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Over Two Dozen Banks Have Exited or Restructured Equities Units

Commerzbank’s recent plan to shut down its equities unit is part of a broader trend of restructuring the low-margin business.  By our count, twenty-five banks have re-engineered their equities units ...

Consumer Edge Acquires Web Data Firm Savvr

Earlier this week, independent investment research and alternative data firm, Consumer Edge, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Portland-based web scraping data provider Savvr. Recent Savvr Acquisition Founded ...
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New Short-Only Research Firm Rejects ‘Activist’ Business Model

As 'activist' research firm Citron Research shuts down its short research after being targeted by retail investors, a new short ideas firm, The Bindle Paper, is embracing a subscription-based revenue ...

Commerzbank to Exit Equities

Emulating rival Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank will be shutting down its equities business as part of a larger restructuring plan. Commerzbank is searching for a partner willing to provide outsourced equity ...

Citi and TruValue Labs Win Awards as Top ESG Research Providers for 2021

In the second annual 2021 ESG Investing awards, published recently by online magazine ESG Investing, Citibank took home the top honors as Best Bank for ESG Research, while Truvalue Labs ...
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Former Research Director Starts ESG Data Firm

After more than a dozen years in research management, Shai Hill left his European Director of Research job at Macquarie Group in 2018 to try something different: an AI-driven data ...
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Mixed Wall Street Jobs Outlook in January 2021

The Wall Street employment picture was mixed in January 2020 as layoffs surged from an extremely low December level.  New jobs, on the other hand, also rose 183% to the ...
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AI Startup Inferess Launches Supply Chain Analytics

London-based Inferess is releasing AI-driven supply chain analytics this month, challenging more established providers of the data.  The firm leverages natural language processing and machine learning with the goal of ...

NLP Provider GreenKey Wins Symphony Hackathon with GK Research Bot

Chicago-based NLP tool provider, GreenKey Technologies (GK), recently won the Most Cutting Edge Workflow award for their GK Research Bot in Symphony’s New York Hackathon. GreenKey’s Recent Hackathon Win The business problem ...
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JP Morgan Returns as Best Overall Research Firm and Challenges UBS for Top Equity Research Title

UBS was ranked the top global equity research firm for the fourth year in a row while JP Morgan resumed the top overall research ranking (including fixed income research) after ...
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