Free “Corporate Access” provided by brokers is an inducement under MiFID 2

Until recently, compliance departments of investment managers were busy to figure out how they will pay for research. With that being settled now, the topic of “Corporate Access” is moving up on the agenda.

The most critical question in that respect is if “free” corporate access provided by brokers is considered an inducement under MiFID 2.

We think the answer to that is quite straightforward. Read the full article to find out more.

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Dr. Günther Dobrauz
Partner, Leader PwC Legal Switzerland
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Michael Taschner
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Guenther Dobrauz

Guenther Dobrauz

Guenther Dobrauz
Leader PwC Legal Switzerland
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Postfach, 8050 Zurich
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Guenther leads PwC Legal in Switzerland and the Legal FS Regulatory & Compliance Services department. He is a PwC Partner since 2015 and a global expert on legal advisory, specializing in supporting the structuring, authorization and ongoing lifecycle management of financial intermediaries and their products. He in particular also focuses on leading large scale regulatory change and compliance alignment projects.

Guenther is the author of books on investment selection, FinTech Regulation and European, Swiss and Liechtenstein investment law. He also wrote 80+ publications in international expert magazines and has to date been speaking at more than 60 conferences worldwide.

Guenther Dobrauz received his Masters and PhD degrees in law from Johannes Kepler University (Linz, Austria). He holds an MBA from the University of Strathclyde Graduate School of Business (Glasgow, UK) and has participated in Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program.

Guenther Dobrauz was Legal Counsel of an international hedge fund group and served as Managing Partner and Legal Counsel of a Swiss Venture Capital firm. He has practiced in court and with a leading business law firm.