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Europe’s Largest Asset Manager Will Use CSAs to Fund Research Payments Under MiFID II

04/21/2017
Europe’s largest asset manager, Amundi, indicated that it plans to fund research payments alongside stock transactions under the new research unbundling rules being imposed by MiFID II, according to an ...
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CFRA-Stovall Seasonal Rotation Indices Launched

04/20/2017
Independent forensic research firm, CFRA recently announced the launch of a series of CFRA-Stovall Indices, presenting a seasonal rotation strategy pioneered by CFRA Chief Investment Strategist, Sam Stovall. New Indices ...
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US Bulge Firms Post Solid Equity Results in Q1 2017

04/20/2017
Aggregate equities revenues for the five largest US investment banks held steady in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the prior year, up 13% from the fourth quarter of ...
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Confusion Reigns In Pricing Research

04/19/2017
Banks are pitching various research pricing approaches for fixed income and equity research, according to a Bloomberg article.  Asset managers are being presented with a bewildering array of fee structures ...
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Research Due Diligence Overlooked In MiFID II Planning

04/19/2017
The following is a guest article from Robin Hodgkins, President of Castine LLC, a provider of commission management software and research procurement solutions. With all consternation created by MiFID II’s research ...
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TABB: US Commissions Down, MiFID II Concerns Up

04/18/2017
US equity commissions fell 7.5% in 2016 according to industry consultant TABB Group’s latest buy-side survey.  At the same time, the percentage of US asset managers anticipating an impact from ...
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Sidoti Pulls IPO, Launches Issuer-Paid Research

04/18/2017
Small cap researcher Sidoti & Company withdrew its IPO, reflecting a lack of investor interest in the proposed offering.  Separately, Sidoti has launched company-sponsored research with modest initial success. Sidoti ...
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Study: Cash Equities Will Be Victim of Buy-Side Pressures

04/17/2017
Cash equities will continue to struggle because of asset manager fee compression and a shift in priorities at investment banks from institutional investors to corporate clients, according to a study ...
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Optimistic 2017 Bank and IRP Research Staffing Plans

04/17/2017
Consistent with the optimistic revenue expectations we picked up in our proprietary 2016/2017 Research Pricing Study, close to 40% of all investment banks and independent research firms we surveyed expect ...
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Research Management Provider RedQuarry Focuses on Smaller Asset Managers

04/14/2017
The Research Management Software segment is getting increasingly crowded, as new entrants leverage cloud computing to challenge incumbents.  Tacoma Washington-based RedQuarry is a good example of the trend, using development ...
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