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2019 Regulatory Review: Increasing Data Privacy Regulation Provides Tricky Environment for Alternative Data

01/03/2020
In contrast to the cool US reaction to MiFID II’s unbundling provisions, European privacy regulation is being replicated in the US at the state level with increasing likelihood of federal ...
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Mixed 2019 U.S. IPO Activity

01/02/2020
US IPO activity posted mixed results for 2019 reflecting volatile performance throughout the year where 160 deals were priced, 17% lower than the number of new deals priced in 2018.  ...
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2019 Regulatory Review: MiFID II Rules Fail to Get Traction in US

01/01/2020
During 2019 there was a backlash against the research unbundling provisions in MiFID II as German and French regulators proposed reform and US regulators refused to adopt similar rules.  From ...
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2019 Review: Capital Raises Total $177+ Million, Mainly Alt Data

12/31/2019
We tracked $177.8 million in disclosed capital raises during 2019, the majority -- $165.8 million – sourced by alternative data firms.  In contrast, Macquarie completed its exit from cash equities ...
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2019 Bulge Research Analyst Headcount Shrinks 8%

12/30/2019
Based on data published by consulting firm Coalition Development, research analyst headcount at the twelve largest investment banks dropped 8% to 3,500 by the middle of 2019 across 12 of ...
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2019 Review: Alternative Data & ESG Drive 2019 M&A Activity

12/27/2019
Alternative data and ESG firms were the main targets of research industry M&A activity, reflecting their growing importance in the investment process.  In contrast, there was little evidence of the ...
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US Senate Gets Serious About US Privacy Law

12/24/2019
A draft privacy bill by the Democratic ranking member of the Senate Commerce Committee prompted the Republican chairman of the committee to draft an alternative bill and hold hearings on ...

Some Hedge Funds Gains Access to BoE Briefings Seconds Ahead of Rivals

12/23/2019
Officials at the Bank of England (BoE) recently responded to an article in the Times revealing that a third-party supplier sold an audio backup of its online news conferences to ...
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S&P Affiliate CRISIL Buys Greenwich Associates

12/20/2019
CRISIL, majority owned by S&P Global, will acquire Greenwich Associates LLC, a survey and consulting firm primarily focused on the asset management and investment banking sectors.  The purchase complements CRISIL’s ...
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Jefferies Continues Poaching CLSA’s Asia Staff

12/19/2019
Following a hiring spree earlier this year where US investment bank Jefferies Financial Group hired numerous staff from CLSA’s Hong Kong, Japan and Australia offices, Jefferies has recently added close ...
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