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Wall Street Jobs Outlook Improves in April Though Still Fragile

Layoffs on Wall Street plunged in April, while new hiring plans remained anemic for the third consecutive month.  Despite this one month performance, year-to-date layoffs remain significantly higher than last ...

Ex-S&P Analyst Found Guilty of Insider Trading

Recently, a Manhattan federal jury took a little over two hours to find former Standard & Poor’s credit analyst, Sebastian Pinto-Thomaz, guilty of illegally tipping two friends about the $9.3 ...

Research Payments Sag in Europe and UK, According to Integrity Research Pricing Benchmark Study

Average European research payments lagged North American research payments by over 40%, according to data from Integrity Research’s fourth major benchmark study of research pricing.   The survey results indicate ...

McKinsey: Traditional Asset Managers Are Embracing AI and Alternative Data

A recent McKinsey white paper argues that artificial intelligence is broadly impacting the asset management industry, not only transforming the traditional investment process.  As more asset managers bring AI in-house, ...

Social Media Risks Increasing for Research Firms

The following is a guest article by Susan Mathews, Principal  & Founder of Madigail Consulting, LLC a securities compliance consultant providing research and ethics compliance, training and external CCO services ...

Technology Boutique Summit Insights Group Joins Research Alliance

Summit Insights Group, a fundamentals-driven technology research firm, joined the recently formed Research Alliance ( sponsored by the sales agency previously known as Financial Research Solutions.  Note: Integrity Research is ...

1st Qtr 2019 US IPO Market Weakest Since 2016

According to global IPO investment advisor Renaissance Capital, only 18 IPOs were priced in the US during the 1st Qtr of 2019, the lowest number of IPOs seen in a ...

The Current Winners from MiFID II

Almost 15 months after the roll-out of MiFID II, there have been countless articles, panels and media discussions about the intended and unintended costs of new regulation.  However, rarely have ...

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 ...
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