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Wells Fargo Wins 2017 US Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards

Analysts at Wells Fargo Securities garnered the highest number of awards assigned by Thomson Reuters for buy/sell recommendations and earnings estimates for US stocks during the 2016 calendar year. Stifel ...

Hedge Fund Launches Rise as AUM Hits Record Level

According to data released by Hedge Fund Research (HFR), the number of new hedge fund launches totaled 189 in the first quarter of 2017, up from 153 in the prior ...

JP Morgan: Alternative Data Is Altering Investment Landscape

Data that has previously driven markets, such as earnings releases or governmental economic releases, is being increasingly arbitraged by new alternative data sources, according to a report by JP Morgan’s ...

ESMA Confirms MiFID II Won’t Be Delayed Again

Last week Steven Maijoor, the chair of the European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA), countered market rumors by confirming that there would be no further delay in the implementation of MiFID ...

2017 Extel Research Results Belie MiFID II Unbundling Turmoil

Exane BNP Paribas upended Morgan Stanley for the top European equity research spot in the latest 2017 WeConvene Extel Survey. Absolute Strategy Research remained the top independent in the survey, ...

Research Must Embrace Automation To Remain Competitive: CRISIL

Outsourcing provider CRISIL Global Research and Analytics issued a report arguing that research providers will need to invest in new artificial intelligence technology in order to reduce costs and improve ...

Why MiFID II Might Be the Saviour of Active Asset Management

The following is a guest article written by Fabrice Bouland, CEO and co-founder of Paris-based research portal Alphametry. Abstract Active asset management is facing challenging times. New business pressures and regulations are ...

Instinet Launches Connectivity Solution for MiFID II Payments

Last week, New-York based agency broker, Instinet launched RQ Connect, an application within its research payment and commission management platform, which allows integration of data from third-party or proprietary research ...

Geospatial Analysis Firm Orbital Insight Raises $50 Million

Orbital Insight, a geospatial big data company, completed a $50 million Series C round of financing led by venture capital firm Sequoia. The fresh capital brings the company’s total fundraising ...

MiFID II: Commissions Cannot Fund RPAs in USA

As we wrote last week, global asset managers have been slowly learning that a number of MiFID II research unbundling rules conflict with US regulatory practice, including the ability to ...
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