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Seaport Global Securities Hires Shipping Analyst

03/28/2016
Seaport Global Securities, a NY mid-tier investment bank, hired a shipping analyst from Canadian broker GMP Securities.  Magnus Fyhr joined the firm as Managing Director and Senior Shipping Analyst located ...

Are You On Wall Street’s Secret Preferred Client List?

03/28/2016
As we wrote on Friday, news recently leaked out about Citigroup’s secret “Focus Five” list of top clients that get preferred treatment from the bank’s equity research department.  While this ...
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Citigroup Limits Analyst Access to Firms With More than $2 Million Commissions

03/25/2016
This year Citigroup has limited access to its equity research analysts to under a hundred top clients, according to an article in Bloomberg.  The move reflects broader efforts to better ...
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Global Asset Flows Slow in 2015

03/24/2016
According to a new report published by Morningstar, a Chicago-based investment research, data and analytics firm, worldwide asset flows into mutual fund and exchange traded products slowed more than 30% ...
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RSRCHXchange Recruits More Salespeople As It Doubles Staff

03/24/2016
Research aggregator RSRCHXchange is recruiting another salesperson, as it continues to staff up its platform.  The London-based firm has added four additional employees since its launch in September 2015, bringing ...
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Credit Suisse Reorganizes Again; Can Equities Still Persevere?

03/24/2016
Credit Suisse’s equities business is exempted from the 2000 incremental layoffs announced yesterday, but the equity derivatives business is being moved to a new ‘Solutions’ group.  Management reiterated its commitment ...
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Cowen Buys CRT’s Fixed Income Business

03/23/2016
Cowen Group, a mid-sized NY investment bank, acquired the fixed income research, sales and trading businesses of CRT Capital, which has now pivoted away from its core business since its ...
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Gavekal’s New ETFs Struggle

03/22/2016
Gavekal Capital, Ltd., the money management affiliate of Hong Kong based Gavekal Research, launched two smart beta ETFs which have not yet attracted many assets.  However, they are part of ...
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IHS and Markit Merge, Prioritize ETFs

03/21/2016
Industry research firm IHS Inc is merging with market data firm Markit in an all-stock transaction to create IHS Markit, a $3.3 billion information company headquartered in London. IHS shareholders ...
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Unintended Consequence of Basel III: Higher Execution Costs (& Lower Research Spending)

03/21/2016
Basel III's increased capital pressures on investment banks is resulting in an unexpected consequence: higher execution costs.  Informed sources in Europe are saying that reduced liquidity, especially in the small ...
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