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FCA Censures Axiom Equity Research

01/16/2019
The UK Financial Conduct Authority issued a warning against Axiom Equity Research, stating that the firm was not authorized to offer its services in the UK.  As a result, the ...
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Why Research Budgets are Like Comparing Apples and Oranges

01/14/2019
One question many asset managers have been asking in recent months is how large should their research budgets be in today’s post MiFID II environment?  While the answer to this ...
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Barclays Adds Two Senior Utilities Analysts from Macquarie

12/27/2018
Recently global investment bank, Barclays, Plc added Dominic Nash and Peter Crampton – two senior analysts who had previously worked at Macquarie – in an effort to rebuild its utilities ...
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Commission Management Provider Commcise Sells to Euronext

12/21/2018
London-based commission management software provider Commcise sold a majority share to Amsterdam-based European exchange Euronext for £27 million ($34 million) representing 78% ownership. Commcise’s revenue model is based on recurring software ...
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European Conferences Down Nearly 40% in 2019

12/07/2018
The number of bank-sponsored conferences in Europe scheduled for 2019 has fallen by 37% compared with the prior year, according to an analysis by investor relations specialist Rose & Company. ...
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French Attack MiFID II Research Unbundling Provisions

12/03/2018
Here’s a delicious irony: Brexit will allow Europe to throw off the yoke of burdensome UK regulation – in this case research unbundling rules imposed by UK regulators while MiFID ...
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Liberum Potentially in Play

11/27/2018
UK small cap broker Liberum is said to be in talks to be purchased by Macquarie for up to £100 million according to an article in Financial News.  Liberum management ...
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Takeaways from London

11/15/2018
Earlier this week, I was in London to moderate a panel at the 4th annual Substantive Research Unbundling Uncovered conference addressing industry developments surrounding MiFID II.  While in the City, ...
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High Flying Berenberg Crashes to Earth

11/14/2018
After growing its equities business 69% in 2017, Hamburg-based private bank Berenberg is reportedly eliminating over 100 equities jobs, as MiFID II bites.  Its previously announced ambitions to attack the ...
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Stifel Buys MainFirst Which Bought…

11/08/2018
A month after agreeing to buy Raymond James’ European brokerage business, Germany's Mainfirst Bank is selling its equities business to US mid-market bank Stifel, as post-MiFID II consolidation continues. Terms ...
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