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Already Highly Selective, Research Readership Is Becoming More So

06/21/2018
Engagement metrics from content distributor Street Contxt show that only a fraction of the research distributed to the buy-side gets consumed, and the challenge for research producers is getting worse ...
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Cowen Partners With Cannabis Data Source

06/20/2018
As part of its expanded focus on data, Cowen launched a THC Tracker offering that features point-of-sale data collected by Headset, a business intelligence provider to cannabis companies. The data ...
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Hedge Fund Winton Group Spins Off Alternative Data Software Firm

06/20/2018
Quantitative hedge fund Winton Group has spun off its data management software into a separate unit, a move we predicted last November.  The decision to go live reflects the press ...
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New Research Boutique Focuses on Company Management and Alternative Data

06/19/2018
Staffed with former hedge fund analysts, new independent research firm Paragon Intel conducts analysis and due diligence on CEOs, while separately marketing a sophisticated aviation database. Paragon Intel’s core research ...
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Leerink Completes Therapeutics Hiring With Fifth Recent Recruit

06/19/2018
Boston-based healthcare investment bank Leerink Partners hired a ninth member of its novel Therapeutics team, its fifth recruit this quarter.  The firm, which labels itself “The healthcare investment bank”, said ...
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RBC, ECU Group and Bloomberg Hailed in 2018 Technical Analysis Awards

06/18/2018
Technical analysis offered by RBC Capital Markets was the most highly honored bank in the 2018 awards given by the London-based publication The Technical Analyst.  Currency manager The ECU Group ...

Citigroup Expects to Cut Half of Investment Bank Jobs in Next 5 Years

06/18/2018
According to an interview with the Financial Times, Citigroup’s President recently suggested the firm could cut close to half of its investment banking jobs over the coming five years due ...
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ONEaccess Founder Leaves Visible Alpha For New Startup

06/15/2018
Mike Stepanovich, formerly CEO of ONEaccess, has left Visible Alpha eighteen months after the merger of the two firms to join a new investor relations startup.  Visible Alpha’s Chief Revenue ...
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Blackrock Launches Alternative Data Funds in Europe

06/15/2018
Blackrock’s aggressive promotion of its ‘quantamental’ investment products is prodding other asset managers to adopt alternative data techniques in response.  Blackrock’s European launch of its alternative data-driven Advantage Series represents ...
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Why Can’t U.S. Sell-Side Research Departments Become RIAs?

06/14/2018
In the wake of MiFID II, many financial market participants continue to argue how US investment banks can accept cash payments from asset managers for their research and not violate ...
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