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Bad News for Stock Pickers: Stock Correlations Remain High as VIX Eases

Stocks are moving in lockstep to a degree not seen since the aftermath of the Great Recession, creating a more hostile environment for fundamental equity research providers and their active ...

The ROI of Research Transparency – Pivotal Moment in the US?

The following is a guest article by Neil Scarth, Principal of Frost Consulting ( which provides customizable research budgeting/valuation frameworks and research spending databases.  Frost Consulting recently collaborated with Evercore ...
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Expert Network Guidepoint Keeps Hiring Security Analysts Even as Overall Recruiting Eases

Sell-side analysts are in demand as major US expert network Guidepoint Global ramps up its ‘Insights’ product designed to offer events and transcripts curated by former equity analysts.  Guidepoint’s alternative ...

Investor Conferences and Corporate Access Will Keep Moving Online After Covid-19

The following is a guest article by Michael Tegos, Content Editor at research platform Smartkarma.  Beginning today, Smartkarma is hosting a digital conference, Insight2020,  which will contribute proceeds to UNICEF ...
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US Bank Equities Reign Supreme in Q1 2020

The high volume of trading during the first quarter accelerated the equities unit outperformance of US banks relative to their European rivals, as SocGen equity revenues collapsed and Citi surpassed ...
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Many Research Firms Outperform Market during COVID-19 Pandemic

According to data provided by UK-based research performance measurement firm Invisage, 37 sell-side research providers actually outperformed the US equity markets over the past three months as the COVID-19 pandemic ...
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Has Alternative Data Become More Affordable?

Fees for most alternative data offerings are under $100,000 with a median price under $50,000, according to statistics recently released by sourcing firm Neudata.  It appears that pricing pressures from ...
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Wall Street Layoffs Surge in April 2020

The Wall Street employment picture deteriorated in April as layoffs surged over 770% to the highest monthly layoff total seen since December of last year.  New jobs, on the other ...

First Quarter 2020 Bellwether Research Valuations Fall 26%

According to analysis prepared exclusively for Integrity Research by Marlin & Associates[1], the international M&A advisor, average valuations for large publicly traded research and information firms shrank 26% in the ...
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April US IPO Activity Grinds to Halt During Lockdown

US IPO activity ground to a halt as only 4 deals were priced during April due to the economic lockdown brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic – 75% lower than ...
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