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ESG Data Provider Trucost Sold To S&P Dow Jones Indices

08/16/2016
Trucost plc, an environmental data provider, is being acquired by S&P Global Indices UK, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) for £14.213 million ($18.5 million).  We estimate ...
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Eliminating The Soft Dollar Subsidy: Why The US Will Lag Europe

08/15/2016
This is the second and concluding article of a two-part series examining the policy implications of restricting the use of client commissions to pay for research. Industry benefits Although a ...
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Eliminating The Soft Dollar Subsidy

08/15/2016
This is the first of a two-part series examining the policy implications of restricting the use of client commissions to pay for research. Recent regulatory actions in Europe have focused attention ...
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Asset Managers Issue Ultimatum To US Banks Rejecting Cash Payments

08/15/2016
Asset manager trade associations based in the UK and the US recently approached the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) with an ultimatum for US broker-dealers: either work with ...
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New Retail Quant Provider Kavout Hypes Artificial Intelligence

08/12/2016
Kavout, a new quantitative research firm targeted to retail investors, is trying to use machine learning and social media sentiment as differentiators for its research product. The firm’s core quantitative ...
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Greenwich: US Research Commissions Diverge From Execution

08/12/2016
The latest Greenwich Associates survey of US equities showed commission spending at $9.65 billion, flat from last year and down 30% from 2009.  The survey indicates that US asset managers ...
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BCA Research Launches Emerging Markets Strategy Product

08/11/2016
BCA Research, a leading macro research provider, launched an emerging markets equity product, adding to its sector strategy offerings. The firm released EM Equity Sector Strategy (EMES), a new service ...
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Technology Research Boutiques Summit Research and Redstone Technology Research Merge

08/11/2016
Redstone Technology Research, a boutique fundamental research firm covering the technology sector, has merged with Summit Research, another small technology research provider. Redstone was founded last year by Jagadish Iyer, ...
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Number of Hedge Funds Likely to Shrink in 2016

08/11/2016
According to a recently released report, disappointing returns, high expenses, and growing redemptions will prompt an increasing number of hedge funds to shut down in 2016 – leading to the ...
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LSE’s Corporate Access Platform Partners With Video Service OpenExchange

08/10/2016
ELITE Connect, the online corporate access platform launched by the London Stock Exchange, has partnered with OpenExchange, the US-based video conferencing service tailored for corporate access.  The collaboration helps boost ...
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