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Foursquare Nails Chipotle Forecast Showcasing Power of its Alternative Data

04/29/2016
Foursquare, a location-oriented technology company, is betting its future on alternative data and to demonstrate its new capabilities Foursquare successfully forecasted restaurant chain Chipotle’s recently announced 30% drop in same ...
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Evercore ISI Margins Rise in Q1 2016 Resulting In Renewed Hiring

04/28/2016
Evercore ISI’s margins have tripled since Evercore acquired ISI, according to Evercore’s latest quarterly report.  As a reward, Evercore ISI is now allowed to add staff, hiring a #2 ranked ...
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Hedge Funds Drowning in Withdrawals After Dismal 1st Qtr Performance

04/28/2016
Following a 1st Qtr performance which ranks as the worst since 2008, hedge funds have now experienced historically high withdrawals over the past two quarters as investors conclude that funds ...
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TABB: Commissions Down, Execution Costs Up

04/28/2016
European buy-side traders expect equity commissions to fall in 2016 and execution costs to rise, according to a TABB Group survey.  For the sell side, being in the top five, ...
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Research Aggregator Alphametry Pivots Away From Transactional Model To Usage Metrics And Analyst Access

04/27/2016
Paris-based research portal Alphametry has changed its business model from charging for research report consumption, focusing instead on providing metrics and analyst access, according to CEO Fabrice Bouland. The firm ...
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Edison Adds New Chairman

04/27/2016
Edison Group, a well-established issuer-paid equity research firm, appointed a prominent UK venture capitalist as its new Chairman.  Tom Teichman, founder and chairman of Spark Ventures, will work with the ...
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General Cannabis Plans Launch Of Marijuana Equity Research

04/26/2016
General Cannabis Corporation plans to launch an equity research division focused on marijuana stocks.  Although it is itself a publicly traded marijuana stock, it believes it can provide market insight ...
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BTIG Hires Former Barclays Consumer Analyst

04/26/2016
BTIG LLC, a US agency broker turned investment bank, announced it hired a former Barclays consumer analyst.  Alan Rifkin joined the firm as a Managing Director covering the retail hardlines/broadlines ...
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Community Banking Boutique FIG Partners Hires Two Sales Traders From KBW

04/25/2016
FIG Partners, a banking boutique specializing in community banks, hired two sales traders from rival Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, a subsidiary of Stifel Financial.  Pete McCorry joined as Senior Vice ...
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Real-Time Economics Firm Expanding Coverage

04/25/2016
Now-Casting Economics, a London-based firm which provides real-time economic data on global economies, is modelling additional countries including India, Russia and South Korea.  Founded in 2011 by academics, the firm ...
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