Author Aaron Foster

Stymied Insider Trading Case Shifts from Congress to Hedge Funds

09/15/2014
Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that federal investigators have shifted the focus of an ongoing insider trading case from whether Congressional staffers tipped off a research firm about ...

Buy Side Investors Unlocking the Value of the Web

06/30/2014
While the amount of data available on the internet has been exploding at an exponential rate in the past few years, many on Wall Street have been hesitant to adopt ...

Corporate Access Startups Hoping to Profit from FCA Ban

03/05/2014
The proposed ban on payment for corporate access with client commissions by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) promises to be a boon to firms hoping to benefit from the ...

Brokers Ban Controversial Surveys

02/26/2014
In the wake of BlackRock’s settlement with the New York attorney general over its surveys of security analysts, eighteen brokerage firms have agreed to bar their analysts from participating in ...

Key Provision of STOCK Act Gutted

04/15/2013
New York, NY – Last week, in a rather secretive move, the Senate and House passed a bill that effectively guts one of the more important aspects of the STOCK Act ...

The Value of Face Time

03/13/2013
The following is a guest article from Tom Brakke, former independent consultant for one of the twelve investment banks that was a party to the $1.5 billion Global Research Analyst ...

Goldman Sachs Closes Down Hudson Street Services

08/27/2012
New York, NY – A few weeks ago, Reuters published an article about Goldman Sachs shutting down its independent research marketing unit citing a lack of interest from the firm’s ...

Autonomous Research to Join U.S. Fray

06/12/2012
Guy Moszkowski’s decision to join Autonomous Research LLC illustrates that independent boutiques can attract top analysts.  Moszkowski, a financial services analyst who has been voted onto Institutional Investor magazine’s “All-America ...

Former BlackRock Exec Starts ETF Research Firm

02/27/2012
Former head of BlackRock’s ETF research, Deborah Fuhr, will be launching a new independent research and consulting firm that will focus on the global ETF industry on Monday, February 27th. New ...

Research Profile: Global Mobile Market – Research2Guidance

11/30/2011
The mobile market is a vibrant one with multiple players competing for millions of consumers who are willing to purchase devices and services.  Today we are profiling Research2Guidance, an independent market research ...
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