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Morgan Stanley & Maxim Group Provide Best US Trade Ideas According to TIM Group

03/31/2016
According to UK-based TIM Group, Morgan Stanley topped bulge bracket investment banks in 2015 with an average return of 1.56% per trade idea based on 4300 US trade ideas.  Maxim ...
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Convergex Sees Increased Demand For Commission Aggregation Post MiFID II

03/31/2016
Convergex’s commission management unit Westminster asserts in a recent press release that reforms in MiFID II will increase use of commission aggregation platforms.  Although Convergex is talking their own book, ...
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Policy Firm Capital Alpha Implementing New Distribution Platform

03/31/2016
Policy research firm Capital Alpha Partners is implementing a new CRM and research distribution platform using London-based provider Singletrack. In addition to tracking client interactions and preferences, the platform will ...
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Jefferies Is First Victim Of Tough Q1 2016

03/30/2016
Anecdotally, research firms are telling us that the first quarter has been a difficult one for sales.  Although the S&P 500 is eking out a small gain for the quarter, ...
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US Equities Trading Excellence Concentrated In Top 3 Firms

03/30/2016
Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan took the top three positions in Institutional Investor’s new ranking of US equities trading. Bank of America Merrill Lynch was ranked fourth and ...
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Berenberg To Hire Another 15 Research Staff

03/29/2016
Berenberg, a Hamburg-based private bank which grew its equity commission business 31% last year, is continuing to expand its equity research staff, according to an article on efinancialcareers.com. Berenberg expects ...
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Banks Have Fewer Sell Recommendations But Larger Firms Show Discipline

03/29/2016
Investment banks provide seven buy recommendations for every sell recommendation on average, according to data from Investars, a performance measurement firm.  In contrast, independent research firms average an even distribution ...
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Deutsche Bank Plans to Re-Staff Equities Fulfilling Management Vows

03/28/2016
Deutsche Bank is hiring about 100 people in its equities group, apparently following through on management’s pledge to rebuild its equities business, according to a Reuters article. The hires will ...
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Seaport Global Securities Hires Shipping Analyst

03/28/2016
Seaport Global Securities, a NY mid-tier investment bank, hired a shipping analyst from Canadian broker GMP Securities.  Magnus Fyhr joined the firm as Managing Director and Senior Shipping Analyst located ...

Are You On Wall Street’s Secret Preferred Client List?

03/28/2016
As we wrote on Friday, news recently leaked out about Citigroup’s secret “Focus Five” list of top clients that get preferred treatment from the bank’s equity research department.  While this ...
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