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Citigroup Limits Analyst Access to Firms With More than $2 Million Commissions

03/25/2016
This year Citigroup has limited access to its equity research analysts to under a hundred top clients, according to an article in Bloomberg.  The move reflects broader efforts to better ...
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Global Asset Flows Slow in 2015

03/24/2016
According to a new report published by Morningstar, a Chicago-based investment research, data and analytics firm, worldwide asset flows into mutual fund and exchange traded products slowed more than 30% ...
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RSRCHXchange Recruits More Salespeople As It Doubles Staff

03/24/2016
Research aggregator RSRCHXchange is recruiting another salesperson, as it continues to staff up its platform.  The London-based firm has added four additional employees since its launch in September 2015, bringing ...
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Credit Suisse Reorganizes Again; Can Equities Still Persevere?

03/24/2016
Credit Suisse’s equities business is exempted from the 2000 incremental layoffs announced yesterday, but the equity derivatives business is being moved to a new ‘Solutions’ group.  Management reiterated its commitment ...
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Cowen Buys CRT’s Fixed Income Business

03/23/2016
Cowen Group, a mid-sized NY investment bank, acquired the fixed income research, sales and trading businesses of CRT Capital, which has now pivoted away from its core business since its ...
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Gavekal’s New ETFs Struggle

03/22/2016
Gavekal Capital, Ltd., the money management affiliate of Hong Kong based Gavekal Research, launched two smart beta ETFs which have not yet attracted many assets.  However, they are part of ...
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IHS and Markit Merge, Prioritize ETFs

03/21/2016
Industry research firm IHS Inc is merging with market data firm Markit in an all-stock transaction to create IHS Markit, a $3.3 billion information company headquartered in London. IHS shareholders ...
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Unintended Consequence of Basel III: Higher Execution Costs (& Lower Research Spending)

03/21/2016
Basel III's increased capital pressures on investment banks is resulting in an unexpected consequence: higher execution costs.  Informed sources in Europe are saying that reduced liquidity, especially in the small ...

Number of Hedge Funds Shrink in the 4th Quarter

03/20/2016
According to Hedge Fund Research, more hedge funds were shuttered in the 4th Qtr of 2015 than at any time since the financial crisis and outstripping the number of new ...
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Analyst Leaves Sell-Side for IR Role

03/18/2016
Piper Jaffray media and entertainment analyst, James Marsh, has recently been named VP of investor relations to manage the IR function at Santa Monica, California-based Lionsgate.  Marsh had previously worked ...
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