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Washington Takes Aim at Political Intelligence Biz, Again

05/02/2016
Recently, bi-partisan legislation was introduced on Capitol Hill to reign in the activities of political intelligence firms – similar to other bills that have been introduced over the past few ...
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Mitigating Alternative Data Compliance Risks Associated with Web Crawling

05/02/2016
The following is a guest article from Gene Ekster, who has been involved with alternative data on both the buy and sell side. Web crawling is becoming broadly used as a ...
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Nomura Passes Cash Equities Baton Back to Instinet

04/29/2016
During its recent Strategy Day, Nomura indicated that it would once again focus its international cash equities offering on Instinet, a strategy it had adopted in 2012 then abandoned last ...
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LifeSci Advisors Seeks Pardon For Racy After-Party By Hiring More Women

04/29/2016
LifeSci Advisors, a healthcare investor relations consultancy which offers paid-for research, has been groveling for forgiveness after hosting an after-party which offended gender sensibilities in the biotech industry.  Separately it ...
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Foursquare Nails Chipotle Forecast Showcasing Power of its Alternative Data

04/29/2016
Foursquare, a location-oriented technology company, is betting its future on alternative data and to demonstrate its new capabilities Foursquare successfully forecasted restaurant chain Chipotle’s recently announced 30% drop in same ...
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Evercore ISI Margins Rise in Q1 2016 Resulting In Renewed Hiring

04/28/2016
Evercore ISI’s margins have tripled since Evercore acquired ISI, according to Evercore’s latest quarterly report.  As a reward, Evercore ISI is now allowed to add staff, hiring a #2 ranked ...
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Hedge Funds Drowning in Withdrawals After Dismal 1st Qtr Performance

04/28/2016
Following a 1st Qtr performance which ranks as the worst since 2008, hedge funds have now experienced historically high withdrawals over the past two quarters as investors conclude that funds ...
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TABB: Commissions Down, Execution Costs Up

04/28/2016
European buy-side traders expect equity commissions to fall in 2016 and execution costs to rise, according to a TABB Group survey.  For the sell side, being in the top five, ...
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Research Aggregator Alphametry Pivots Away From Transactional Model To Usage Metrics And Analyst Access

04/27/2016
Paris-based research portal Alphametry has changed its business model from charging for research report consumption, focusing instead on providing metrics and analyst access, according to CEO Fabrice Bouland. The firm ...
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Edison Adds New Chairman

04/27/2016
Edison Group, a well-established issuer-paid equity research firm, appointed a prominent UK venture capitalist as its new Chairman.  Tom Teichman, founder and chairman of Spark Ventures, will work with the ...
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