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iSentium Targeting Traders After Recruiting New President

After hiring the former head of Bloomberg Tradebook, sentiment data provider iSentium looks to rejuvenate its business with trading desks and the buy-side generally. Ray Tierney, who previously headed Bloomberg’s ...
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Redburn May Be Downsizing A Bit

Three research analysts and a salesperson have recently left London-based Redburn, one of the largest independent research firms, according to the FCA Register, suggesting that the firm may be paring ...
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Euromoney Expects Strategic Actions for Troubled BCA Research

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, parent of BCA Research and Ned Davis Research (NDR), reported that revenues for its business unit which includes the two economic research firms were down nearly ...

New Alternative Data Standard-Setting Body Publishes Privacy Best Practices

The Investment Data Standards Organization (IDSO), a non-profit comprised of producers, distributors and users of alternative data, has publicly released a set of best practices for datasets which include personally ...
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Rise of the Super Bulge: Growing Concentration in Equity Franchises

Over the last five years, the top five equities franchises have gained share from the five next largest equities businesses as more market power has become concentrated into fewer firms. ...
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Alternative Data Firm Exante Data Seeks ‘Simplexity’ With New Dashboard

Exante Data, the alternative data affiliate of currency research firm Exante Advisors, is developing a new front-end to improve the ease-of-use of its data, after adding FX factor models and ...
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Cowen’s Brokerage Revenues Up 118% In Q1 2018

Cowen Group, a mid-sized NY investment bank, reported doubling brokerage revenues over the last year, primarily reflecting its acquisition of Convergex.  More telling was the 10% sequential increase in revenues ...
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Q1 2018 Bulge Bank Equities Results: A Banner Quarter But Less So For Non-US Banks

With all the major investment banks reporting, equities revenues for the largest investment banks fell grew 21% in the first quarter to $13.6 billion from $11.2 billion a year ago, ...

Wall Street Jobs Outlook Sours in April

Layoffs on Wall Street surged in April for the second consecutive month to the highest level seen since November of last year.  In addition, new hiring plans also dipped sharply ...
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Notes from London: The Impact of MiFID II Is Concerning

Following a trip to London last week, the feedback we received from all market participants was that MiFID II was likely to have a larger than expected impact on the ...
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