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What the FCA Got Right

07/01/2019
The following is a guest article from Robin Hodgkins, President of Castine LLC, a provider of commission management software and research procurement solutions. Substantive Research, a UK-based independent research provider, recently ...

Wedbush Securities Names New Director of Equity Research

06/24/2019
A few weeks ago, Los Angeles-based investment bank, Wedbush Securities, announced the hiring of Kevin Merritt, CFA to the role of Managing Director, Director of Equity Research.  Mr. Merritt will ...
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Research Unbundling Conference a Resounding Success

06/17/2019
Last Wednesday, over 400 delegates from the sell-side, buy-side, IRPs, alternative data providers, and regulators attended UK research firm Substantive Research’s second annual New York conference called Unbundling Uncovered USA.  ...

Credit Suisse Adds Two Senior Analysts to European Equity Research Team

06/10/2019
Despite the impact of MiFID II, global investment bank Credit Suisse, recently recruited two senior equity research analysts to join its London-based European equity research team. Credit Suisse’s New Research Hires According ...
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SEC Points Towards Market Solutions in the US to Resolve MIFID II Conflict

06/05/2019
The following is a guest article from Amrish Ganatra, CEO of Commcise Software Limited, a provider of commission management and research evaluation software which recently received a majority investment from ...

Morningstar Ramps Up Credit Ratings Biz by Acquiring DBRS

06/03/2019
Chicago-based provider of investment research, data and analytics, Morningstar (MORN), recently announced that it has purchased 40 year old credit ratings agency DBRS for close to $669 million.  This acquisition ...
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Investment Data Standards Organization Releases Web Crawling Best Practices

05/29/2019
The Investment Data Standards Organization (IDSO), a non-profit consortium of alternative data industry practitioners, released draft web crawling best practice standards for industry review.  Meanwhile a seminal court case that ...

House Bill Looks to Expand Insider Trading Liability

05/27/2019
In the past, there has been no law in the US establishing what makes up insider trading.  However, that all may change as the House Financial Services Committee recently passed ...
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SEC Confirms they are Actively Seeking MiFID II Solutions

05/20/2019
At an industry conference held last week, two SEC representatives acknowledged that the commission is actively looking for solutions to enable asset managers to pay for US broker research once ...
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America’s Response to MiFID II’s Research Regulations

05/13/2019
The following is a guest article by Mike Carrodus, founder of Substantive Research, a research curation and benchmarking service, which will be hosting a conference on the implications of MiFID II ...
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