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Latest MiFID II Guidance Fails to Bring Relief to Independent Boutiques

07/13/2018
Despite lobbying by independent boutiques, new guidance from European regulators ignored requests for exemptions from MiFID II strictures for research providers which do not have trading desks or offer investment ...
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Kepler Cheuvreux Rebalances Ownership

07/10/2018
In a validation of its symbiotic business model, Paris-based Kepler Cheuvreux restructured its ownership as former Barclays head Bob Diamond and Swiss private bank Edmond de Rothschild purchased shares held ...

Canaccord Genuity Adds Three Analysts to UK Financials Team

07/05/2018
Canadian investment bank, Canaccord Genuity, recently announced that it had added three experienced equity research analysts to its UK-based Financials research.  Management noted that MiFID II was part of the ...
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Nasdaq OMX: Issuer-Paid Conflicts Undermine Research Credibility

07/02/2018
The head of Nasdaq’s Nordic operations, which provides issuer-paid coverage for stocks listed on its exchange, questioned whether the conflicts inherent in the issuer-sponsored business model were any improvement over ...
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Frost Consulting Collaborates With European Rating Agency to Evaluate Research Procurement

06/27/2018
Frost Consulting, a London-based consulting firm focused on commission unbundling, has jointly launched with Berlin-based Scope Analysis a 'Research Process Rating' designed to reassure asset owners that research processes are ...
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Blackrock Launches Alternative Data Funds in Europe

06/15/2018
Blackrock’s aggressive promotion of its ‘quantamental’ investment products is prodding other asset managers to adopt alternative data techniques in response.  Blackrock’s European launch of its alternative data-driven Advantage Series represents ...
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2018 Extel Research Results Belie MiFID II Unbundling Turmoil

06/06/2018
Exane BNP Paribas dominated the 2018 Extel survey, retaining its top equity research and sales rankings and claiming the categories of best overall broker and best overall research. Absolute Strategy ...
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Nordea Grows Issuer-Paid Research

06/01/2018
Nordea aspires to be the largest provider of commissioned research in the Nordic region, as the firm blamed MiFID II’s research unbundling provisions for disadvantaging smaller companies.  Nordea's actions are ...
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Moody’s Invests In French Alternative Data Firm

05/31/2018
QuantCube Technology, a Paris-based alternative data firm, raised $5 million in capital from Moody’s Corporation and Five Capital, a venture fund with ties to Caisse des Dépôts Group and Kingdom ...
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Redburn May Be Downsizing A Bit

05/21/2018
Three research analysts and a salesperson have recently left London-based Redburn, one of the largest independent research firms, according to the FCA Register, suggesting that the firm may be paring ...
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