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Muddy Waters around Sino-Forest

06/09/2011
New York – A heated debate has developed after the release of a short-seller’s report that accuses Sino-Forest Corp of fraud.  Research firms express opposed views on the Chinese company ...

ITG Acquires Ross Smith

06/08/2011
New York – Investment Technology Group (ITG) has announced that it has acquired Ross Smith Energy Group (RSEG), for $38.5 million in cash. Ross Smith, which currently has 200 ...

Report Challenges Management Access

06/07/2011
A new report on European independent research argues that management access does not meet the European definition of research and should not be payable through commissions.  The report also suggests ...

Vertical Research Adds another Ranked Analyst

06/06/2011
Last week, independent research firm Vertical Research Partners announced that veteran Morgan Stanley analyst Robert Wertheimer will be joining the firm to cover the global machinery sector.  The hiring of ...

PGR Closes Offices

06/01/2011
New York – The NYTimes Dealbook reports that Primary Global Research has closed its offices, but says it is still open for business: The government’s widespread crackdown on insider trading on ...

Meeting the Regulators

05/31/2011
New York – Meetings with various staff at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week indicated that research remains an important topic on the regulatory agenda despite the challenges ...

Great Lakes Migration

05/27/2011
Great Lakes Review, an independent research firm founded in 1981 which was part of Soleil Securities’ research platform since 2005, has left Soleil to join Wellington Shields & Co. As we ...

Datamyne 2.0: Simplifying trade data research

05/26/2011
Miami – Datamyne recently announced its latest product release, featuring a friendlier user interface and expanded user options that make it easy to run complex searches and analyses of its ...

CFA Institute, um, Supports Expert Networks (kind of)

05/24/2011
New York – A recent blog on the CFA Institute website discusses the reputational risk of using expert networks, while providing strong support for mosaic theory and more equivocal support ...

Senator Jumps Aboard Insider Trading Bandwagon

05/23/2011
New York, NY – According to the Wall Street Journal, Iowa Senator Charles Grassley, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, has recently started an investigation into potential insider ...
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