Broker may offer to their clients Corporate Access for free considering that it is a part of research!
Regarding MiFID2 is not allowed anymore and will lead to a global reshuffle of relations between Corporates and Asset Managers.
If you still have doubt that free Corporate Access is an inducement have a look of this very interesting study from PWC :
It is clear that free corporate access is an inducement and should be banned. Off course we agree with this position at MyDCA as we provide MiFID2 compliant service of Corporate Access through our dedicated platform www.mydca.eu.
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