CFA Practice Question

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CFA Practice Question

Which one of the following statements is false with respect to the payment of brokerage commissions (soft dollars)?

A. Brokerage commissions may be directed to pay for securities research used in managing the client's portfolio.
B. Brokerage commissions paid should be commensurate with the value of the brokerage and research services received.
C. Brokerage commissions may be directed to pay for the investment manager's operating expenses.
Correct Answer: C

Brokerage commissions should be directed to ensure that fairness and loyalty to the client are maintained.

User Contributed Comments 3

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Chitu Brokerage commission (soft dollar) must be utilised for the client by way of paying for the securities research not for the remittance of investment manager's operating expenses
apiccion Key word here is soft dollar.
Hermalia Another key word is false. I know I have to work on reading each question carefully.
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