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FOMC Transcripts Show Insider Trading Concerns

01/18/2016
FOMC transcripts released recently showed that the Federal Reserve expressed concerns about a 2010 leak of policy discussions, fearing that this could result in a loss of credibility and expose ...
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2016 Outlook: Recruiting

01/13/2016
The following perspective on the 2016 investment research recruiting outlook is from Oliver Rolfe, who heads Spartan Partnership, a London-based executive search firm specializing in equities recruiting. I have been skeptical ...
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Layoffs on Wall Street Surge in December

01/11/2016
Layoffs on Wall Street surged in December, marking the largest number of job cuts since May as banking executives try to reduce expenses to keep pace with tepid fixed income ...
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Liberum Capital Shows Top Buy Recommendation Performance For 3 Years Ending 12-31-15

01/06/2016
The top performing equity buy recommendations for the three year period ending December 31, 2015 came from London-based investment bank Liberum Capital, according to performance information collected by Investars, a ...
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2015 Review: Mid-Tier Hiring

01/04/2016
Research hiring at mid-sized and regional banks was mostly churn, as the mid-tier firms hired analysts from each other. Sterne Agee became a major poaching ground as its equity business ...
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Despite Innovation, Sell Side Still Dominates Corporate Access

12/30/2015
The following is a guest article from Caspar Luard, who heads sales and marketing for MeetMax. The last 10-15 years have seen radical changes how the sell side interacts with the ...

Hacker Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading on Stolen Press Releases

12/28/2015
Last week a Georgia-based real estate developer plead guilty for participating in the first ever criminal insider trading scheme involving hacked information.  US authorities accuse the defendant for his involvement ...
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US Equity Analysts Upbeat about Research Industry

12/21/2015
The following is a guest commentary from John Gallagher, Managing Director at Ludwig Wessel & Associates, an executive search firm specializing in the financial services industry, and is based on ...
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Summary of Latest MiFID II Research Payment Rules

12/18/2015
The following summary of the research rules contained in the latest MiFID II draft is provided by Nicholas Dray, Manager of Independent Research & Commission Management at Marex Spectron, a ...
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The Rapidly Changing Australian CSA Market

12/16/2015
The following is a guest article from Clare Witts, ITG’s Head of Commission Management Services, Asia Pacific. The recent decision by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia to close its institutional ...