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MiFID II Forces Asset Managers to Filter E-Mail

01/23/2018
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 ...
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Commission Aggregation Evolves Post-MiFID II

01/22/2018
The following is a guest article from Amrish Ganatra, Managing Director of Commcise Software Limited, a London-based provider of commission management software including commission aggregation services.  With little innovation over the last ...
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New Paper Calls For Alternative Data Industry Standards to Mitigate Risks

01/22/2018
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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Bellwether Research Valuations Continue to Improve in Q4 2017

01/19/2018
According to analysis prepared exclusively for Integrity Research by Marlin & Associates[1], the international M&A advisor, average valuations for large publicly traded research and information firms increased in the fourth ...
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Visible Alpha Raises $38 mln Led by Goldman Sachs

01/18/2018
Visible Alpha, the New York-based research technology firm founded by a consortium of sell-side investment banks, just announced a $38 mln round of funding led by Goldman Sachs, and a ...
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Alternative Data Platform Thinknum Hires WSJ Writer To Boost Media Presence

01/18/2018
Thinknum, a NY-based firm which collects and distributes alternative data, has hired a journalist from the Wall Street Journal to develop media articles based on data collected on its platform. ...
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Evercore ISI Closed London Trading Desk As Commission Revenues Sag

01/18/2018
Evercore ISI shut its European equities trading desk two weeks after MiFID II’s advent, according to an article in Financial News. MiFID II may have been the catalyst, but Evercore ...
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Moody’s Warns MiFID II Negative For European Asset Managers

01/17/2018
Moody's Investors Service said MiFID II would be ‘credit negative’ for the European asset management industry, pressuring profits and forcing more industry consolidation. The report cited an estimate from consulting ...
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Secretive Short Research Causes South African Market Turmoil

01/17/2018
Short ideas specialist Viceroy Research, comprised of three anonymous analysts in New York, has helped to puncture the valuation of one of South Africa’s prominent companies and is now creating ...
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Blackrock Talks Up Quantamental

01/16/2018
In Blackrock’s most recent earnings call, it praised the early results of the ‘quantamental’ restructuring of its active equities unit last spring. During the Q&A portion of Blackrock’s fourth quarter ...
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