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Behind the Numbers to launch hedge fund

05/19/2011
According to MarketWatch, the independent short idea research firm Behind the Numbers is launchig its own hedge fun later this year: Behind the Numbers, an independent research firm known for warning ...

Consolidating Expert Networks

05/17/2011
New York – The downsizing of the expert network industry has begun.  Business Connect China, a China-based expert network, is merging with Circle of Experts and Tribeca Insights to form ...

Expert Networks Not Out of the Woods Yet

05/16/2011
New York, NY – Last week Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam was found guilty on all 14 counts against him for insider trading.  Immediately, many journalists concluded that this outcome ...

Springboard Research Acquired by Forrester

05/13/2011
New York –  Forrester Research, Inc. acquired Springboard Research, a Singapore-based provider of IT industry research focused on Asia Pacific and emerging markets.  Forrester paid $9 million cash less certain ...

Galleon Verdict: Implications for Independent Research

05/11/2011
New York – Raj Rajaratnam, the co-founder of Galleon Group LLC, was found guilty of 14 counts today: A jury of eight women and four men in Manhattan returned its verdict ...

Rebranding Gerson Lehrman

05/10/2011
New York – Gerson Lehrman Group Inc. (GLG), the leading expert network provider, has quietly launched a new rebranding strategy.  GLG has reformed itself into two new brands:  GLG Research, ...

Are Channel Checks Legit?

05/09/2011
New York, NY – Last November, buy-side analysts were shocked as the growing insider trading investigation seemed to call into question their use of expert networks and channel checks.  In ...

Behavioral Finance lessons from BP

05/06/2011
New York – A forthcoming paper analyzes BP from a behavioral finance perspective. One of the main findings is that insufficient knowledge, or acknowledgment, of BP’s corporate culture led analysts ...

Using Trade Data to Follow Glencore

05/05/2011
New York – With an $11-billion initial public offering in the works, there’s intense interest in, but limited new disclosures from the resolutely low-profile Glencore AG. We recently came across ...

Mopping Up the Expert Network Cases

05/03/2011
New York – Now that the Rajaratnam trial has gone to jury deliberation, prosecutors are turning their attention to other outstanding insider trading cases.  Of the fourteen individuals charged in ...
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