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Seaport Global Hires Seven Former BB&T Analysts

10/19/2016
Seaport Global Securities, a NY mid-tier investment bank, continued the opportunistic expansion its equity research by hiring seven former BB&T Capital Markets analysts in the wake of BB&T’s July decision ...

CRISIL Says Research Unbundling Will Squeeze Asset Manager Profits By 17% To 29%

10/19/2016
Outsourcing provider CRISIL Global Research and Analytics made dire predictions of the impact of MiFID II’s unbundling provisions on the profitability of European and US asset managers, arguing that operating ...
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Are UK Regulators Still Trying to Ban Paying For Research With Client Commissions?

10/18/2016
Is the UK regulator trying to gold plate MiFID II unbundling provisions?  Will UK asset managers be forced to pay for research from their own pockets because the UK Financial ...
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Estimize’s Crowdsourced Stock-Picking Application Fined $50,000 By SEC

10/17/2016
In a bizarre application of the 2,300 page Dodd-Frank Act, the US Securities and Exchange Commission deemed Estimize’s crowdsourced stock-picking application, called Forcerank, an illegal offering of derivatives to persons ...

Morningstar Acquires Private Deals Firm Pitchbook for $180 mln

10/17/2016
Last week, Chicago-based investment research, data and analytics firm, Morningstar, Inc. agreed to acquire Seattle-based Pitchbook Data, a provider of private transactions data for $180 mln. Description of the Deal Morningstar’s offer ...
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Energy Data Firm Drillinginfo Acquires GlobalView To Add Market Data

10/14/2016
Drillinginfo, a supplier of oil and gas production data, acquired commodity market data platform GlobalView, expanding its presence with energy traders and commodity investors.  Terms of the transaction were not ...
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What Goes Around Comes Around: How Research Is Coming Full Circle With Unbundling

10/14/2016
The following is a guest article from Tom Leddy, former head of research product marketing for Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette, Credit Suisse and JP Morgan.  Leddy recently partnered with Integrity Research ...
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Deutsche Bank Fined for Research Unit Failures

10/13/2016
Deutsche Bank was recently fined $9.5 mln by the Securities Exchange Commission for failing to safeguard material non-public information generated by their research analysts, and other compliance failures. The SEC ...
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Alternative Data Firm Eagle Alpha Launches Big Data Advisory Services

10/13/2016
Eagle Alpha, a research firm which mines insights from large datasets, published a whitepaper designed to help fundamental asset managers better leverage alternative data.  The report, which is only available ...
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New Constructs Expands Retail Distribution

10/13/2016
Thomson Reuters has added stock research and ratings from forensic research independent New Constructs to the Thomson ONE North American Wealth Management platform which is used by 170,000 financial advisors ...
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