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UK Regulator Supports Ban on Research Commissions

07/14/2014
In a dramatic move, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has called for sweeping reform of research commissions, eliminating the ability of asset managers to pay for research with client ...
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Transforming the Way Research Is Bought

06/23/2014
UK regulators are changing the face of the research industry.  Here are two related articles: the latest news on regulatory actions and an insightful commentary from a UK based broker. FCA ...
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Equities League Tables

06/18/2014
Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan had the highest market share for U.S. cash equities trading, according to the latest Greenwich Associates survey, with Morgan Stanley ...

Wall Street Suffers Plunge in Equity Volumes & Volatility

06/16/2014
Despite the pickup in equity commissions seen in 2013, Wall Street is now experiencing a sharp downturn in equity trading volume and volatility over the past few months – factors ...

US Commissions Up 11% According to Greenwich

06/11/2014
U.S. equity commission volumes increased 11% during the year ending February according the latest Greenwich Associates survey.  ‘High-touch’ commission rates used to pay for research also increased modestly.  The survey ...
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New UK Regulation Has Big Impact

06/02/2014
Today marks the UK deadline for the ban on the payment of corporate access with client commissions and a broader set of new commission requirements.  Asset managers have been scrambling ...

On The Other Hand: A Growing Research Void

05/27/2014
In recent weeks we have written a few articles about the improving outlook for cash equities and the equity research business.  And while the research business has clearly been on ...

Cash Equities Volumes Open With Strong First Quarter

05/21/2014
Cash equities trading in the US and Europe remained robust in April, continuing a strong start to the year.  European trading volumes increased on aggregate by 18% during April compared ...

FCA Bans Commission Payments for Corporate Access

05/08/2014
The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released its updated rules on payments for investment research, eliminating payments for corporate access with client commissions.  Moreover, the rules go into effect in ...

High Frequency Research: How HFT Impacts Investment Research

04/16/2014
The hubbub over high frequency trading (HFT) has implications for investment research.  The future direction of HFT will have direct implications for research.  And the Michael Lewis phenomenon is a ...
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