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CFRA Acquires Policy Research Firm Washington Analysis

CFRA, the New York-based independent research firm that acquired S&P’s equity research business five years ago, recently announced that it has acquired highly rated independent policy research firm, Washington Analysis, ...
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ESG Data Firm Util Slams ESG Funds

Funds purporting to focus on ESG investments differ only marginally from non-ESG funds, according to a recent study released by ESG data firm Util.  Moreover, investments made by ESG funds ...

VoxSmart Acquires NLP Provider Greenkey Technologies

Recently, VoxSmart, a UK-based provider of communications surveillance for the financial services industry, acquired Chicago-based NLP tool provider GreenKey Technologies (GK) to bolster its surveillance offerings to global financial institutions. ...
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Expert Network AlphaSights Grew By 33% in 2020

London-based expert network AlphaSights grew over 30% in 2020 even as its revenues surpassed $260 million, according to its latest regulatory filings.  The firm appears to have bought out its ...

ESG Data Firm Arabesque Launches AI-Powered Portfolio Management Tool

London-based Arabesque, which is both an asset manager and an ESG data provider, released new artificial intelligence software designed to replicate a portfolio manager’s investment process.  The firm is using ...

Wall Street Events Rise Modestly in Late Summer

Corporate event data vendor, Wall Street Horizon, recently reported that the number of Wall Street oriented conferences, roadshows, analyst meetings and company conference calls rose a modest 5.5% in July ...
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ESG Data Provider OWL Analytics Focuses on Wealth Management Channel

OWL Analytics, an ESG data provider that uses alternative data, has been partnering with firms active with wealth managers as it seeks to differentiate itself. Santa Monica-based OWL Analytics licensed ...

Fitch Group Announces Launch of ESG Ratings

Last week, bond rating, data, and fixed-income intelligence provider, Fitch Group announced that they are launching an ESG Ratings product covering a comprehensive range of entities and instruments for all ...

SEC Makes First Enforcement Action Against Alternative Data Firm

The US Securities and Exchange Commission fined leading alternative data firm App Annie $10 million for securities fraud, making it crystal clear that the US regulator is scrutinizing the alternative ...

Hedge Fund Launches Rebound After Two-Years of Net Liquidations

According to Hedge Fund Research, 189 new hedge funds were estimated to have launched in the 1st Qtr 2021 – the highest number of new launches seen since 4th Qtr ...
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