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New European Privacy Regulation Will Complicate Alternative Data

Extra-territorial regulation going into force in Europe on May 25 2018 will mandate stricter controls for data on individuals, requiring even closer scrutiny on personally identifiable information (PII). The forthcoming ...

Institutional Investor’s European Rankings Suggest Fewer Winners After MiFID II

The 2018 Institutional Investor All-Europe Research Rankings show a few firms gaining ranked analysts in the run-up to MiFID II but there were more firms with sliding numbers of star ...

Berenberg Grew Equities 69% in 2017 & Shifts Focus to US Post MiFID II

Berenberg, a Hamburg-based private bank, grew its equities revenues 69% last year, as it has been successfully expanding its European equity research offering despite MiFID II turmoil. In its earnings ...
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Expert Network AlphaSights Grew 37% in 2016

London-based expert network AlphaSights Ltd reported consolidated revenues of £66.5 million ($92.5 million) for 2016, continuing its torrid growth rate. AlphaSights has reached a scale which challenges more established competitors like ...
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London Research Boutique Acquired by GlobalData

CM Research, an independent research firm founded by technology analyst Cyrus Mewawalla, is being acquired by GlobalData plc, a London-based business information company focusing on the technology, consumer and healthcare ...

EU Report Urges More Reforms Beyond MiFID II

As Europeans struggle to implement MiFID II, a new European Commission report urges sweeping reforms to financial markets to make them more long-term oriented and better able to finance projects ...
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French Regulators Update Research Unbundling Guidance

L’Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) issued an updated version of its “Guide: Funding of Research by Investment Service Providers Under MiFID II” originally published August 2017.  See our original discussion ...
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Frost Consulting Launches Research Spending Benchmarking

Frost Consulting, a London-based consulting firm focused on commission unbundling, is launching a new service designed to provide asset managers with peer comparisons of research spending. Asset managers interested in ...
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MiFID II Forces Asset Managers to Filter E-Mail

The implementation of MiFID II a few weeks ago has prompted numerous changes in behavior from both sell-side and buy-side firms who are trying to adopt the EU’s new research ...

Evercore ISI Closed London Trading Desk As Commission Revenues Sag

Evercore ISI shut its European equities trading desk two weeks after MiFID II’s advent, according to an article in Financial News. MiFID II may have been the catalyst, but Evercore ...
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