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Employee Growth Stalls for Alternative Data Firms as Pressures Increase

The alternative data industry has been buffeted by negative press, increasing privacy concerns, and pandemic aftershocks, but just how bad is it?  We turned to some alternative data – LinkedIn ...
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CARES Act Provides Boost to U.S. Indie Research and Alt Data Firms

The recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides up to $349 billion in federally guaranteed loans to help small U.S. businesses, including alternative data and independent ...
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Gerson Lehrman Recruits Heavily Despite Pandemic

Leading expert network GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group) is aggressively expanding despite dislocations from COVID-19, based on our analysis of open positions.  March 2020 new hires – 145 job openings -- ...
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Consumer Data Firm Ascential Targets Buy-side

Retail information company Ascential hired former Bloomberg alt data head Jeremy Baksht in January to lead its expansion further into the financial services segment.  Over the last few months, Baksht ...
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Sell-Side Research Ratings Surge 240% since Beginning of 2020

According to data provided by Invisage, a UK-based investment research performance tracker, sell-side research ratings have surged almost 240% since the beginning of 2020 as research analysts scramble to reassess ...

Thoughts on the Corona Virus and its Effects on the Stock Market and Independent Research

The following is excerpted from a recent briefing by Will Richards of the Research Alliance, a leading business development agency for independent research (  This is the third major market correction I ...
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Coronavirus Fosters More Email Interactions as Brokers Struggle to Adapt to WFH

As the sell-side and buy-side work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, email interactions have increased by over 50%, according to research distributor Street Contxt.  At the same time, the ...
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Alt Data Use Rises…Among Central Bankers?

In recent years, the use of alternative data has become popular among hedge funds and other institutional investors.  However, recently, the spread of COVID-19 has prompted a few central bankers ...
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How Long will the Coronavirus Last?

Today we stray from our focus on the investment research industry to examine the trajectory and duration of the COVID-19 virus which is causing mayhem to economies and capital markets.  ...
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Tricumen: Research Cuts Improved 2019 Bulge Cash Equities Profitability

2019 investment bank cash equity revenues were even with the prior year while staff reductions -- concentrated on research staff -- improved profitability, according to Tricumen, a UK-based market intelligence ...
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