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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 ...

Commcise and Fidessa Partner Solution To Make CSAs Viable For MiFID II

06/22/2016
Commission management software provider Commcise has partnered with trading systems provider Fidessa group to facilitate the use of commission sharing agreements (CSAs) to implement newly required Research Payment Accounts mandated ...
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Salesperson Defects From SGH Macro to 4CAST-RGE

06/22/2016
Salesperson Robert Hanney left policy research firm SGH Macro Advisors after a year to join newly merged 4CAST-RGE.  Hanney will be a Director of Business Development at 4CAST-RGE, similar to ...
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FBR Hires Stifel Real Estate Analyst

06/22/2016
FBR & Co., a mid-market investment bank, announced it has hired a real estate analyst from Stifel Financial.  David Corak, CFA, joined as Vice President, Research Analyst responsible for covering ...
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