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GMI Ratings COO Joins Rival Sustainalytics

08/26/2014
The COO of GMI Ratings has left to join rival Sustainalytics to head its global marketing and to lead strategic initiatives. Cheryl Gustitus was the COO and Chief Marketing Officer ...
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From Primary Global to Google

08/25/2014
The co-founder of the ill-fated expert network Primary Global Research, Unni Narayanan, recently landed a job as Director, Product Management at Google.  The demise of Primary Global Research in 2010 ...
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Issuer-Sponsored Research Must Disclose Fees

08/19/2014
Declining research coverage of small cap stocks has given rise to issuer-sponsored equity research, where the stock issuer pays a research firm for coverage. Under U.S. regulation, it is critical ...
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Social Media & Markets

08/18/2014
The key role that Twitter played in breaking the news about police abuses in Ferguson, Missouri highlights the growing importance of social media.  Big data, including social media resources like ...
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Former Sabrient Execs Sell Majority Interest in Asset Manager

08/17/2014
Investview, Inc., a publicly traded provider of trading tools for individual investors, has acquired a majority interest in Vickrey Brown Investments, LLC, (VB) an asset manager recently formed by two ...
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Shakeup at Convergex

08/12/2014
ConvergEx Group, an agency broker prominent in commission management services, has reorganized its senior leadership.  Convergex hired Greg Voetsch as chief executive officer of ConvergEx Execution Solutions and head of ...
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Trade Groups Pan Proposed Research Commission Ban

08/07/2014
Comments on the proposed language in MiFID II banning research commissions have been negative, reflecting broad opposition among asset managers.  Despite this, informed sources expect little change to the proposed ...
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Euromoney Acquires Conference Business

07/30/2014
Euromoney announced that it is buying a mining conference business to expand its footprint in the commodities markets and with investors, complementary to its Metal Bulletin and Institutional ...
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Hedge Funds Capitalize on Political Intelligence: Study

07/28/2014
According to a recently revised academic study, U.S. hedge fund managers have clearly gained an information advantage from their connection with lobbyists, enabling them to generate excess returns.  However, this ...
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Former GMI Ratings Quant Joins Big Data Startup

07/26/2014
The former head of quantitative research at GMI Ratings has left to join a new startup, Capital Market Laboratories (CML), which creates data visualization tools for retail and institutional investors. ...
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