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Study: Inconsistent Analyst Revisions May be Rational

08/24/2020
A recent study from the University of Kansas indicates that inconsistencies in analyst revisions may not be the result of analyst bias or conflicts of interest, as has been written ...

Hedge Funds Post Healthy Gains in July 2020

08/17/2020
According to Chicago-based hedge fund research and consulting firm HFR hedge funds, as measured by the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index (FWC), rose 3.2% in July, marking the third highest ...
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Stock Analysts Are Declining Fastest in Europe While US Stock Coverage Also Fades

08/10/2020
MiFID II exacerbated the decline in analyst coverage of European stocks, based on our analysis of data supplied by Refinitiv I/B/E/S.  Most of the 26% decrease in European coverage occurred ...
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US IPO Activity Remains Strong in July 2020

08/03/2020
US IPO activity continued remained strong in July as 29 deals were priced during the month, 38% higher than the number of deals priced during the same month of last year.  During ...
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Europeans Waste No Time Rolling Back Research Unbundling

07/27/2020
Ostensibly part of a COVID-19 relief package, the European Commission is proposing to unwind requirements to pay for equity research on small-cap stocks separately from trading commissions.  Fixed income research ...

Equity Research Analyst Hiring / Firing: Piper Sandler & Nomura

07/20/2020
In the past week, US investment bank Piper Sandler has added one new equity research analyst to its team while Japanese investment bank Nomura has shuttered its US equity research division that ...
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A Look Behind the Curtain: Revenue Attribution in Equity Research

07/13/2020
The following is a guest article by Mike Kronenberg, co-founder and CEO of Analyst Hub and Analyst Hub Securities, a compliance-driven research platform which has launched and partnered with twenty-three ...
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Bank-Sponsored Conferences Dropped Nearly 40% in First Half of 2020

07/06/2020
Investment banks reduced the number of conferences they sponsored by 37% in the first half of 2020 from the prior year, according to data collected by investor relations platform provider ...
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Confusion Abounds Regarding First Half Research Payments

06/29/2020
During the past few months, a number of conflicting developments have taken place in the research industry to create confusion regarding the likelihood of near-term research payment levels.  The following ...
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Why EU Backsliding on Research Unbundling Matters

06/22/2020
Recent articles dismissing potential EU reforms to MiFID II’s unbundling provisions are missing broader ramifications.  EU regulators have shown themselves to be increasingly skeptical about the consequences of research unbundling, ...
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