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Q&A With Tom Conigliaro: More Asset Managers Will Pay For Research Out of Pocket

06/08/2016
This is the first installment of two-part Q&A with Tom Conigliaro, Managing Director of Trading Services at Markit, who manages the firm’s commission management offerings including Markit Calendar, Vote and ...
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2016 Extel Results Show Little Change Despite MiFID II Turmoil

06/08/2016
Morgan Stanley repeated as the top equity research provider in the 2016 Extel Survey, also taking the top spot as Best Overall Broker.  Absolute Strategy Research remained the top independent ...
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Upcoming Stock Conferences – Updated 6-7-16

06/07/2016
Stock Conference Calendar added or revised these dates, events and locations. Date Event Sponsor Location Status SECOND QUARTER - 2016 Jun 08, 2016 Calgary Oil Forum 2016 Standard & Poors ...
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Castine Consulting Partners With MPI Europe For MiFID II Implementation

06/07/2016
FinTech firm Castine Consulting partnered with IT consultant MPI Europe to market its MiFID II software in Europe.  MPI Europe’s role will to be to implement the Castine research procurement ...
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Wall Street Layoffs and Hiring Dip in May

06/06/2016
Despite a sharp dip in layoffs in May, job prospects on Wall Street remain weak as new hiring slips to the lowest level seen since January reflecting continued reticence on ...
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Machine Learning’s Barbell Effect Will Lead to Lower Barriers To Entry For Research

06/06/2016
A venture capitalist who is an investor in alternative data researcher Dataminr authored an article in TechCrunch which argues that machine learning will reinforce monopolies in big data.  For research ...
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Big Data Firm Earnest Research Hires Former GLG Sales Head As President

06/06/2016
Alternative data platform Earnest Research has hired Gerson Lehrman Group’s former North American head of financial services business development, Andrew Robson, as President and Chief Revenue Officer. Robson joined leading ...

Boutique Broker Dealer Topeka Capital Markets Said to Close Firm

06/06/2016
Topeka Capital Markets, a NY-based research boutique with around forty employees, is reportedly closing its firm, according to an unconfirmed report on the Bloomberg terminal. The Bloomberg article said it obtained ...
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TrimTabs Protests Its Ouster As ETF Sub-Advisor

06/03/2016
TrimTabs Asset Management, an affiliate of independent research firm TrimTabs Investment Research, issued a press release protesting AdvisorShares’ decision to replace it as sub-advisor for the AdvisorShares TrimTabs Float Shrink ...
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UK Regulator Conducts Commissions Review: Signal of Tough Stance on Unbundling?

06/03/2016
The UK Financial Conduct Authority has been conducting a review of UK asset managers’ commission management practices in advance of issuing new guidelines under MiFID II, according to an article ...
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