Priips set to shake up FX transaction cost analysis

European regulators poised to place new burdens on asset managers regarding FX

European Commission
New EC regulations likely to clarify how to measure foreign exchange performance

Foreign exchange transaction cost analysis (TCA) has historically been an ill-defined topic, with suppliers offering subjective interpretations according to their own goals. In addition, many asset managers have apparently felt that TCA is unnecessary. This is illustrated by a recent survey by Greenwich Associates indicating that some 83% of asset managers surveyed had no TCA policy in place.

This situation is about to change as a result of new regulatory burdens being placed on asset managers,

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