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Autonomous Research Profits from Purchase by Alliance Bernstein

In the wake of MiFID II Autonomous Research lost nearly a quarter of its European revenues, yet profitability improved as the firm shut down its equities trading desk during its ...
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Robust Growth of MSCI ESG Research Validates Ongoing Investment

Seven years ago, MSCI was cleaning house, selling off forensic research firm CFRA and proxy advisor ISS.  Yet it held onto its tiny ESG research business even though it was ...
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Wall Street Jobs Outlook Improves in June

Layoffs on Wall Street dipped for the second consecutive month in June as banks respond to the pickup in IPO activity and strong equity commission volumes.  Despite the drop in ...

Bank-Sponsored Conferences Dropped Nearly 40% in First Half of 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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US IPO Activity Rebounds in June 2020

US IPO activity rebounded sharply in June as 27 deals were priced during the month due to the opening of many state economies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  ...
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Egyptian Bank Offloads its Majority Stake in Auerbach Grayson

Cairo-based Beltone Financial Holding sold its 60% ownership of New York-based brokerage Auerbach Grayson & Co. for an undisclosed amount to an unnamed group of investors.  The move highlights the ...

Confusion Abounds Regarding First Half Research Payments

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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A Few Takeaways from the ‘Unbundling Uncovered’ Conference

Substantive Research’s influential conference on investment research went virtual Wednesday, covering the status of research unbundling as Europe considers rolling back MiFID II, as well as the impact of COVID-19 ...
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Study: Web Scrapers Represent a Quarter of Internet Traffic

Web-scraped data is the most popular form of alternative data, and its growing use is creating issues for the retail websites being scraped.  An increasing number of ‘bot management’ companies ...

Why EU Backsliding on Research Unbundling Matters

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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