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Notes from London: The Impact of MiFID II Is Concerning

05/03/2018
Following a trip to London last week, the feedback we received from all market participants was that MiFID II was likely to have a larger than expected impact on the ...
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Batman vs. Superman: Can Active Asset Managers Fight Back Against the Quants?

05/02/2018
The following is a guest article written by Fabrice Bouland, CEO and co-founder of Paris-based research portal Alphametry. Active managers are feeling the heat.  Risk premia strategies, robot-advisors, systematic funds and ...
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Research Fees Update: Research Pricing Remains Opaque Post-MiFID II

04/24/2018
With the exception of low-ball subscriptions for ‘marketing chum’ written research, MiFID II has not changed the way research is priced all that much.  Most banks are quoting custom fees ...
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European Boutiques Ask For Exemption From MiFID II Rules

04/20/2018
Arguing that “the current market for research under MiFID II is not functioning effectively,” the trade organization representing European independent research providers is requesting that European regulators exclude independents from ...
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France To Create ‘Data Commons’ To Foster Alternative Data

04/17/2018
As part of a broader initiative to stimulate investment in artificial intelligence, France proposes to implement policies designed to facilitate the creation of alternative data.  However, potential restrictions on the ...

The Big Data & Machine Learning Revolution

04/12/2018
In a few weeks, big data analytics provider RavenPack, will be holding its premier one day event on big data and machine learning in London.  Speakers at this year’s conference ...
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Barclays Adds Equity Strategist from JPMorgan

04/09/2018
Last week global investment bank Barclays Plc announced that it has added Emmanuel Cau as Head of European Equity Strategy following an extensive career at JPMorgan Chase.  Mr. Cau will ...
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MiFID II Will Cut Research Payments By $2 Billion According To Oliver Wyman/Morgan Stanley

03/28/2018
MiFID II research unbundling will reduce research payments by $2 billion by 2019 representing 10% of global cash equities, according to a report from consulting firm Oliver Wyman and Morgan ...
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Alternative Data Firm Neudata Launches Use-Case Service

03/20/2018
UK-based Neudata Limited, which specializes in identifying alternative data sources, released a supplementary product designed to illustrate investment applications for 22 varieties of alternative data.  The new service is an ...
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MiFID II Creates Information Asymmetry Favoring US Managers – For Now

03/12/2018
The following is a guest article by Neil Scarth, Principal of Frost Consulting (http://www.frostconsulting.co.uk/) which provides customizable research budgeting/valuation frameworks and research spending databases. The prevailing consensus of opinion in June ...
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