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MiFID II makes sweeping changes to the investment market’s research regime, requiring unbundling and implementing new requirements around permissioning and commission sharing arrangements. This webinar will discuss data, solutions and services needed to segregate research consumption in accordance with MiFID II. It will also consider how practitioners are powering research related workflows, applications and business processes, and how both sell-side and buy-side firms can show transparency and demonstrate compliance.

Join the webinar to find out about:

  • The MiFID II research regime
  • Challenges presented by change
  • Approaches to compliance
  • Benefits of successful implementation
  • Expert advice on unbundling


Moderator: Sarah Underwood, Editor,
A-Team Group

Richard Balarkas,
Non-Executive Director of Bats Trading and SAXO Capital Markets

Mahesh Narayan, Head of Research, Financial & Risk Division, Thomson Reuters

Bharat Malesha, EVP, Fees and Expense Management, SmartStream

More About Our Speakers:

Richard Balarkas,
Non-Executive Director
Bats Trading and SAXO Capital Markets

A pioneer in the development of efficient market structures and a leading advocate for the unbundling of commissions, Richard has held senior roles in exchanges, investment banks and agency brokers. He serves on the boards of BATS Trading and SAXO Capital Markets, and advises the board of Compliance Solutions Strategies.

Mahesh Narayan
Head of Research, Financial & Risk Division
Thomson Reuters

Mahesh is Head of Portfolio Management and Research (Proposition) for Thomson Reuters’ desktop business. This includes products such as Eikon, Datastream, Starmine Monitor, various Appstudio partner applications, all serving the buy side analyst/PM and the sell side analyst and  economist end user. Prior to Thomson Reuters, Mahesh spent over a decade as a practitioner in the research business, first as a  sell side telecom analyst for Sanford C. Bernstein, and later as a long short equity analyst and PM for Calypso Capital and SAC Capital. Prior to this he was a consultant for McKinsey & Company.

Bharat Malesha
EVP, Fees and Expense Management

Bharat Malesha joined SmartStream in 2014 as Director for the TLM Fees and Expense Management business. Bharat has extensive global knowledge within the financial services industry in execution cost management.

Prior to joining SmartStream, Bharat spent over seven years as a Director at Credit Suisse heading their product development.


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