In mid-2020, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Rule 606(b)(3) came into full implementation. Rule 606(b)(3) (aka “Institutional 606”) adds an impressive data source for the buy side to help them navigate the increasingly complex world of order-routing analysis, execution quality review, conflict of interest management, and information leakage minimization. However, the information contained in the Institutional 606 reports is only delivered upon request by the buy side, so the question has to be asked – will the buy side be looking to the sell side to provide these reports?
These words are attributed to the renowned management guru, Peter Drucker who revolutionized the way people thought about running businesses. Although there is some debate as to whether he actually uttered these words, this maxim has become a part of corporate philosophy for businesses as diverse as automobile manufacturers and advertising companies.