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Equity Research Spending Projected to Double in Next 5 Years

06/21/2004
US investors are projected to spend almost $19 billion on equity research in 2008 – more than double the $9.2 billion that was spent in 2003. “The equity research industry is ...

Rating Corporate Governance

06/17/2004
Amid the plethora of ratings being applied to corporate entities, Standard & Poors just announced that it has started scoring companies according to their level of corporate governance. The penetration ...

The Soft Dollar Threat

06/15/2004
Currently there is substantial airtime being given to the issue of soft-dollars and what to do about them from a regulatory point of view.  On April 21, 2004, the US ...

Investments growing in Indie Research

06/11/2004
While not yet widespread, the indie research industry has started to see a growing number of external investments in the space, a trend that highlights the dynamic and exciting nature of ...

Reverse Mergers – A Shell Game

06/10/2004
For months there has been speculation that the S.E.C. will be suspending trading of shell companies that have not filed the required reports with the S.E.C. Shell companies are public ...

What Constitutes Quality Research?

06/07/2004
According to Thomson Financial, the annual volume of equity research reports generated has grown to approximately 1.1 million up from 190,000 a decade ago. From this multitude of available research, ...

Merrill To Sell Off Fund Unit — Is This The Beginning Of A Trend?

06/03/2004
In today’s New York Times Business Section it is reported that Merrill Lynch is in talks with Legg Mason about the possibility of selling off its fund business. Merrill has ...

Quitting the Research Business?

06/02/2004
One of the key beliefs held by many Wall Street investment banks and broker / dealers over the past 30 years is that the equity research business is critically important to ...

S&P selected by Goldman Sachs

06/02/2004
One of the leading providers of independent research, Standard & Poor’s, announced today that it has signed an agreement to provide equity research to Goldman, Sachs & Co. under the terms ...

S&P selected by Goldman Sachs

06/02/2004
One of the leading providers of independent research, Standard & Poor’s, announced today that it has signed an agreement to provide equity research to Goldman, Sachs & Co. under the terms ...