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The TRADE: ONEaccess Joins Unbundling Trend with New Tool


Mark Dowd

Mark Dowd

Visible Alpha’s ONEaccess has launched a research valuation tool ahead of MiFID II just months after the two firms merged.

The ONEaccess platform will allow buy-siders to monitor, aggregate and analyse their interaction with research providers ensuring research consumption is in line with budgets.

Visible Alpha – a FinTech firm backed by the likes of UBS, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America – announced the acquisition of ONEaccess in January last year. The acquisition saw both firms look to bring greater transparency and efficiency to broker-client relationships and help buy-side firms generate alpha.

Richard Johnson, vice president of market structure and technology at Greenwich Associates, explained MiFID II regulations will profoundly change how asset managers consume and pay for research. “Investment firms will need to establish robust research budgeting, evaluation and payment processes,” he said.

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