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ICE Expands ESG Coverage to Include 2 mln Fixed Income Securities

The Intercontinental Exchange recently announced that its ESG Reference Data coverage has been expanded and now includes over 2 million fixed income securities.  ICE’s Reference Data covers equity and fixed ...

Expert Network Industry Nears $2 Billion

Expert networks, which specialize in connecting users to industry experts, are estimated to have grown their revenues over 20% in 2021 as the industry flourishes in the after-effects of Covid-19, ...

All-America Research Rankings: Are They Worth the Effort?

In the zero-sum game of the 2021 Institutional Investor All-America rankings, four firms gained 4 or more ranked analysts while three brokers shed 4 or more.  The top six brokers ...

Inconsistency of Ratings a Stumbling Block to Using ESG Data

According to a global survey of more than 1,000 investors about their attitudes and approaches toward ESG published by Capital Group, over half of those surveyed believe that a lack ...

Piper Sandler Acquires IRP Cornerstone Macro

Minneapolis-based regional investment bank, Piper Sandler (NYSE: PIPR), recently announced that it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire independent research boutique, Cornerstone Macro, for an undisclosed sum. Recently Announced Deal Investment ...

Weak Wall Street Jobs Outlook in September

The Wall Street employment picture was weak in September 2021 as layoffs rose following an extremely low level of layoffs in the prior month.  Simultaneously, new hiring plans plunged In ...

CFRA Acquires Policy Research Firm Washington Analysis

CFRA, the New York-based independent research firm that acquired S&P’s equity research business five years ago, recently announced that it has acquired highly rated independent policy research firm, Washington Analysis, ...

Wall Street Events Rise Modestly in Late Summer

Corporate event data vendor, Wall Street Horizon, recently reported that the number of Wall Street oriented conferences, roadshows, analyst meetings and company conference calls rose a modest 5.5% in July ...

ESG Tipping Point: Marketing Jargon Morphs into Real World Regulatory Risk

The following is a guest article by Neil Scarth, Principal of Frost Consulting ( which provides customizable research budgeting/valuation frameworks and research spending databases.  August 26, 2021, the day US and ...

ExtractAlpha Identifies Trading Signal from New Constructs “Core Earnings” Data

Hong Kong-based independent research firm ExtractAlpha recently published a white paper on IRP and data provider New Constructs’ proprietary Core Earnings metric, and identified a trading signal from this data ...
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