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Citi Was Top Conference Sponsor in Q4 2017

03/19/2018
Citigroup was the leading sponsor of investment conferences in the fourth quarter of 2017, hosting over thirty conferences, according to investor relations platform provider Virtua.  New York was by far ...
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FinTech Multiplies Post-MiFID II But Challenges Remain

03/14/2018
The following is a guest article by Peter Bentley, Founder and Managing Partner of London-based KentMarlow Solutions, a digital transformation advisory business that works with financial services content businesses. FinTech solutions ...
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MiFID II Creates Information Asymmetry Favoring US Managers – For Now

03/12/2018
The following is a guest article by Neil Scarth, Principal of Frost Consulting (http://www.frostconsulting.co.uk/) which provides customizable research budgeting/valuation frameworks and research spending databases. The prevailing consensus of opinion in June ...
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Good News For Stock Pickers And Brokers: Stock Correlations Remain Subdued While VIX Rises

03/05/2018
Increasing market volatility as measured by the VIX has not materially changed the correlations between stocks, preserving a benign environment for fundamental equity research providers, especially those affiliated with cash ...

Scandinavian Banks Turn to Issuer Sponsored Research as MiFID II Solution

02/26/2018
Oslo-based bank, DNB has recently announced that it plans to offer “issuer sponsored” research as a way to finance the production of research for uncovered or under covered companies and ...
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New Organization Formed To Charter Alternative Data Analysts

02/23/2018
The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, a hedge fund affiliated organization, is forming a new initiative to build an exam-based curriculum for alternative data professionals. CAIA, an accreditation organization co-founded ...
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The Dearth of Institutional Cryptocurrency Research

02/19/2018
During the past few years, investor interest in Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency markets has exploded, with the overall market capitalization of the more than 1,500 cryptocurrencies currently in circulation approaching ...

Buy-Side Alternative Data Employee Analysis

02/15/2018
The following is an article that was published by Alternativedata.org, an informational website about alternative data supported by YipitData and other contributors. We compiled a dataset of alternative data full-time employees (FTEs) ...

ISS Acquires EVA Dimensions After ESG Success

02/13/2018
Proxy advisor Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) acquired EVA Dimensions LLC, a provider of cash-flow based analysis of corporate performance, for an undisclosed sum.  The purchase follows ISS’s integration of ESG ...
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MiFID II’s Failures Are Already Apparent

02/12/2018
The following is a reprint of an exclusive article published for ResearchWatch subscribers on December 27, 2017. MiFID II’s research unbundling provisions, which went into effect early last month, will create ...
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