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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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Euromoney Acquires Conference Business

07/30/2014
Euromoney announced that it is buying a mining conference business to expand its footprint in the commodities markets and with investors, complementary to its Metal Bulletin and Institutional ...
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CrossBorder Capital Revenues Down -8% in 2014

07/26/2014
CrossBorder Capital, a London-based research firm focused on capital flows, reported an 8% decline in revenues for its fiscal year ending March 2014. Turnover declined from £1,374,418 (US$2.2 million) in ...
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Proposed Ban on Research Commissions Generates Backlash

07/23/2014
The aggressive UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) call for a ban on research commissions has generated heated reactions, even in the insular US market.  There is skepticism that other European ...
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Oil Analyst Hired as IR Head

07/17/2014
Aker Solutions ASA, a Norwegian oil services company headquartered in Oslo, hired a former oil analyst from HSBC as head of industry and investor relations.  David Phillips, the global co-head of ...
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German Expert Network Expands to UK

07/17/2014
Innosquared, an expert network based in Dusseldorf Germany, has opened an office in London effective from 1st July 2014. The move is the result of its growing business in London, ...
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