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US Federal Court Penalizes Former Hedge Fund $1.4 million for Soft Dollar Abuses

06/03/2016
A federal district court granted summary judgment against a former Minnesota hedge fund, its CEO and COO for using bogus soft dollar commissions to pay for employee salaries and for ...
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Morningstar Buys Fixed-Income Analytics Firm

06/02/2016
Morningstar, a Chicago-based investment research, data and analytics firm, announced in a press release recently that it had purchased fixed-income analytics provider, InvestSoft Technology.  Terms of the deal were not ...
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TABB Group Survey Finds Most US Asset Managers Impacted By MiFID II

06/02/2016
Two-thirds of US asset managers expect to be impacted by MiFID II, according to a recent TABB Group survey.  Technology to implement upcoming changes is the highest priority for the ...
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Research Aggregator ERIC Improves User Interface

06/02/2016
Electronic Research Interchange (ERIC), an Edinburgh-based research distribution platform, is launching a new release designed to make it easier for fund managers to find external research of interest. The latest ...
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Model Aggregator Visible Alpha Wins FinTech Award

06/01/2016
Visible Alpha, an aggregation platform for sell-side financial models, was recognized as First Place Overall Winner in the 2016 Benzinga Fintech Awards, as well as Winner of the Research Platforms, ...
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Former Gerson Lehrman Group Marketer Joins Guidepoint

06/01/2016
The former Global Head of Marketing for Gerson Lehrman Group has joined rival expert network Guidepoint to lead its marketing efforts.  Jennifer Van Ness joined Guidepoint as its Marketing Director. ...

Asian Research Aggregator Smartkarma Raises $4.7 Million

06/01/2016
Smartkarma, a Singapore-based research aggregator, raised $4.7 million in a second funding round bringing total capital raised to $7.5 million. The latest financing was received from five Asian institutions including Singapore-based ...
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Sustainalytics Launches ESG Indices With Singapore Exchange

05/31/2016
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) research firm Sustainalytics partnered with Singapore Exchange (SGX) to launch SGX Sustainability Indices.  Sustainalytics provides the research and ratings for the SGX-listed companies which underpin ...
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Pension Funds Exit Hedge Funds Compounding Industry Pain

05/31/2016
Pension funds are pulling out of hedge funds, according to a Financial Times article.  At the same time data tracker Preqin says the world's biggest hedge funds lost market share ...
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Research is Not Bought, It Is Sold

05/31/2016
For years, Integrity Research has argued against the “Field of Dreams” philosophy of running a research business – build it and they will come.  While we agree that a firm ...
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