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New Street Research Hires Gerson Lehrman Exec

Telecom boutique New Street Research hired a Gerson Lehrman Group manager as COO to help the firm prepare for MiFID II's unbundling of research. David Epstein joined New Street Research ...

Kepler Cheuvreux Partners With Belgian Bank

Six months after its deal with Swedbank, Paris-based Kepler Cheuvreux has partnered with Belfius Bank, one of the largest banks in Belgium.  Kepler now has strong local partners in Italy, ...

UK Taxman Will Come For Research

Although the UK tax authority HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has not officially provided guidance, the UK’s fiscal watchdog has factored tax receipts from research into its budgetary forecasts released ...
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Research Funding Update: More European Managers Go P&L, More Non-European Managers Ring-Fence, While A Few Hardy Boutiques Charge Clients

The majority of long-only European asset managers are deciding to eat research costs but a couple of small UK managers are defying the trend by explicitly charging clients for research.  ...

Asset Managers Give Thumbs Down to MiFID II: Higher Costs, Less External Research & Small Firms Squeezed

A survey of European asset managers conducted by the CFA Institute showed investment managers preparing for significant cuts to their profitability and declines in the sell-side research they receive. The ...

Research Aggregator ResearchPool Hires CMO, Headquarters In Paris

ResearchPool, an online marketplace for research, hired Société Générale’s former head of investor relations to head its marketing while moving its head office to Paris from the UK. Antoine Loudenot ...

Brokers Find New Corporate Access Loophole Under MiFID II

Several UK brokers have indicated that they are restructuring their corporate access services as 'issuer-paid' so that the services can be offered free of charge under MiFID II, according to ...

UK Regulators Consider Enforcement Action Against Commission Abuses

The parent of JO Hambro Capital Management (JOHCM), a UK asset manager with £29 billion ($38 billion) AUM, revealed that the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is investigating the unit ...

UK Regulators Continue To Stir the Unbundling Pot

The UK Financial Conduct Authority continues to excite its financial markets constituents with interpretations of MiFID II’s research unbundling rules as the deadline looms just a few weeks away. At ...
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MiFID II Research Unbundling Rules Face Uneven Enforcement

Outside of the UK -- the epicenter of research procurement reforms -- it is unclear how consistently the rules will be enforced as even European regulators are struggling to implement ...
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