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MiFID II Expected To Cost Financial Industry Over $2 bln

10/03/2016
According to a recent report published by financial technology and data firm IHS Markit and consulting firm Expand, the European Union’s new MiFID II regulations are expected to cost the ...
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UK Regulators Offer Moderate Interpretation Of MiFID II Unbundling

09/30/2016
The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released its long-awaited consultation paper on MiFID II [discussion begins on page 24 and draft language begins on page 263]. If industry participants expected ...
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Stephens Hires Financial Services Analyst From Macquarie

09/30/2016
Stephens, a mid-tier investment bank based in Little Rock Arkansas, hired a former Macquarie Group financial sector analyst and promoted a junior analyst to cover aerospace and defense. Vincent Caintic ...
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Moody’s Buys Minority Stake in German Rating Agency

09/30/2016
Moody’s Corporation agreed to acquire a 4.99% stake in German rating agency Euler Hermes Rating GmbH in a bid to expand ratings coverage of small- and medium-sized companies in Europe.  ...
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MiFID II and Unbundling… The Changing Client Servicing Equation

09/29/2016
The move to “unbundle” commissions from investment research and related MiFID II regulatory compliance will change the client service model between the sell-side and buy-side forever. This will drive the ...
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Nomura Hires US Healthcare Analyst As It Anticipates ‘Boutique’ Approach

09/29/2016
Despite its April vow to ‘streamline’ its US equity research, Nomura couldn’t resist hiring a biotech analyst from Oppenheimer & Co. Christopher Marai, Ph.D., joined the firm as a Managing ...
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TIM Group Offers MAR Compliance Solution

09/28/2016
TIM Group, a UK-based distributor of sell-side trade ideas, has launched a new product allowing brokers to create audit trails of investment recommendations made by salespeople and sales traders, as ...
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Ned Davis Research Markets Through Research Distributor Airex

09/28/2016
Ned Davis Research, an investment strategy subsidiary of Euromoney, will be distributing some of its research on AIREX, a US-based research aggregator. NDR is marketing two of its publications targeted ...
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Bloomberg Takes On Visible Alpha For Model Distribution

09/27/2016
Bloomberg is challenging investment bank-backed Visible Alpha’s model distribution business, but the jury is out on which firm will get the upper hand. Visible Alpha launched its aggregation platform for ...
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William Blair Adds Expert Calls As Additional Research Offering

09/27/2016
William Blair announced it has added expert calls to its events program. The format is for analysts to host conference calls with industry experts, management of public and private companies, ...
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