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MiFID II Adds Pressure to Shrinking Asset Management Industry

The growing M&A trend in the asset management industry is being caused by a number of factors, including shrinking revenue due to the rise in passive management, and rising costs ...

Hedge Funds Post Strongest Start of Year Performance Since 2012

According to Chicago-based hedge fund research firm HFR, hedge funds extended their strong January gains into February, leading the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index to post a 4.9% gain over ...

US IPO Activity Rebounds in February

Following depressed US IPO activity during January, the number of IPOs priced rebounded to 10 deals in February, the highest monthly number of IPOs seen since last October when 22 ...

Bloomberg Jumps into the Alternative Data Biz

Last week, global market data vendor Bloomberg, announced that it was offering a new set of alternative data products to its Bloomberg Enterprise Access Point web-based data store.  These alternative ...

Time For An Alternative Data Reality Check

The following is a guest article from Ankit Sahni, President & Head of Research at Exante Data Inc, a firm providing alternative data and analysis to large macro hedge funds ...

Quandl Hosts Alternative Data Conference in NYC

Toronto-based data marketplace provider, Quandl, is slated to host its alternative data conference called For Institutional Investors Defining the Future of Data-Driven Investing on Thursday, February 28th in New York ...

Weak Wall Street Jobs Outlook to Start Out 2019

Layoffs on Wall Street surged in January to the highest monthly level seen since September of 2018, while new hiring dipped sharply following a strong December gain reflecting an overall ...

The Tax Burden of MiFID II

The following is a guest article by Chris Newson, founder of CN Business Consulting Ltd and most recently a Director at Citigroup where he was responsible for research revenue management ...

Why Change Is Hard

The following is a guest article by Sharon Williams, Managing Director, Solutions Augmented Ltd, a transformation advisory business that works with financial services businesses. I am sitting in a brasserie close ...

MiFID II Causes Research Sales to Fall Again in 2019

According to Integrity Research’s latest annual forecast, research sales are expected to fall 5.5% in 2019 following the more significant decline seen in the prior year as asset managers continue ...
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