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Differential Privacy Technique Trumps Anonymized Data But Still Not Perfect

01/17/2020
Firms are embracing differential privacy to better protect the confidentiality of individual user data.  The system, developed by cryptographers, is more robust than simply anonymizing data, yet still has vulnerabilities ...
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Research Coverage HAS NOT Fallen Much Due to MiFID II

01/16/2020
According to analysis recently published by global market data vendor Refinitiv, despite the fears expressed by many, the research unbundling mandate associated with MiFID II has not resulted in much ...
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Seeking Alpha’s Research Marketplace Shows Clear Signs of Success

01/13/2020
Seeking Alpha recently announced that its Investor Marketplace has eclipsed $10 mln in annual revenue from the provision of independent research subscriptions to investors.  This makes Seeking Alpha one of ...
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State-level Privacy Legislation Gains in US

01/10/2020
While the US Congress has been working toward a bipartisan data privacy bill, state-level privacy legislation is proliferating.  The longer Congress dallies, the more states are getting into the act.  ...
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US Brokers More Optimistic About Research than European Peers

01/09/2020
In a recent note published by Refinitiv highlighting the feedback from their annual Broker Dinners located in New York and London, sell-side and independent research executives from US firms were ...
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UBS Evidence Lab Hiring Slowed in 2019

01/08/2020
UBS Evidence Lab hiring in 2019 eased from its previously torrid pace but remained robust, especially in the context of layoffs and restructuring within UBS’s equities unit.  UBS apparently remains ...
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Banks’ Share of Conferences Increased in 2019 As Overall Sponsorship Fell

01/07/2020
Investment banks reduced the number of conferences they sponsored by 4% in 2019 yet gained share as the overall number of conferences dropped 11%, according to data supplied by investor ...
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Wall Street Layoffs Surge in December

01/06/2020
Layoffs on Wall Street surged 166% in December, while hiring rose modestly reflecting continued anxiety among bank executives in response to historically low interest rates, limited IPO activity, weak commission ...
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2019 Regulatory Review: Increasing Data Privacy Regulation Provides Tricky Environment for Alternative Data

01/03/2020
In contrast to the cool US reaction to MiFID II’s unbundling provisions, European privacy regulation is being replicated in the US at the state level with increasing likelihood of federal ...
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Mixed 2019 U.S. IPO Activity

01/02/2020
US IPO activity posted mixed results for 2019 reflecting volatile performance throughout the year where 160 deals were priced, 17% lower than the number of new deals priced in 2018.  ...
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