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Problems With CRT’s Acquisition of Sterne Agee?

09/01/2015
If you had just acquired an equity research franchise with over 60 analysts, might you promote that fact? Not if you are CRT Capital Group, which completed its acquisition of ...
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FBR Moderates Its Cash Equities Ambitions

08/31/2015
FBR & Co., a mid-market investment bank, has stabilized its cash equities business after a major downsizing after the financial crisis. It is acquiring MLV & Company, which will add ...
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Survey Shows Independents Expect Higher Payouts

08/31/2015
The following is a guest article by Ed Storm, an executive recruiter specializing in recruiting for independent research firms. I recently had the opportunity to interview / survey over 100 ...
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FINRA Adopts New Research Rules

08/27/2015
The U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) adopted revised rules governing research conflicts of interest and the publication and distribution of equity research reports.  The revised rules, which can be ...
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A New Framework To Componentize Research Reports

08/24/2015
The following is a guest article by Sal Restivo, a co-founder of RIXML.org and Chairman of the RIXML Standards Committee. RIXML, an industry-wide standard for tagging investment research in XML, is about to launch ...
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Bright Lights, Big Cities: Using Satellite Data To Gauge Economic Activity

08/20/2015
Research driven by alternative data, large unstructured non-financial data sets, is one of the fastest growing segments of the investment research industry. One example of the creativity being applied to ...
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Research Exodus From Odeon Capital

08/19/2015
Two technology analysts formerly with The Murcer Technology Group have left Odeon Capital Group, the NY investment bank they joined in 2014. Spencer Mitchell and Murali Guntu, co-founders of a ...
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Alternative Data Cross-functional Teams and Workflow

08/19/2015
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 conclusion of a ...
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The Challenges of Paying Cash For Research in the U.S.

08/17/2015
The following is a guest article by Will Edick, partner at Pickard Djinis and Pisarri LLP which obtained U.S. no-action relief on paying brokers through client commission arrangements.  Summary European securities ...
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New Constructs Launches IPO Research Coverage

08/13/2015
Last week, independent research firm New Constructs, launched IPO research with coverage of health club membership provider Planet Fitness (PLNT).  The big difference with this new service is that New ...
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