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Decline in Investment Banking Research Spending

01/15/2013
Neil Scarth of Frost Consulting, a UK-based consulting firm specializing in global commission unbundling,  forwarded some interesting estimates on sell side research spending.  Frost Consulting projects that global investment bank ...

Decision Resources Group Acquires UK-Based Abacus International

12/10/2012
New York, NY – Last week, Burlington, Massachusetts-based research and advisory firm for the healthcare industry, Decision Resources Group (DRG), announced that it was acquiring UK-based Abacus International, a provider ...

The Times They are A’Changin

12/04/2012
A new study jointly authored by Greenwich Associates and Frost Consulting predicts that asset managers’ procurement of research will change radically in coming years.  Asset owners will scrutinize non-execution commission ...

MSCI to Acquire IPD Group

10/31/2012
MSCI Inc. announced it is acquiring IPD Group Ltd., a London-based real-estate research provider for $125 million.  The transaction confirms the low multiples being fetched by research properties. IPD Group (originally ...

UK Challenges Management Access

10/30/2012
The UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) conducted a review of conflict management practices at asset managers and challenged commission payments for management access earlier this month.  Sources indicate that the ...

Global Shipping Advisor Launches Equity Research Business

10/01/2012
New York, NY – A few weeks ago, London-based shipping consultant, Drewry, launched a new equity research division called Drewry Maritime Equity Research.  Drewry’s new equity research business will leverage ...

Macro and Policy Research Sees Growth

09/24/2012
New York, NY – Last week, London-based macro-economic research provider Lombard Street Research reported double digit growth in revenues for the year ended March 31st.  This gain is consistent with ...

Breaking Up the Banks

09/18/2012
Nomura’s billion dollar retrenchment from investment banking was notable in its magnitude, but not shocking given Nomura’s past risk-on/risk-off behavior.  Will other financial institutions radically restructure their investment banks?  Not ...

Argus Global Equity Analytics Ltd. announces the launch of a new-look research offering

07/25/2012
Earlier this week, Argus Global Equity Analytics Ltd. announced that it has re-launched PSQ Analytics; the organisation’s innovative SME focussed research offering. The new-look offering represents a key stage in the ...

Roubini Acquires Country Risk Firm

07/03/2012
Roubini Global Economics (RGE), a macroeconomic strategy research firm, announced the acquisition of UK-based Country Insights, which provides country risk analysis.  Terms of the acquisition were not announced. Country Insights was ...
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