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US IPO Market Remains Healthy in 2nd Qtr of 2018

07/02/2018
According to global IPO investment advisor Renaissance Capital, 61 IPOs were priced in the US during the 2nd Qtr of 2018, while the volume of capital raised totaled $13.1 bln ...
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Expert Network Third Bridge Grew 36% in 2017

06/29/2018
London-based expert network Third Bridge Limited grew its revenues by 36.5% in 2017, according to financial statements recently filed with the UK’s registrar of companies.  Much of the growth was ...
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Survey: Alternative Data is the Future of Investment Research

06/29/2018
Alternative data and independent research are the projected winners in a buy-side survey on the future of investment research commissioned by Thomson Reuters and conducted by Greenwich Associates.  Nevertheless, independent ...
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AI Startup Focuses on Helping Independent Boutiques Leverage Machine Learning

06/28/2018
Causality Link, a start-up artificial intelligence processing provider co-founded by an IBM data sciences heavyweight, is targeting independent research firms as an initial vertical for its platform.  Although the firm ...
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AlternativeData.org Launches Briefing Event Series

06/28/2018
Alternative data website, AlternativeData.org, recently announced the launch of a new series of events focused on helping buy-side analysts and PMs identify stock-specific research ideas generated by a series of ...
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CME Adds Alternative Data To Its Data Offerings

06/27/2018
CME Group added geospatial data from Orbital Insight and TellusLabs to its data offerings, as alternative data becomes more broadly distributed.  The satellite data added by CME is mainly targeted ...
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Frost Consulting Collaborates With European Rating Agency to Evaluate Research Procurement

06/27/2018
Frost Consulting, a London-based consulting firm focused on commission unbundling, has jointly launched with Berlin-based Scope Analysis a 'Research Process Rating' designed to reassure asset owners that research processes are ...
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IFR Article Misrepresents UBS Evidence Lab Plans

06/26/2018
A recent article in International Financial Review (IFR) indicated that UBS is about to sell data generated by its Evidence Lab unit directly to clients, a move that a person ...
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Issuer-Paid Startup in the US Cites MiFID II

06/26/2018
Using MiFID II as a rationale, a US consumer analyst from Wunderlich Securities has set up a new issuer-sponsored research firm. Eric M. Beder launched Small Cap Consumer Research, LLC focused ...
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Research Funding Update: More Asset Managers Paying Alongside Commissions

06/25/2018
We added only a few new managers to our latest research funding scorecard—all of whom paying research costs alongside commissions.  Consequently assets associated with P&L payments for research no longer ...
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