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Commission sharing applies both to transfers to a third party and to the receipt of part of a commission by a third party. The allocation of commissions is made when a declarant (a corporation, an independent company or an independent representative) shares the remuneration and gives part of it to another person authorized by law. On the other hand, a commission split occurs when a product is sold or a service is provided by a single registrant who assumes responsibility to the customer and another registrant receives part of the remuneration for the transaction and agrees to share it. MPI surveyed a number of companies in the financial sector in order to understand the key trends, challenges and opportunities related to the use of commission-sharing agreements under MiFID II. The survey was conducted over a three-month period and received responses from more than 60 asset managers, brokers and research providers. This annual survey has been ongoing since 2010 and shows strong and growing interest year after year. In order to simplify administrative operations in certain cases, a registrant may require that his commission be partially paid to another person (third party) on the basis of a commission sharing agreement. The seismic events surrounding the sinking of Lehman Brothers just over a year ago have shaken the foundations of perceived market standards and left them very unstable. As a result, investment firms have been forced to rapidly redesign and rebuild their processes in many areas. It is worth taking the time to assess how the market has changed the dynamics of commission agreements.