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Merrill To Sell Off Fund Unit — Is This The Beginning Of A Trend?

06/03/2004
In today’s New York Times Business Section it is reported that Merrill Lynch is in talks with Legg Mason about the possibility of selling off its fund business. Merrill has ...

Quitting the Research Business?

06/02/2004
One of the key beliefs held by many Wall Street investment banks and broker / dealers over the past 30 years is that the equity research business is critically important to ...

S&P selected by Goldman Sachs

06/02/2004
One of the leading providers of independent research, Standard & Poor’s, announced today that it has signed an agreement to provide equity research to Goldman, Sachs & Co. under the terms ...

S&P selected by Goldman Sachs

06/02/2004
One of the leading providers of independent research, Standard & Poor’s, announced today that it has signed an agreement to provide equity research to Goldman, Sachs & Co. under the terms ...

Goldman also selects Morningstar & Renaissance Capital

06/02/2004
Besides selecting Standard & Poor’s, Goldman Sachs announced today that it has also chosen to provide equity research from independent firms Morningstar and Renaissance Capital Corp. to its customers as part of the Global ...

Goldman also selects Morningstar & Renaissance Capital

06/02/2004
Besides selecting Standard & Poor’s, Goldman Sachs announced today that it has also chosen to provide equity research from independent firms Morningstar and Renaissance Capital Corp. to its customers as part of the Global ...

Morningstar Research to Suffer?

06/01/2004
According to a Wall Street Journal article reported last week, Morningstar is experiencing severe difficulties in its equity research arm, despite a big win at Merrill Lynch. The WSJ reported that an anonymous ...

NASD Names Task Force Members

05/28/2004
In a statement yesterday, the NASD named the top executives who will be part of a 21 member committee to make recommendations on mutual fund costs and sales agreements. ...

Soft Dollars Catch a Chill from Potential Regs

05/28/2004
According to a research report published this week by Greenwich Associates, U.S. investment managers and mutual funds slashed their use of soft dollars this past year in anticipation of potential ...

Independent Research Outsourcing?

05/27/2004
In a press release distributed today, regional brokerage firm Janney Montgomery Scott announced an exclusive joint venture with indie research and consulting firm Vintage Research.  The exclusive joint venture was established ...