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Regime Change at the FCA?

07/03/2015
The Financial Times ran a negative full page article on the head of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, Martin Wheatley. Although no mention was made about the FCA’s unrelenting pressure ...
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Unbundling Experts Urge European Regulatory Restraint

07/02/2015
Earlier this week, Integrity Research, ANALEC and the NYSSA sponsored a standing room only panel discussion about the potential impact that pending MiFID II rules could have on the research ...
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Silver Lake Exits Gerson Lehrman Group

07/02/2015
An article in the New York Times reports that Silver Lake Partners has quietly cashed out its investment in leading expert network Gerson Lehrman Group at cost. The move signals ...
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US Congressman Expresses Concerns About European Commission Unbundling

07/01/2015
A member of the House Financial Services Committee sent a letter to the chair of the US Securities and Exchange Commission arguing that pending European legislation will impair research coverage ...

Morningstar Gains S&P Equity Research Clients

07/01/2015
Correction: An earlier version of this article said that Charles Schwab no longer distributes S&P equity research.  In fact, Schwab continues to distribute S&P equity research, even though the only ...
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Kepler Cheuvreux and CIMB Ink Research Distribution Deal

06/29/2015
Malaysia-based CIMB Investment Bank announced it has signed an agreement with Paris-based Kepler Cheuvreux to cross-distribute equity research in their respective regional markets in Asia and Europe. The agreement also ...
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Financial Times Slams Bundled Commissions

06/29/2015
A Financial Times columnist declared this morning that it is time to banish bundled payments for investment research. The FT’s opposition to paying for research with client commissions is not ...

Regulatory Steps Toward Unbundling: Inexorable?

06/29/2015
If we take a step back and view the sequence of regulatory events leading up to the impending European regulation requiring greater unbundling of research and execution, we get a ...
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Airex Launches White Labeled Distribution Strategy

06/26/2015
Airex, Inc., which provides a research distribution platform emulating Amazon, announced its intention to launch white labeled versions of its platform with six distribution partners. Despite a very modest start, ...
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Rosenblatt Hires Former Zelman Salesperson to Head Sales

06/26/2015
Rosenblatt Securities, a New York institutional brokerage, has hired a senior Zelman Associates salesperson to be its head of research sales.  The move is part of Rosenblatt’s strategy to increase ...
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BAML Gets Top Rank in European Research Survey

06/25/2015
Last week, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Peel Hunt, and Deutsche Bank all received top honors in various categories in headhunting firm, Sammons & Associates’, 17th Annual European Heads of ...
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Research Distribution Platform Joins French FinTech Association

06/25/2015
Research distribution platform Alphametry has joined a new association formed by French FinTech firms. The association will promote member organizations and represent industry concerns to regulators. France FinTech was formed earlier ...
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Rosenblatt Allies With Taiwanese Broker

06/25/2015
Rosenblatt Securities, a New York institutional brokerage, announced an exclusive distribution deal with SinoPac Securities, a Taiwanese investment bank, to market SinoPac’s services in the U.S. The move supplements a ...
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Veritas Named in $41 Million Defamation Suit

06/24/2015
Forensic research firm Veritas Investment Research was named as a defendant in a $41 million defamation suit involving a negative report it issued on Canadian lending firm Callidus Capital Corp. ...
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Vigeo and Euronext Launch New ESG Index

06/24/2015
Paris-based ESG research firm Vigeo announced a new emerging markets ESG index, the Euronext-Vigeo EM 70. The new index is the eighth ESG index jointly launched by the two firms. The ...
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IHS Grew 4% in Q2 2015

06/24/2015
Industry research firm IHS Inc. grew revenues 4% (1% excluding acquisitions) in the quarter ending May 31st despite shrinking demand for its energy industry information. The firm remains committed to ...

2015 Extel Survey Results

06/24/2015
Earlier this month, WeConvene Extel announced the results of its 42nd annual Extel survey, revealing that Morgan Stanley moved up two places to top the charts as the leading pan-European ...
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Gavekal Invests In Rugby Team

06/24/2015
An article in SportsPro reports that Gavekal, a Hong Kong-based financial services company that provides investment research and asset management, has invested up to 10% in one of the top ...
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Tougher Times In Shortsville

06/23/2015
An article in The New York Times highlights the difficult market for short investors, a problem which is affecting forensic research firms and other research firms which generate short ideas.  ...
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Enigma Raises $28 Million To Double Staff

06/23/2015
Enigma Technologies, a data mining firm focused on government data, announced a $28.2 million Series B funding round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with participation from Two Sigma Ventures ...