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Capital Economics Revenues Grew 8% in 2017 Despite MiFID II Headwinds

Capital Economics, Ltd., a leading London-based economics research firm, reported positive results for results for 2017, expressing optimism that the firm will weather MiFID II’s impact.  The company also discussed ...

Institutional Sales is Dead, Long Live Institutional Sales

The following is a guest article by Peter Bentley, Founder and Managing Partner of London-based KentMarlow Solutions, a transformation advisory business that works with financial services businesses. Sales is changing… Actually, ...
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French Independent AlphaValue Launches Crowdfunding Site

Paris-based AlphaValue, a leading European independent research firm which has embraced various business models, launched new website branded ‘Slice by AlphaValue’ which allows investors to ‘co-finance’ coverage for specific stocks.  ...
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Q3 US Bulge Equities Revenues Up 8% While Easing Further Sequentially

Equities revenues of the largest US banks slid 15% sequentially in the third quarter of 2018 yet they remained 8% above last year’s results.  Goldman Sachs regained the second-place position ...

MiFID II Increases Risk of Research Underspending – Performance Implications?

The following is a guest article by Neil Scarth, Principal of Frost Consulting ( which provides customizable research budgeting/valuation frameworks and research spending databases. There is a deafening silence regarding the ...
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Despite MiFID II, UK Trading Costs Higher in Q2 2018

European commission rates stabilized in the second quarter of 2018 after the initial dislocation of shifting all trading to execution-only in the first quarter of 2018 as MiFID II took ...

Market Profile Theorems Shows Top Buy Recommendation Performance For 3 Years Ending 9-30-18

The top performing equity research buy recommendations for the three-year period ending September 30, 2018 came from quantitative boutique Market Profile Theorems, according to performance information collected by Investars, a ...
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Wall Street Layoffs Surge to Highest Level in 7 Years

Layoffs on Wall Street surged sharply in September to the highest monthly level seen since September 2011, reflecting Wells Fargo’s announcement that it will cut 5% to 10% of its ...

Rakuten Intelligence Acquires Alt Data Marketer Aviso Partners

Rakuten Intelligence, formerly the e-receipt vendor called Slice Intelligence, announced recently that it had acquired alternative data marketer, Aviso Partners.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Acquisition of Aviso ...
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Exane’s Revenues Grew 3% in 2017

After attaining the top ranking for its research in Extel’s 2017 rankings, Exane SA’s London affiliate, Exane Limited, which represents the bulk of its cash equities business, eked out 2.6% ...
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