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Nordea Says MiFID II to Exacerbate Slump in Analyst Coverage

The headquarters of Nordea Bank in Stockholm.

The headquarters of Nordea Bank in Stockholm.

Photographer: Mikael Sjoberg/Bloomberg
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The biggest bank in the Nordic region says Europe’s revision of market rules is likely to exacerbate a slump in the number of analysts covering smaller companies, making it harder for them to raise capital.

Nordea Bank AB says the firms affected by the development should consider commissioning their own research to help “alleviate the risk of falling off investors’ radar screens entirely.”