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Hiring Plans on Wall Street Surges in January

Layoffs on Wall Street slipped in January to the lowest level seen since June 2017.  However, the real story in the January jobs data was new hiring plans, which surged ...
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MSCI ESG Research Business Grew 22% In 2017

MSCI Inc., a prominent index and analytics supplier, reported 22% growth in its ESG Research business for the year ended December 2017, as the demand for environmental, social and governance ...
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Evercore ISI Revenues Down 11% In 2017: What Does Evercore Do Now?

Evercore ISI revenues broke their upward trend in 2017 despite the continued success of its research in investor polls.  Pressure on the franchise is likely to increase as Evercore focuses ...
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French Regulators Update Research Unbundling Guidance

L’Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) issued an updated version of its “Guide: Funding of Research by Investment Service Providers Under MiFID II” originally published August 2017.  See our original discussion ...
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Frost Consulting Launches Research Spending Benchmarking

Frost Consulting, a London-based consulting firm focused on commission unbundling, is launching a new service designed to provide asset managers with peer comparisons of research spending. Asset managers interested in ...

Research Sales Will Slip in 2018, Though Not As Much As You Might Expect

According to Integrity Research’s latest annual forecast, research sales will drop 8.7% in 2018 from the prior year’s total — considerably less than the extremely bearish forecasts many industry analysts ...

New Standard-Setting Body Establishes Alternative Data Best Practices

The Investment Data Standards Organization (IDSO), a non-profit comprised of producers, distributors and users of alternative data, has launched industry best practices designed to mitigate legal and compliance risks and ...
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US Bulge Equities Revenues Sagged in Q4 2017

Fourth quarter equities revenues for the five largest US investment banks fell 7% in aggregate from prior year results, and declined 11% from the prior quarter.  Equities revenues have fallen ...
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MiFID II Forces Asset Managers to Filter E-Mail

The implementation of MiFID II a few weeks ago has prompted numerous changes in behavior from both sell-side and buy-side firms who are trying to adopt the EU’s new research ...

New Paper Calls For Alternative Data Industry Standards to Mitigate Risks

Legal and regulatory risks associated with alternative data are increasing along with media scrutiny as data diversity and usage grows, according to a white paper released by Integrity Research Associates.  ...
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