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New Research Valuation Study Shows Divergence Between Fixed Income and Equity Managers

Fixed income-oriented asset managers are reacting differently to the unbundling provisions under MiFID II than equity managers, according to a report released by Integrity Research Associates.  The findings are based ...

MiFID II Pushback: Skepticism Outside Europe Over New Unbundling Rules

Euro-skepticism is not confined to the UK as US and Australian players express doubts about MiFID II’s new research rules.  Many of the concerns centered on the impact on small ...

Second Round of Landmark Web Crawling Case Focuses on Privacy Law

LinkedIn is asking the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate a district court judge's order preventing it from blocking HiQ Labs from accessing publicly available data on the site.  ...

UK Taxman Will Come For Research

Although the UK tax authority HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has not officially provided guidance, the UK’s fiscal watchdog has factored tax receipts from research into its budgetary forecasts released ...
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Research Funding Update: More European Managers Go P&L, More Non-European Managers Ring-Fence, While A Few Hardy Boutiques Charge Clients

The majority of long-only European asset managers are deciding to eat research costs but a couple of small UK managers are defying the trend by explicitly charging clients for research.  ...

Asset Managers Give Thumbs Down to MiFID II: Higher Costs, Less External Research & Small Firms Squeezed

A survey of European asset managers conducted by the CFA Institute showed investment managers preparing for significant cuts to their profitability and declines in the sell-side research they receive. The ...

Credit Suisse Adds Two Media Analysts from UBS

Earlier this month, Credit Suisse announced that it had hired two senior analysts -- Douglas Mitchelson and Brian Russo -- from rival UBS to cover the Media, Cable/Satellite and Telecommunications ...

Deloitte Highlights Growing Alternative Data Risks

Deloitte recently released a white paper which outlined risks associated with alternative data.   As risks increase and the industry comes under increasing media and regulatory scrutiny, it will be important ...
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Blueshift Research and Intro-act Merge

Blueshift Research, LLC, an established Boston-based independent research firm recently announced a merger with Intro-act, LLC, a FinTech firm focused on providing corporate access solutions to issuers and institutional investors. ...

Brokers Find New Corporate Access Loophole Under MiFID II

Several UK brokers have indicated that they are restructuring their corporate access services as 'issuer-paid' so that the services can be offered free of charge under MiFID II, according to ...
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