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Insider Probe Shifting Gears

01/10/2011
New York – Arrests in the insider trading case will resume shortly, possibly this week, according to sources ‘familiar with the matter’ speaking to the Wall Street Journal.  The investigation ...

Williams Capital Hires Analysts, Expands Equity Research

01/07/2011
New York – Williams Capital Group, a New York-based brokerage firm, is expanding its presence in equities for the second time in less than two years. The brokerage added six ...

What’s it worth?

01/06/2011
New York – Jail time, fines, court trials: these are the issues potentially facing those arrested in the insider trading probe currently being conducted by federal prosecutors.  If you were ...

2011: A Tough Year For Indies

01/04/2011
New York – 2011 is shaping up to be a challenging year for independent, third party research.  The insider trading investigations are creating uncertainty which is expanding beyond expert networks.  ...

Another One Bites The Dust In Insider Trading Investigation

01/03/2011
New York, NY – Although many in the U.S. financial markets were on vacation last week, U.S. prosecutors continued to toil in its ongoing investigation into alleged insider trading.  On ...

Sentiment Analysis in the News

12/23/2010
New York – Two interesting stories about trading strategies based on sentiment analysis. First, via Bloomberg, a new hedge fund that will use Twitter to predict moves in the stock ...

SEC to Banks: Accept Payments Through CCAs

09/24/2010
New York – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued a letter clarifying that investment banks providing proprietary research can be paid through Client Commission Arrangements (CCAs).  This innocuous letter ...

Research is Sold, It Is Not Bought – Part 2

09/07/2010
New York, NY – Over the past nine months, a number of independent research firms have come to the realization that in order to rebuild their research businesses in the ...
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DISCERN – A New Alternative Research Provider

05/27/2010
Another alternative research provider emerged this week. Headed by seasoned Wall Street technology analyst, Harry Blount, DISCERN is run by ex-fundamental analysts that sit at the top of the information ...
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The Lehman Equity Research Playbook

04/06/2010
Lehman’s U.S. equity research department made the climb from obscurity to a top ranking twice in recent history, and now its successor has similar designs in Europe and Asia.  The ...
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