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2018 Review: Alternative Data Dominated 2018 M&A Activity

01/10/2019
Alternative data mergers and capital raises were the highlight of research industry M&A activity, as MiFID II evidenced little of the expected consolidation in research capacity -- so far.  S&P ...
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Banks Cut Conferences in 2018

01/09/2019
Investment banks reduced the number of conferences they sponsored by 7% in 2018, according to data supplied by investor relations platform provider Virtua.  The top three sponsors -- led by ...
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The Corporate Access Conundrum

01/09/2019
The following is a guest article by Chris Newson, founder of CN Business Consulting Ltd and most recently a Director at Citigroup where he was responsible for research revenue management ...
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Alternative Data Firm Sandalwood Carves Asian Consumer Niche

01/08/2019
In the two years since its founding, Sandalwood Advisors, an alternative data provider focused on Asian consumer spending trends, has grown to over 25 staff supporting eight databases.  Based in ...
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Mifid – Keep Calm and Carry On

01/07/2019
The following is a guest article by Edward Blad, Founder and Managing Director of the Independent Research Forum, a London-based sales and marketing channel for independent research. Mifid has been casting ...
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UBS Evidence Lab Recruited Nearly 100 New Positions in 2018

01/04/2019
UBS Evidence Lab hired aggressively throughout 2018, even as recruiting for traditional research positions has been desultory at best.  Now that the alternative data/primary research platform has been spun out ...
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Mixed Wall Street Jobs Outlook in December

01/03/2019
Layoffs on Wall Street rose in December, while new hiring surged to the highest level seen since January of the year.  Consequently, annual layoffs totaled the highest level achieved in ...
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Research Funding Update: Capital Group Eats Research Costs

01/03/2019
Capital Group, a global asset manager with nearly $2 trillion in assets under management, implemented a policy as of January 1, 2019 of paying for all external research with its ...
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US IPO Market Continues to Strengthen in 2018

01/02/2019
According to global IPO investment advisor Renaissance Capital, 191 IPOs were priced in the US during 2018, while the volume of capital raised also rose to $46.8 bln during the ...
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Examining the Sales Options for Research Boutiques

01/01/2019
The following is a guest article by Will Richards and Carlos Flores of the Research Alliance, a leading business development agency for independent research formerly known as Financial Research Solutions.  ...
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