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Big Data and Investment Research: Part 1

04/14/2014
One of the key themes in the institutional investment research business this year is the growing importance of warehousing and generating meaningful signals and insights from “big data”.  This week ...

Moody’s Buys Economy.com

11/22/2005
New York, NY – News last week that Moody’s Corp. had inked a deal to acquire Ecomony.com reflects the growing impetus of research companies to consolidate in the current environment. ...

Argus Research — A Top Fundamental Research Firm

06/30/2004
In the June issue of Buyside Magazine, Integrity Research Associates evaluated and rated a group of  seventeen (17) independent research providers over the twelve-month period that ended March 31st. For the purposes of measuring ...

New Attack on Soft Dollars?

06/28/2004
Fidelity Investments, the nation’s largest mutual fund company, has decided to respond to shareholder criticism and will stop using soft dollar commissions to pay for some expenditures. Starting July 1, Fidelity plans to start ...

SIA Soft Dollar Conference – Measured Steps

06/25/2004
Yesterday’s SIA Soft Dollar Conference provided a venue for legislators and proponents to express their views and to re-establish positions on the controversial topic of soft dollars. Of note, the SEC’s Larry ...

Equity Research Spending Projected to Double in Next 5 Years

06/21/2004
US investors are projected to spend almost $19 billion on equity research in 2008 – more than double the $9.2 billion that was spent in 2003. “The equity research industry is ...

Rating Corporate Governance

06/17/2004
Amid the plethora of ratings being applied to corporate entities, Standard & Poors just announced that it has started scoring companies according to their level of corporate governance. The penetration ...

The Soft Dollar Threat

06/15/2004
Currently there is substantial airtime being given to the issue of soft-dollars and what to do about them from a regulatory point of view.  On April 21, 2004, the US ...

Investments growing in Indie Research

06/11/2004
While not yet widespread, the indie research industry has started to see a growing number of external investments in the space, a trend that highlights the dynamic and exciting nature of ...

Reverse Mergers – A Shell Game

06/10/2004
For months there has been speculation that the S.E.C. will be suspending trading of shell companies that have not filed the required reports with the S.E.C. Shell companies are public ...
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