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ITG Dumps Its Research In Fire-Sale to Leucadia

05/10/2016
Agency broker ITG is completing its exit of the research business by selling ITG Research to the parent of Jefferies Group, Leucadia National Corp, for the bargain price of $12 ...
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Asset Allocation Platform ClearMacro Adds Liquidity Data from CrossBorder Capital

05/10/2016
ClearMacro, a London-based tactical asset allocation platform, has partnered with CrossBorder Capital, which analyzes liquidity flows based on IMF data.  ClearMacro, founded by a former sovereign wealth fund portfolio manager, ...
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Despite First Quarter Setbacks, Jefferies Hires London-Based Equity Staff

05/10/2016
Despite taking a bath in the first quarter results for its equities business, Jefferies Group is hiring new London-based equity staff, including poaching a senior UBS analyst, according to an ...
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Convergex Veteran Joins Research Aggregator Street Contxt

05/10/2016
John Meserve, the former head of Convergex’s commission management business, has joined research aggregator Street Contxt as President. Toronto-based Street Contxt is “knowledge exchange” positioned to help sell side content ...
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Dataminr Cuts Off CIA

05/09/2016
After receiving publicity that it received investment from the Central Intelligence Agency’s venture capital arm, Dataminr is seeking to distance itself from US intelligence agencies, according to an article in ...
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New Macro Research Firm Aspires To Become a Macro Hedge Fund

05/09/2016
A recently launched investment strategy firm founded by a former macro hedge fund analyst plans to become a macro hedge fund as its research gains a following. Third Year was ...
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Layoffs Surge on Wall Street in April

05/09/2016
The employment outlook on Wall Street remains fragile as layoffs surged in April to the highest level seen since late last year and new hiring remained restrained reflecting continued caution ...
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Aviate Global Avoids MiFID II Unbundling By Selling To Northern Trust

05/06/2016
Aviate Global, a UK-based institutional equity brokerage, was acquired by Northern Trust in a well-timed exit in advance of new regulation unbundling research and trading.  Although Northern Trust will continue ...
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Goldman Cuts US Fixed Income Research

05/06/2016
As part of its most recent downsizing, Goldman Sachs is restructuring its U.S. credit-research team within the bank’s global investment-research unit, eliminating seven from the team of 35, according to ...
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Argus Research Hires S&P Salesperson

05/05/2016
Independent research firm Argus Research hired a former S&P salesperson to market its research offerings.  Randy Schut joined the firm as a Senior Director of Business Development. Schut worked for ...
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