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Top ResearchWatch Stories for 2018

2018 was an eventful year for the investment research industry, as reflected in our most-read articles during the year. MiFID II’s ambitious reforms were an enduring topic.  Our analysis of the ...

Alternative Data is More Complicated Than You Think

The following is a guest article by Evan Schnidman, Founder and CEO of Prattle, a research automation firm specializing in text analytics.    Is alternative data incomprehensible technobabble rumored to somehow ...

YipitData Launches ReadyPipe Custom Web Services

Today YipitData, an alternative data firm that collects web data to analyze the operating performance of public and private companies, is launching a new service allowing clients to collect their ...

Mizuho Americas Adds Senior Biotech Analyst

Recently, global investment bank Mizuho Americas announced that Mara Goldstein had joined their equity research department as managing director covering biotechnology companies.  Ms. Goldstein is the 4th new equity research ...

MiFID II Isn’t Working as Intended and Investors are Losing as a Result

The following is a guest article authored by Scott Davis and Carter Copeland, founding partners of Melius Research, a  boutique research firm focused on the industrials sector launched in October ...

French Attack MiFID II Research Unbundling Provisions

Here’s a delicious irony: Brexit will allow Europe to throw off the yoke of burdensome UK regulation – in this case research unbundling rules imposed by UK regulators while MiFID ...

IRP Sales Agent Financial Research Solutions Relaunches as Research Alliance

Financial Research Solutions, a leading business development agent for independent research boutiques, initiated a campaign to promote independent research to the buy-side.  At the same time, the firm has restructured ...

The Convergence of Investment Research and Alternative Data

In the past year or two, a number of consultants have heralded the growing importance of alternative data to asset managers’ research process.  Simultaneously, many analysts have suggested that the ...

Refinitiv Takes First Step to Data Marketplace with Cloud-Based QA Direct

Refinitiv, formerly the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters, recently announced it was launching its QA Direct data platform in the cloud based on Microsoft Azure.  The move of ...

European Research Market Needs a Reboot

The following is a guest article written by Fabrice Bouland, CEO and co-founder of Paris-based research portal Alphametry. Dark matter in the markets According to MFS Investment Management chief economist Erik Weisman, ...
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