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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 ...

Academic Study Shows Differing Buy-Side Use Of SEC Data

A flawed working paper which attempts to show that hedge funds accessing SEC filings posted superior returns nevertheless yields insights into how the buy-side leverages electronic filings. A study titled “Do Hedge ...

Citi Was Top Conference Sponsor in Q4 2017

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 ...

FinTech Multiplies Post-MiFID II But Challenges Remain

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 ...

MiFID II Creates Information Asymmetry Favoring US Managers – For Now

The following is a guest article by Neil Scarth, Principal of Frost Consulting ( which provides customizable research budgeting/valuation frameworks and research spending databases. The prevailing consensus of opinion in June ...

Good News For Stock Pickers And Brokers: Stock Correlations Remain Subdued While VIX Rises

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

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 ...

New Organization Formed To Charter Alternative Data Analysts

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 ...

The Dearth of Institutional Cryptocurrency Research

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

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