A multi-pronged approach to boosting investment research in the UK: the recommendations of the Investment Research Review (July 2023)


The Investment Research Review (IRR) launched in March 2023 has published its report. Tasked with exploring how the UK's research landscape can be improved to boost the UK's attractiveness for listing and capital-raising, the review has made seven key recommendations for the short to medium term. A key recommendation is a loosening of the EU-derived MiFID II rules to provide more flexibility in how investment research is paid for, through the reintroduction of bundled payments. An important effect of this change will be to align the UK approach with that of the US and with current legislative reform proposals in the EU. In this blog, we take a closer look at the seven recommendations, the likely timeframes for changes and the impact on buy-side and sell-side firms.

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