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Geospacial Analysis Firm SpaceKnow Launches Night Illumination Metrics

06/29/2016
Spaceknow, a geospatial big data company, launched sensor-derived economic indices using night illumination data, the first firm to productize the concept.  The new data focuses on frontier market economies in ...
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Geospatial Analysis Firm Orbital Insight Raises $20 Million

06/28/2016
Orbital Insight, a geospatial big data company, raised $20 million consisting of a $15 million Series B round augmented by a separate capital commitment from the CIA’s venture arm In-Q-Tel.  ...
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FBR Hires Two Bulge Energy Analysts

06/28/2016
FBR & Co., a mid-market investment bank, announced it has hired two former bulge bracket energy analysts.  Joseph Allman joins the firm as a Managing Director covering Exploration and Production ...
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Brexit Will Further Reduce Sell-Side Research Staff

06/27/2016
For brokerage firms, Brexit complicates an already fraught environment for equity research.  Brexit, combined with weak trading volumes and greater unbundling of research from execution, will likely lead firms to ...

Morningstar Hires Nomura’s Head of CMBS Research

06/27/2016
Last week, Chicago-based data, research and analytics firm – Morningstar, Inc. – hired Nomura’s head of CMBS research to lead the structured finance initiatives of its credit ratings group. Morningstar’s New ...
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Crowdsourced Research Firm StockViews Boosts Payments As It Moves Away From Retail

06/24/2016
UK crowdsourced research platform StockViews has increased the payments to its contributing analysts for research notes on stocks contained in the FTSE 350. The firm is also recruiting for a ...
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Will Brexit Derail MiFID II In UK?

06/24/2016
Now that the UK has voted to leave the European Union, will UK-based asset managers be exempted from implementing the MiFID II provisions unbundling research payments from execution?  The answer ...
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Visium Implodes & Exec Commits Suicide Following News of SEC Investigation

06/23/2016
This past week has been traumatic for the staff at hedge fund Visium Asset Management as the firm announced it would be winding down, and as a key executive committed ...
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Big Data ESG Firm TruValue Labs Distributes Through Thomson Reuters

06/23/2016
TruValue Labs, a recent startup which uses big data techniques to collect environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data, has integrated its product into Thomson Reuters Eikon. TruValue Labs is a ...
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Macro Vision Founder Leaves Rival For Buy-Side

06/23/2016
Talley Léger, the founder of Macro Vision Research who joined rival Fundstrat Global Advisors just four months ago, has defected to the buy-side. Léger was hired by OppenheimerFunds as an ...
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