MiFID II best execution is not achievable, says FinTech experts

Elise Fleischaker Industry News


Panellists agree that perfect best execution can’t be achieved and describe it as a ‘relative term’.

By Hayley McDowell hayley.mcdowell@strategic-i.com October 06, 2016 11:10 AM GMT

Demonstrating perfect best execution under MiFID II regulation cannot be achieved, according to industry experts from the financial technology (FinTech) world.

A panel of FinTech veterans at The TRADE’s MiFID II: Best Execution in Paris this week told delegates that market participants may not ever reach best execution.

Mark Ford, principal consultant at LiquidMetrix, said: “The answer is, nobody is perfect and there’s no such thing as perfect best execution,” he said.

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Just because something is difficult, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t set it as a goal. The broker dealers who achieve the best possible execution available within the technical limitations for their clients should rise to the top.