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Killing the Myth About How Hedge Funds Generate Alpha

05/13/2015
The following is a guest article from Leigh Drogen, founder of Estimize. Sometime in the 1980’s, around the time when “hedge fund” entered the common vernacular, something strange happened to the ...
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Wall Street Layoffs Dip While Hirings Stall

05/11/2015
According to a private jobs survey, Wall Street layoffs in April dipped for the third consecutive month suggesting the overall employment picture is continuing to improve.  However, investment banks are ...
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Merriman Capital’s Outsourced Banking Model

05/11/2015
Merriman Capital, a San Francisco based investment bank focused on small cap issuance, outsources not only research but investment banking. The firm relies on a platform of independent bankers and ...
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Profile: Wiki-based Research Firm Shifts Business Model

05/08/2015
Wikibon is a technology industry consulting firm specializing in big data, cloud computing and infrastructure. As its name implies, the firm maintains a wiki utilized by technologists. However, Wikibon has ...
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London Research Recruiting Heats Up

05/08/2015
The following perspective on equities staffing is from Oliver Rolfe, who heads Spartan Partnership, a London-based executive search firm specializing in equities recruiting. Recruiting here in London has been a ...
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Driving Investment Performance with Alternative Data

05/06/2015
The following is a guest article from Gene Ekster, who has been involved with alternative data on both the buy and sell side.  This article is the first of a ...
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UBS Equity Revenues Up +12.7% in Q1

05/06/2015
UBS Equity revenues grew 12.7% in the first quarter to CHF 1,162 million (US$1,255 million) from CHF 1,037 million ($1,120 million) the previous year. The firm cited strength in equity ...
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Latest Draft of EC Regulation Looks Grim For Commission Payments

05/04/2015
The European Commission (EC) recently issued a draft of pending new regulation which shows concessions on client sign off on research budgets, but no change in the language banning the ...
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Evercore ISI Revenues Declined 13% in First Quarter

05/01/2015
Based on Evercore’s latest earnings release, it appears that Evercore ISI revenues declined 13.4% in the first quarter from estimated revenues for the previous quarter, when allocated underwriting revenues are ...
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MSCI’s ESG Businesses Growing 19%

05/01/2015
MSCI Inc., a prominent index and analytics supplier, reported overall 9.6% revenue growth for the first quarter of 2015, with its ESG business growing 19%, excluding the effect of its ...
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