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Upcoming Stock Conferences – Updated 1-4-17

01/04/2017
Stock Conference Calendar added or revised these dates, events and locations. Date Event Sponsor Location Status FIRST QUARTER - 2017 Jan 04, 2017 - Jan 06, 2017 China Technology, Media ...
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Chinese Hackers Charged with Insider Trading

01/03/2017
Three Chinese citizens have been criminally charged by US prosecutors with trading on material nonpublic information illegally obtained by hacking into the computer networks and servers of several law firms ...
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2016 In Perspective: Research Hiring Driven By Exits

01/03/2017
Much of the research hiring during 2016 was opportunistic, as research providers picked up talent left behind during major exits and restructurings.  Jefferies added four Nomura analysts to its London ...
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SEC Report Shows Major Credit Rating Agencies Still Dominate

12/30/2016
A decade after passage of the Credit Rating Agency Reform Act of 2006, the top three ratings agencies control over 96% of all the ratings outstanding and over 90% of ...
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2016 IPO Activity Plunges to 7 Year Low

12/29/2016
Following a year marked by Brexit, a stunning presidential upset by Donald Trump, expectations of a Fed rate hike, and extreme stock market volatility, annual US IPO proceeds fell 37% ...
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2016 In Perspective: Despite Many Mergers & Acquisitions, Valuations Languished

12/29/2016
2016 was an active year with 23 research-related mergers and acquisitions of note.  However, it was a buyer’s market as many firms looked to exit their research businesses.  ITG, S&P ...
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Ray Dirks, Research Analyst Anti-Hero, Plans to Reopen Research Firm

12/28/2016
Ray Dirks, a flamboyant and often controversial equity analyst, announced he is planning to relaunch Ray Dirks Research in 2017, a firm he shut down in the 90’s.  His new ...
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2016 In Perspective: Regulatory Reform Of Research Has Become More Isolated

12/27/2016
The headline regulatory events for 2016 were the research unbundling provisions of MiFID II, as UK and French regulators offered divergent views on implementation.  French regulators are aggressively seeking to ...

Third Point Poaches Data Scientist from WorldQuant

12/26/2016
Daniel Loeb’s New York-based hedge fund, Third Point Management, has recently hired Matt Ober from WorldQuant to become chief data scientist.  Ober purportedly could earn up to $2 mln in ...
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Trade Database Firm Datamyne acquired for $52.7 Million

12/26/2016
Datamyne, a trade database provider, was acquired by logistics systems provider Descartes Systems Group for $52.7 million.  We estimate the acquisition valuation between 3.5x and 4.5x revenues. Founded in 1992, ...
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