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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 ...

Moody’s Warns MiFID II Negative For European Asset Managers

Moody's Investors Service said MiFID II would be ‘credit negative’ for the European asset management industry, pressuring profits and forcing more industry consolidation. The report cited an estimate from consulting ...

M&A Advisor To Research Firms Is Itself Acquired

Quayle Munro, a London-based M&A advisor often used by research and data firms, was acquired by Los Angeles-based M&A advisor Houlihan Lokey, Inc.  Terms were not announced.  The CEO of ...
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TS Lombard Reports Revenues Over $10 Million

TSL Research Group, the entity created by the 2016 merger of economic research firms Lombard Street Research and Trusted Sources known commercially as TS Lombard, said its pro-forma revenues were ...

European Investors Plan Less Corporate Access From Banks Post-MiFID II

European asset managers expect to use investment banks less for corporate access and rely more on direct engagement with companies, according to a survey by London-based investor relations firm QuantiFire ...

Research Aggregator ResearchPool Licenses Platform To French Investment Bank

ResearchPool, an online marketplace for research, has created a ‘white label’ version of its platform for French investment bank Invest Securities for the distribution of the bank’s proprietary research.  Invest ...
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