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Do Buy Side Analysts Outperform the Sell Side?

Buy side analysts demonstrate less accuracy in their buy/sell/hold recommendations than sell side analysts, according to a study conducted by professors at Harvard Business School.  The study tracked the recommendations ...

Deutsche Bank ReOrgs Research Again

Another reorganization at Deutsche Bank in the research area is reflective of the search for the research value proposition on the sell side. Deutsche has restructured its research into three main ...

Gradient Analytics Stung Once Again

According to an article published in the Wall Street Journal yesterday, independent research provider Gradient Analytics, has been named in a lawsuit brought by a publicly traded company accusing Gradient ...

Moody’s Buys

New York, NY – News last week that Moody’s Corp. had inked a deal to acquire reflects the growing impetus of research companies to consolidate in the current environment. ... Sues Hedge Fund and Indie Research Firm

According to a press release published by the company last week, online retailer,, has filed suit against hedge fund Rocker Partners and research firm Gradient Analytics, claiming the companies conspired to ...

Deutsche Bank to slash research jobs

Last week, we wrote about Deutsche Bank’s plans to integrate its credit and equity research departments and the initial departure of three senior research executives with the firm. According to ...

First Deutsche and now CSFB

In yesterday’s International Herald Tribune it was reported the CSFB is expected to announce a major reorganization this coming Tuesday.  At issue is the sagging market share of the financial ...

Argus Research — A Top Fundamental Research Firm

In the June issue of Buyside Magazine, Integrity Research Associates evaluated and rated a group of  seventeen (17) independent research providers over the twelve-month period that ended March 31st. For the purposes of measuring ...

New Attack on Soft Dollars?

Fidelity Investments, the nation’s largest mutual fund company, has decided to respond to shareholder criticism and will stop using soft dollar commissions to pay for some expenditures. Starting July 1, Fidelity plans to start ...

SIA Soft Dollar Conference – Measured Steps

Yesterday’s SIA Soft Dollar Conference provided a venue for legislators and proponents to express their views and to re-establish positions on the controversial topic of soft dollars. Of note, the SEC’s Larry ...
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