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Roubini Adds Commodities Research

09/28/2014
Roubini Global Economics hired a commodities economist to head up a new commodity research and market strategy product. London-based Helen Henton was formerly chief economist at the International Grains Council ...
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London Expert Networks Challenging US Rivals

09/24/2014
London-based expert networks Cognolink and AlphaSights have been growing quickly, benefiting from a diverse client mix, geographic expansion, and limited impact from insider trading investigations.  Both firms are now proactively ...
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New Product: Eagle Alpha Curated Social Media Feeds

09/17/2014
Eagle Alpha Limited, a ‘big data’ research firm which mines insights from social media and the web, offers a series of curated feeds including a global macro news feed targeted ...

Advisory Group Attacks Proposed Research Commission Ban

09/17/2014
An influential advisory group to European securities regulators has come out strongly opposed to a potential ban on paying for investment research with client commissions.  When combined with the universally ...

Position Paper Outlines Research Pricing

09/08/2014
The CFA Society of the UK has published a position paper which outlines approaches to valuing investment research.  The paper, which expands upon valuation techniques outlined UK regulators, seeks to ...

Lower FICC Revenue Hits Top 10 Investment Banks

09/04/2014
Revenue at the top ten investment banks slipped 5% in the first half of 2014 due to weakness in their currency, fixed income and equities businesses which were partially offset ...

A Perspective on the Varied Responses to a Potential Ban

09/02/2014
The following is a guest article summarizing reactions to the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s discussion paper calling for a ban on research commissions authored by Chris Turnbull, co-founder of Edinburgh-based ...

Evalueserve Acquires Data Consultancy

08/27/2014
Evalueserve, a leading Indian KPO firm, has acquired Germany-based data consultancy Beyond Data GmbH, for an undisclosed amount.   The acquisition positions Evalueserve for big data projects with clients. Beyond Data was ...

Markit Integrates Broker Vote and Commission Management

08/15/2014
Markit has integrated its commission management and broker voting software according to a recent article in Wall Street & Technology.  The timing of Markit’s release is aided by recent UK ...
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Trade Groups Pan Proposed Research Commission Ban

08/07/2014
Comments on the proposed language in MiFID II banning research commissions have been negative, reflecting broad opposition among asset managers.  Despite this, informed sources expect little change to the proposed ...
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