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Cowen’s Kyber Signs Exclusive License for Alternative Data on Marijuana

12/05/2018
Cowen Inc., a mid-sized NY investment bank, expanded an existing relationship with Headset, a business intelligence provider to cannabis companies, making its alternative data subsidiary the sole distributor of Headset’s ...
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Quandl Cashes Out

12/04/2018
Nasdaq announced it has acquired Quandl, Inc, a leading provider of alternative and core financial data.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  Toronto-based Quandl will be an easy fit ...
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Big Firms Spend Large on AI and Alternative Data

12/04/2018
Large asset managers are spending around $10 million a year on artificial intelligence and alternative data according to a survey by Element22, a financial services consultant focused on data.  The ...
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Thasos Response to Apple Terms of Service Change

12/03/2018
In response to Apple changing its Terms of Service, geolocation data provider Thasos Group decided to make the difficult decision to completely eliminate the use of iOS data in their ...
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French Attack MiFID II Research Unbundling Provisions

12/03/2018
Here’s a delicious irony: Brexit will allow Europe to throw off the yoke of burdensome UK regulation – in this case research unbundling rules imposed by UK regulators while MiFID ...
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Research Funding Update: Rumors About US Asset Managers Reimbursing Research Costs

11/30/2018
US brokers are buzzing with rumors about US managers considering reimbursing research costs globally.  So far, apart from a handful of US managers led by Massachusetts Financial Services (MFS), most ...
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UBS Tops Global Equities Research Rankings Again While JP Morgan Still Best Overall

11/29/2018
UBS was ranked the top global equity research firm for a second year in a row while JP Morgan reprised as the top overall research firm (including fixed income research) ...
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IRP Sales Agent Financial Research Solutions Relaunches as Research Alliance

11/28/2018
Financial Research Solutions, a leading business development agent for independent research boutiques, initiated a campaign to promote independent research to the buy-side.  At the same time, the firm has restructured ...
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Unregulated Cryptocurrency Research Often Purchased But Not Disclosed

11/28/2018
In the wild west of cryptocurrencies, it is common practice for issuers to buy positive coverage, according to a Reuters special report.  Nevertheless, we are documenting increasing institutional quality research ...
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New Chinese Geospatial Firm TerraQuanta Joins Fray

11/27/2018
Despite an increasingly crowded field of firms offering geospatial analysis, Chengdu-based TerraQuanta has begun offering agricultural analysis, primarily focused on the Chinese market. The company launched TerraFuture which covers more ...
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