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Will Budgeting Restrict Research Spending?

04/05/2016
This is the second in a 2-part article on research budgeting. Yesterday we examined a provision in forthcoming regulation which we think will expand the use of broker voting in ...
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Cowen Hires Tech Analyst

04/04/2016
Cowen Group, a mid-sized NY investment bank, hired a Susquehanna International Group technology analyst.  J. Derrick Wood joined as a Managing Director and senior software analyst covering the enterprise software ...
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Wall Street Layoffs Flat While Hiring Dips in March

04/04/2016
Layoffs on Wall Street remained relatively flat in March for the third consecutive month, while new hiring slipped lower from already depressed levels reflecting continued caution on the part of ...
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Asian-based Distribution Platform Smartkarma Goes Live

04/04/2016
Smartkarma, a Singapore-based research distribution platform we profiled last September, plans to go live in the next week. The platform has research content from 375 analysts at 70 research providers.  ...
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Will Research Budgeting Kill the Broker Vote?

04/04/2016
This is the first of a two-part article on research budgeting.  Research providers generally understand the current broker vote process and how the broker vote can potentially lead to increased ...
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London-based Predicted Markets Takes Algorithmic Approach To Research

04/01/2016
Predicted Markets, a London-based independent research firm, bases its analysis based on statistical comparisons of current market actions compared to historical price actions, not dissimilar to the way some trading ...
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Evercore ISI Commission Revenues Flat in 2015, Growth Comes From Underwriting

04/01/2016
Evercore ISI, a leading institutional research provider, generated flat revenues in 2015, declining slightly from $228 million in commissions in 2014 to $227 million in 2015.  Although the October 2014 ...
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Morgan Stanley & Maxim Group Provide Best US Trade Ideas According to TIM Group

03/31/2016
According to UK-based TIM Group, Morgan Stanley topped bulge bracket investment banks in 2015 with an average return of 1.56% per trade idea based on 4300 US trade ideas.  Maxim ...
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Convergex Sees Increased Demand For Commission Aggregation Post MiFID II

03/31/2016
Convergex’s commission management unit Westminster asserts in a recent press release that reforms in MiFID II will increase use of commission aggregation platforms.  Although Convergex is talking their own book, ...
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Policy Firm Capital Alpha Implementing New Distribution Platform

03/31/2016
Policy research firm Capital Alpha Partners is implementing a new CRM and research distribution platform using London-based provider Singletrack. In addition to tracking client interactions and preferences, the platform will ...
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