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Indie Research Sales Agent Sidesteps MiFID II Woes By Targeting Hedge Funds

Although not immune to MiFID II challenges, London-based sales agent Ed Blad is finding that hedge funds’ appetite for independent research is largely unaffected by the new regulations, in contrast ...

The Dearth of Institutional Cryptocurrency Research

During the past few years, investor interest in Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency markets has exploded, with the overall market capitalization of the more than 1,500 cryptocurrencies currently in circulation approaching ...
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Cowen’s Brokerage Revenues Up 51% In 2017 Yet Priority Will Be Restructuring

Cowen Group, a mid-sized NY investment bank, reported increasing brokerage revenues, primarily reflecting its acquisition of Convergex.  However, profit pressures will focus Cowen management on improving the firm’s cost structure, ...
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Despite 2017 Revenue Decline, Bernstein Research Remains Optimistic

AllianceBernstein reported that Bernstein Research revenues fell 6% for both the fourth quarter and the full year 2017.  Nevertheless, management appeared sanguine about Bernstein's MiFID II prospects during its fourth ...
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US IPO Market Posts Strong YTD Results

According to global IPO investment advisor Renaissance Capital, the number of IPOs priced in the US so far this year surged 86% compared to same period last year, while the ...

MiFID II’s Failures Are Already Apparent

The following is a reprint of an exclusive article published for ResearchWatch subscribers on December 27, 2017. MiFID II’s research unbundling provisions, which went into effect early last month, will create ...
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Nomura Equities Revenues Continue Slow and Steady

Nomura reported that its equity revenues for the quarter ending December 31 2017 grew 9% to ¥60.8 billion (US$559 million) from ¥56 billion (US$513 million) the previous year.  Since Nomura ...
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ConsumerEdge Launches New Credit / Debit Card Transaction Product

Last week, New York based independent research firm ConsumerEdge Research, announced that its alternative data arm, CE Insight, is rolling out a unique credit / debit card transaction product – ...
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Median Equity Research Analyst Bonus Will Be $50,000 in 2018 According To LinkedIn

US equity research analysts are receiving median annual bonuses of $50,000 within a range from $7,000 to $245,000, based on statistics collected by LinkedIn.  Total compensation for equity analysts ranged ...
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Expert Network AlphaSights Grew 37% in 2016

London-based expert network AlphaSights Ltd reported consolidated revenues of £66.5 million ($92.5 million) for 2016, continuing its torrid growth rate. AlphaSights has reached a scale which challenges more established competitors like ...
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