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Hiring Plans on Wall Street Surges in January

02/05/2018
Layoffs on Wall Street slipped in January to the lowest level seen since June 2017.  However, the real story in the January jobs data was new hiring plans, which surged ...

Big Data Is a Big Mess And Fixing It Isn’t Easy

01/31/2018
The following is guest article by David Trainer and Sam McBride of New Constructs, an independent research firm which uses natural language processing to extract data from the unstructured portions ...
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Research Sales Will Slip in 2018, Though Not As Much As You Might Expect

01/29/2018
According to Integrity Research’s latest annual forecast, research sales will drop 8.7% in 2018 from the prior year’s total — considerably less than the extremely bearish forecasts many industry analysts ...
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New Standard-Setting Body Establishes Alternative Data Best Practices

01/25/2018
The Investment Data Standards Organization (IDSO), a non-profit comprised of producers, distributors and users of alternative data, has launched industry best practices designed to mitigate legal and compliance risks and ...
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Commission Aggregation Evolves Post-MiFID II

01/22/2018
The following is a guest article from Amrish Ganatra, Managing Director of Commcise Software Limited, a London-based provider of commission management software including commission aggregation services.  With little innovation over the last ...
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New Paper Calls For Alternative Data Industry Standards to Mitigate Risks

01/22/2018
Legal and regulatory risks associated with alternative data are increasing along with media scrutiny as data diversity and usage grows, according to a white paper released by Integrity Research Associates.  ...
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FIG Partners Shows Top Buy Recommendation Performance For 3 Years Ending 12-31-17

01/15/2018
The top performing equity research buy recommendations for the three year period ending December 31, 2017 came from boutique investment bank FIG Partners, according to performance information collected by Investars, ...
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Upcoming Alternative Data Conference Expects 100 Data Providers

01/10/2018
BattleFin, an asset management firm which offers events and technology for sourcing alternative data, has scheduled three alternative data events for 2018, the most immediate being BattleFin Discovery Day Miami ...
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Wall Street Job Outlook Brightens in December

01/08/2018
Layoffs on Wall Street plunged in December to the lowest level seen since June, while new hiring slipped after posting a strong gain the previous month.  Consequently, annual layoffs totaled ...

Citigroup Fined $11.5 mln for Displaying Inaccurate Research Ratings

01/02/2018
Last week the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced that it had fined New York investment bank Citigroup Global Markets $5.5 mln and mandated the firm pay $6 mln in ...
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