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Research Aggregator Smartkarma Enters Europe

09/28/2017
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 ...
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Research Funding Update: Four More European Managers Eat Research Costs

09/26/2017
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

09/22/2017
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 ...
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Crédit Agricole CIB Slashes Fixed Income Research Fees Nearly 90%

09/21/2017
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

09/21/2017
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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Exane’s Revenues Fell in 2016 Despite Extel Success

09/20/2017
Exane SA’s London affiliate, Exane Limited, which represents the bulk of its cash equities business, suffered falling revenues in 2016 even though it was one of the top three providers ...
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MiFID II and Research: What’s the Exchange Rate between a Soft and a Hard Dollar?

09/20/2017
The following is a guest article by Mike Carrodus, founder of Substantive Research, a curator of daily macroeconomic research from sell-side brokers and independents.  So that’s it, game over. The past ...
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The Next Phase of MiFID II Will Yield Unintended Consequences

09/18/2017
The nearly universal decision by asset managers subject to MiFID II to eat research costs has numerous ramifications for investment managers, banks, independent research providers and a host of Fintech ...
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Research Funding Update: Eating Research Costs Becomes Consensus For European Asset Managers

09/18/2017
A series of announcements last week provided the tipping point for European asset managers, forcing some who previously expected to charge clients for research to change policies.  Under MiFID II, ...
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Research Funding Update: Four More UK Managers To Pay From P&L

09/14/2017
Four additional UK asset managers — three equity specialists and one fixed income manager -- are reportedly planning to pay for research from their own pockets when MiFID II’s unbundling ...
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