Browsing: Europe

Research Commissions: Endangered Species?

02/05/2014
Nearly two-thirds of European buy-side firms anticipate research eventually will be paid for from management fees not from client commissions, according to a recent TABB Group survey.  European asset managers ...

Two Visions for the Future of Research

01/22/2014
Two recent pieces titled “The Future of Equity Research” present differing perspectives on forces shaping equity research.  From London comes a white paper examining how potential regulatory changes might alter ...

Update on Proposed Ban on Commission Payments for Corporate Access

01/13/2014
Here is the latest on proposed regulatory restrictions in the UK on commission payments for corporate access and a potential ban on payment for research with client commissions generally.  The ...

FCA Proposes Changes For Research Commissions

12/02/2013
As promised, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released last week its consultation paper which proposes clarifications on what is permissible to be paid with commissions, namely that corporate access ...

FCA Chief Attacks Commissions

10/30/2013
Earlier today, the head of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) threw down the gauntlet on fund managers’ use of client commissions to pay for investment research.  In a landmark ...

Jamie Stewart’s Perspective on Research

10/29/2013
Jamie Stewart, Head of Independent Research at London-based Marex Spectron, plans to retire next year.   Since he has worked in the research industry for three decades, we thought it would ...

UK Regulators And Research Commissions

09/23/2013
Last week, we wrote a blog about recent discussions in the UK regarding the possibility that regulators could ban the use of client commissions to pay for sell-side and independent ...

Trusted Sources Adds EM Energy Team

09/20/2013
Trusted Sources, a leading emerging market policy research provider, has hired an emerging market energy research team. The firm announced it has recruited a Russian specialist from Lambert Energy Advisory, an ...

Will the UK Ban Payment for Research with Client Commissions?

09/17/2013
Visiting London last week, it was clear how white-hot the topic of commission payments for research has become.  The CFA Society of the UK released a poll of its members ...

Capital Economics For Sale

08/09/2013
Capital Economics, Ltd., a London-based economics research firm, is reportedly for sale.  Capital Economics was founded in 1999 by Roger Bootle, a former HSBC chief economist, and ...
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