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Boutique Lazarus Partnership Narrows Focus Post-MiFID II (But Has Other Businesses For Support)

02/15/2018
UK-based independent research provider Lazarus Partnership is shedding its sector analysts, blaming a worsening environment for research under MiFID II.  However, Lazarus Partnership is just one facet of a diversified ...
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Euromoney Makes Tidy Profit Unloading Economic Data Unit

02/14/2018
Euromoney Institutional Investor is selling its business that collects economic data on emerging markets to CITIC’s private equity unit and Caixin Global for $180.5 million. Although the sale price generates ...
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MiFID II’s Failures Are Already Apparent

02/12/2018
The following is a reprint of an exclusive article published for ResearchWatch subscribers on December 27, 2017. MiFID II’s research unbundling provisions, which went into effect early last month, will create ...
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New European Privacy Regulation Will Complicate Alternative Data

02/09/2018
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 ...
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Institutional Investor’s European Rankings Suggest Fewer Winners After MiFID II

02/08/2018
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 ...
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Berenberg Grew Equities 69% in 2017 & Shifts Focus to US Post MiFID II

02/07/2018
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

02/06/2018
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

02/05/2018
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 ...
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EU Report Urges More Reforms Beyond MiFID II

02/02/2018
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

01/30/2018
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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