Browsing: Asia Pacific

McGraw-Hill to Sell J.D. Power to XIO Group

New York City based McGraw-Hill Financial recently agreed to sell its customer satisfaction survey provider, J.D. Power for $1.1 bln to London-based private equity firm, XIO Group.  The deal is ...

Nomura to Exit European Equities, Again

Continuing its on-again off-again approach to equities, Nomura Holdings Inc., Japan’s largest brokerage, announced it is shutting down its European equity operations. It plans to exit its equity research, sales, ...
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Asian-based Distribution Platform Smartkarma Goes Live

Smartkarma, a Singapore-based research distribution platform we profiled last September, plans to go live in the next week. The platform has research content from 375 analysts at 70 research providers.  ...
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Gavekal’s New ETFs Struggle

Gavekal Capital, Ltd., the money management affiliate of Hong Kong based Gavekal Research, launched two smart beta ETFs which have not yet attracted many assets.  However, they are part of ...

Gerson Lehrman Hires New Asia Head As Part of Expansion Plan

Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), the leading expert network, hired a prominent corporate executive to head its Asia-Pacific operations. The move reflects the size of GLG’s business in Asia, and also ...

Mizuho Hires As Barclays Fires

Mizuho Financial Group is hiring seven or eight Japanese equity research analysts and salespeople recently laid off by Barclays Plc, according to a Bloomberg article.  Barclays announced the closure of ...

Rise of Chinese Banks: Haitong Expands London Staff

Haitong International Securities Group, China’s second largest securities firm, is expanding its London equity research team according to an article in Reuters.  The move reflects the bank’s global ambitions in ...
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Credit Suisse Equities Weathers Reorganization

Credit Suisse restructured its equity sales and trading unit as part of a broader reorganization which favors its wealth management unit over its investment bank.  Despite the reorganization, the bank's ...

Barclays Cutting 1,000 Investment-Banking Jobs

Last week, Barclays PLC said it would cut approximately 1,000 investment banking jobs, primarily in Asia, and it would exit countries including Brazil, Russia, Taiwan and South Korea.  This is ...

Barclays Folds Asian Cash Equities

In a note to clients, Barclays said it is “closing our cash equity research, sales and trading as well as our convertible bond trading businesses across all Asian countries.” Specifically, ...
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