sophisticated buysiders, rendering them essentially useless for the end investor. They may over time improve accountability, but for now market participants are calling them a dumbed-down version of what many venues already provide. That opinion is reflected in the lack of investor demand so far

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