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Alternative Data Platform Thinknum Plans International Coverage

04/12/2016
Thinknum, a NY-based alternative data platform primarily focused on US datasets, will be expanding coverage internationally, according to an interview with co-founder Justin Zhen. The Thinknum platform has collected fifty ...
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Nomura to Exit European Equities, Again

04/12/2016
Continuing its on-again off-again approach to equities, Nomura Holdings Inc., Japan’s largest brokerage, announced it is shutting down its European equity operations. It plans to exit its equity research, sales, ...
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ESG Usage On The Rise

04/12/2016
More US asset managers are incorporating Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) factors into their investment process according to an article in Pension and Investments.  Nevertheless, underlying ESG data can be sketchy ...
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ValuEngine Offers Money Management On Top Of Research

04/11/2016
Recently, Melbourne Florida-based quantitative research firm ValuEngine, formed a separate registered investment advisory firm called ValuEngine Capital Management to provide investment management services to retail clients based on ValuEngine’s time ...
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FBR Adds Industrials Analyst

04/11/2016
FBR & Co., a mid-market investment bank, announced it has hired an industrial analyst from Oppenheimer.  Holden Lewis has joined its equity research group covering industrial technology within its Diversified ...
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Final MiFID II Rules Released; Banks Required To Disclose Research Fees

04/11/2016
Note: This article was originally published for ResearchWatch subscribers on April 7.  It was the first commentary to be published on the Delegated Acts. Given the impact MiFID II’s new ...
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New Research Aggregator Research Tree Completes Second Raise

04/08/2016
Research Tree, a research aggregation platform launched last month, announced it has completed a second funding round raising £450,000 ($635,000) which it plans to use to enhance the platform. Research ...
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New Buy Side Survey Shows Diversity In Research Payment Approaches

04/08/2016
Bloomberg Tradebook, the agency broker affiliate of Bloomberg, recently conducted a survey of over a hundred European buy-side clients to gauge market sentiment around unbundling.  Most were undecided about which ...
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Final MiFID II Rules Released; Banks Required To Disclose Research Fees

04/07/2016
The European Commission released the Delegated Acts for MiFID II, containing new rules regarding investment research as an inducement.  The rules include a significant provision requiring investment banks to put ...
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Maverick UK Asset Manager Announces It Will Eat Research Costs

04/07/2016
Woodford Investment Management, a UK fund manager with £9 billion ($12.7 billion) in assets under management, announced it would be paying for equity research from its own profit and loss ...
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