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Research Aggregator RSRCHXchange Adds RMS Capabilities

UK-based research distributor RSRCHXchange added new research management functionality to its platform while hiring a US salesperson. The new research management tools within RSRCHX include a virtual library, where users ...
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UBS Report Predicts Tepid Impacts From MiFID II

Despite an attention-grabbing title “MiFID II's domino effect: Headwinds likely to impact markets beyond Europe and to last years,” a report authored by UBS analysts covering asset managers and banks ...

White Paper Predicts UK Research Market Will Halve Post-MiFID II

A UK corporate access consultancy, Capital Access Group, released a white paper arguing that the research spending in the UK will fall 55% in the next twelve months and that ...
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Research Funding Update: Fidelity International Bucks Funding Trend While MFS Is First US Asset Manager To Eat Research Costs Globally

This week brought three novel developments relating to the research funding dilemma facing European asset managers.  Fidelity International went against the prevailing tide, deciding to fund research payments alongside commissions ...

European Independents Fear Unbundling Effects

Independent research firms in Europe have deep reservations about MiFID II’s new research inducement rules, according to a survey by trade association Euro IRP. Euro IRP said that its members ...

Research Aggregator Smartkarma Enters Europe

Smartkarma, a Singapore-based research distribution platform, opened a UK office as it seeks to extend its analytic coverage from Asia to Europe.  Europe is already crowded with research aggregators, but ...

Research Funding Update: Four More European Managers Eat Research Costs

Four additional asset managers announced their decisions to pay for research from their resources, the largest being HSBC Asset Management.  Meanwhile Fidelity International continued to temporize and global asset managers ...
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Asset Managers Opt Out Of MiFID II Research Procurement Rules

One of the regulatory selling points of the new research inducement rules under MiFID II was that they would improve transparency around the purchase of third party research.  However, the ...

Crédit Agricole CIB Slashes Fixed Income Research Fees Nearly 90%

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank dramatically reduced the subscription cost of its Macro and FICC research from €170,000 ($200,000) to €20,000 ($24,000).  At the same time it simplified its ...
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Fintech Macro Platform ClearMacro Ingests Alternative Data

Investment strategy platform ClearMacro incorporates sentiment data and other signals from third party data providers into its quantitative approach to asset allocation.   Although not a distributor of alternative data, it ...
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