Mispricing of FX Transactions Costs European Funds Billions

Independent buy-side market think tank, New City Initiative, released a paper today outlining excessive FX execution costs, with conservative estimates totaling 1.5 billion EUR for European asset managers.

The paper calls for clear direction from regulators regarding new MiFID II directives, and a strong recommendation for investors and asset managers to use independent foreign exchange transaction cost analysis (FX TCA). The FX TCA results should be reviewed by firms in conjunction with consultants that possess currency market expertise to develop best practices to reduce trading costs.

http://www.newcityinitiative.org/publications