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Massachusetts Regulates Expert Networks

08/09/2011
Massachusetts adopted a new regulation requiring investment advisers using expert network firms to obtain certifications that consultants won’t supply any confidential information as part of their service. The certification must ...

Are Execution-Only Agency Brokers Dying?

08/08/2011
New York, NY – The past few years have been extremely challenging for many participants in the global financial markets, but none have had a more difficult time than execution-only ...

Sabrient Systems Acquires Qualitative Research Unit of Gradient Analytics

08/05/2011
SANTA BARBARA, CA — (Marketwire – Aug 4, 2011) – Equity research firm Sabrient Systems announces the acquisition of selected assets of Gradient Analytics, including the use of the brand ...

New Consumer-Based Research Products for Investors

08/04/2011
New York –  Longstanding consumer oriented market research firm America’s Research Group (ARG), has recently released a suite of new research products designed specifically for US asset manager clients.  To develop and support ...

A (Bearish) Look at Increased Corporate Insider Trading

08/03/2011
New York- This week the news reported that “corporate insiders are selling their companies’ shares at an abnormally fast pace”.  Some independent research on this irregular activity can be precious. Last ...

Longueuil Gets 2.5 Years

08/02/2011
Donald Longueuil, a former hedge-fund manager at SAC Capital Advisors, was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to insider-trading charges.  Although not a direct client of ...

Buy-Side Compliance Response to Research Providers

08/01/2011
New York, NY – Over the past few months, buy-side investors have responded in a number of ways to address concerns that the external research providers they use might introduce ...

ETFs and the Alphabet Soup Topped with Independent Research

07/27/2011
New York – A few weeks ago, an article in The Economist titled Too Much of a Good Thing expressed concern about exchange-traded funds or ETFs. Independent research on ETFs ...

Pressure on Hedge Funds Transforms Research

07/26/2011
A recent article by a prominent fund of hedge funds illustrates the external research requirements that hedge fund investors are demanding from hedge funds.  The standards apply broadly to all ...

MNPI Fears Harm Sector Specialists and Others

07/25/2011
New York, NY – Over the past eight months, institutional investors have reigned in their use of many primary research providers for fear of introducing “material nonpublic information” into their ...
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