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Deutsche Bank Was Top Conference Sponsor in Q1 2018

Deutsche Bank was the leading sponsor of investment conferences in the first quarter of 2018, edging out Citibank and JP Morgan, according to investor relations platform provider Virtua.  London’s popularity ...

FIG Partners Shows Top Buy Recommendation Performance For 3 Years Ending 3-30-18

The top performing equity research buy recommendations for the three year period ending March 30, 2018 came from boutique investment bank FIG Partners, according to performance information collected by Investars, ...

AlphaSights: Expert Network Industry Will Be $5+ Billion

The following is a Q&A with AlphaSights’ co-CEO Max Cartellieri, who co-founded the firm with Andrew Heath in 2008.  AlphaSights is one of the fastest growing expert networks, having grown ...

The Big Data & Machine Learning Revolution

In a few weeks, big data analytics provider RavenPack, will be holding its premier one day event on big data and machine learning in London.  Speakers at this year’s conference ...

Schroders: Ignoring Alternative Data Is Negligent

A publication by UK-based asset manager Schroder Investment Management argues that alternative data represents a major opportunity for investment managers, so much so that “it would be negligent to ignore ...

New Alternative Data Standard-Setting Body Begins Soliciting Feedback On PII Practices

The Investment Data Standards Organization (IDSO), a non-profit comprised of producers, distributors and users of alternative data, is starting member review of draft standards for Personally Identifiable Information (PII) with ...

First Quarter Equities Volumes Were Strongest Since 2016

The following is a guest article by Mark Culpin, a cash equities business analyst with previous experience at Redburn and Credit Suisse. First quarter trading in European and U.S. equities was ...

US IPO Market Posts Strong Results in 1st Qtr of 2018

According to global IPO investment advisor Renaissance Capital, 44 IPOs were priced in the US during the 1st Qtr of 2018, while the volume of capital raised surged to $15.5 ...

MiFID II Complicates Payments to US Brokers

The following is a guest article by Melissa Umans, US Director of Business Development for Commcise Software Limited, a provider of commission management software.  Paying US-based broker-dealers for research is not ...

New MiFID II Guidance Cautions On Research Pricing

In its latest Q&A relating to research inducements released Friday, the European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA) warned banks providing FICC research that they will need to substantiate their pricing ...
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