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Société Générale Outsources Asian Equity Research To Smartkarma

Smartkarma, a Singapore-based research distribution platform, has signed a distribution deal with Société Générale which will market Smartkarma’s Asian research coverage to its clients globally.  The deal signals Smartkarma’s maturation ...

Macquarie Restructures Underperforming Brokerage Unit

Macquarie Group merged its investment bank, Macquarie Securities Group, with its more successful Commodities and Financial Markets Group.  The existing head of the commodities unit will oversee the combined unit ...

Goldman Names Australia Equity Research Heads

New York-based investment bank, Goldman Sachs, has recently named three senior equity research professionals to co-head their Australia equity research business located in Melbourne and Sydney. New Co-Heads Named Earlier ...

Asian Research Aggregator Smartkarma Opens Hong Kong Office

Smartkarma, a Singapore-based research distribution platform, opened a Hong Kong office and is hiring sales staff, as the firm continues to expand after receiving a capital infusion June 2016. The ...

Japanese Alternative Data Startup Nowcast Plans Consumer Stock Coverage

A Japanese alternative data startup Nowcast is shifting from calculating near-time Japanese macro statistics to using transactions data to predict sales for Japanese consumer stocks. Tokyo-based Nowcast currently uses scanner ...
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Will Research Spending Be Slammed $5 Billion By MiFID II? Probably Not.

How much will asset managers cut their research spending after new European unbundling rules go into effect?  A Financial Times article puts the amount at $5 billion.  We suspect the ...
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Smartkarma Adds Exclusive Hedge Fund Contributor

Smartkarma, a Singapore-based research distribution platform, recently added a hedge fund analyst as a contributor as part of its effort to attract differentiated content to its platform. Dr. Paul Kitney ...

Strategy Boutique Fundstrat Partners With SMBC Nikko For Retail Japanese Distribution

Fundstrat Global Advisors, an investment strategy research firm, has partnered with SMBC Nikko Securities, to integrate its research products with SMBC Nikko’s research offerings for its retail investors. SMBC Nikko ...

Asian Research Aggregator Smartkarma Expands In Europe

Smartkarma, a Singapore-based research distribution platform, hired a former PIMCO executive to head its business development efforts in Europe. Tim Bruenjes previously headed PIMCO’s Asian equity and derivatives trading and ...

Research Authoring Platform EFA Partners With Quark Software

EFA, a Hong-Kong-based content management software provider, has partnered with Quark Software to integrate its capabilities into Quark’s research authoring platform.  EFA is adding the ability to upload and distribute ...
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