Kepler Cheuvreux welcomes 285 new clients during its 20th Anniversary Year

Kepler Cheuvreux execution volumes grow by 19%
in a downward-trend market

London (UK) – 6 November 2017 – Kepler Cheuvreux, Europe’s leading local broker and award-winning provider of execution, research and advisory services to the investment management industry, today announced that during 2017, the company’s 20th anniversary year, it has signed on 285 new clients across its range of execution, research and advisory services. The company’s electronic execution division, which was ranked number one in the 2017 Extel Survey, has acquired 60 new clients during the same period. Most recently, Kepler Cheuvreux won The Trade’s Leaders in Trading awards for Price Improvement and Execution Consistency.

Mark Freeman, head of execution sales, Kepler Cheuvreux, comments: “2017 has been an amazing year for Kepler Cheuvreux. We have significantly grown our customer base across all services – execution, research and advisory. Our electronic trading and high-touch sales trading have been ranked first in the Extel survey: our algorithms won two awards for Price Improvement and Execution Consistency and were also top three nominees in five categories. Most significantly, our trading volume has risen 19% while market volumes are down 6%.”

Kepler Cheuvreux’s successes during 2017 demonstrate the high quality services the company is ready to deliver to its growing client-base post MiFID II.

Jose Hernandez, global head of research, comments: “MiFID II’s requirement for firms to unbundle their research fees from execution commissions is a challenging but positive step. Buyside firms will be more discerning in their choice of partners: the quality of services will be under more scrutiny. Kepler Cheuvreux’s unique, multi-local coverage gives us the largest research footprint in Europe and our highly-ranked analysts make us the research provider of choice.”

Freeman adds: “From January, trading firms will need to prove that they’ve taken all significant steps to achieve best-execution. Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA) becomes core to the decision making process, and best liquidity at the best price is the key. We will continue to deliver best execution and look forward to working with our clients in the more level playing field that MiFID II will create.”

About Kepler Cheuvreux

Kepler Cheuvreux is Europe’s leading local broker. An award-winning, independent financial services firm Kepler Cheuvreux specializes in execution, research and advisory services to the investment management industry. Founded in Paris in July 1997 as the equity brokerage business of Bank Julius Baer, the Swiss private bank, Kepler Cheuvreux today is present in thirteen major financial centres, including North America.

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