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Hiring on Wall Street Slips While Layoffs Remain Low in February

03/08/2018
Hiring on Wall Street plunged in February following a surge in the previous month.  However, layoffs continued to drop in February to the lowest level seen since June 2017.  This ...
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Euromoney Buys Extel From WeConvene

03/08/2018
Extel, arguably the most prestigious survey of European buy-side research preferences, has been acquired by Euromoney, parent of arch-rival Institutional Investor, for an undisclosed amount.  Extel will continue as a ...
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Expert Network Gerson Lehrman Hiring Increases In 2018 With US Focus

03/07/2018
Leading expert network Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) is continuing to aggressively expand its staffing levels, reflecting buoyant demand for its primary research services.  The firm is currently recruiting for over ...
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S&P Buys Kensho Betting Big On AI

03/07/2018
S&P Global’s $550 million acquisition of Kensho Technologies represents a major strategic move into artificial intelligence and machine learning.  The value of the acquisition is not just in new product ...
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ASX Issuer-Paid Research Under Scrutiny

03/06/2018
A longstanding Australian Securities Exchange program which pays brokers to cover small-cap issuers has received negative media coverage in the wake of a scandal involving one of the covered companies. ...
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StockTwits Launches Alternative Data Set for Crypto

03/06/2018
As we have written recently, there aren’t many firms that are providing institutional quality research coverage for the crypto currency markets.  However, StockTwits has recently launched a unique alternative data ...
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2017 US Cash Equities Volumes Were Down But Q1 2018 Rebounding

03/05/2018
US cash equity trading volumes, consolidated across all US equity exchanges, fell 11.5% in 2017 year over year, from 1.85 trillion shares traded in 2016 to 1.64 trillion in 2017. ...
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Good News For Stock Pickers And Brokers: Stock Correlations Remain Subdued While VIX Rises

03/05/2018
Increasing market volatility as measured by the VIX has not materially changed the correlations between stocks, preserving a benign environment for fundamental equity research providers, especially those affiliated with cash ...
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Jefferies Forms New Banking and Research Partnership with Bank of China

03/02/2018
New York-based investment bank, Jefferies, LLC recently announced a partnership with BOC International Holdings Limited (BOCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of China to jointly provide investment banking, capital ...
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MiFID II Spurs HTML5 Research Dissemination

03/02/2018
As one example of a broader transformation, London-based Responsive Labs, which specializes in research distribution applications, is ditching its research distribution service, Research Central, in order to focus on the ...
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