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IRP CrossBorder Capital Revenues Fell in FY 2022 but the Firm Remains Ahead

CrossBorder Capital, a London-based independent research firm focused on capital flows, saw its turnover shrink 21% for the fiscal year ending March 2022.  Nevertheless, revenues remain 32% higher than before ...

Tier1 CRM Acquired by SS&C

Yesterday publicly traded provider of software and services for the financial services and healthcare industries, SS&C Technology Holdings, Inc., acquired the sell-side Tier1 CRM business and related assets from Tier1 ...
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Independent Research Firms Top Investment Banks for Buy Recommendation Performance

The buy recommendations from independent research boutiques have bested their investment bank rivals over the last three years, according to performance information collected by Investars, a research performance measurement and ...

Cowen Launches Digital Asset Division Offering Trading & Digital Asset Analysis for Institutional Investors

A few months ago, global investment bank Cowen Inc., announced the launch of its digital asset division, Cowen Digital, LLC.  Not only does the new division offer trade execution and ...

Eighteen States Join Missouri’s Probe into ESG Rater Sustainalytics

The politicization of ESG research continues as eighteen Republican attorneys general lent support to the Missouri Attorney General’s effort in “pushing back against woke ESG investing.” Politicians are capitalizing on ...

ESG Ratings Providers Push Back on EU Regulation Proposals

Recently, a number of major ESG ratings providers have all begun to pushed back on various EU proposals to regulate the market for ESG data and ratings. ESG Ratings Providers ...

ESG Ratings Firm EcoVadis Buys ESG Data Startup

Just a few weeks after closing a $500 million capital raise, Paris-based EcoVadis purchased ecotrek, a small German firm which specializes in ESG data mining.  Ecotrek’s automated data collection of ...
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Forensic Research Firm Bedrock AI Uses NLP for Short Ideas

After raising $1 million in seed capital last year, Toronto-based Bedrock AI is seeking to expand its forensic analysis of regulatory filings.  Although the current market environment is more conducive ...

Equity Hedge Funds Begin Second Half of 2022 with Gains

According to Chicago-based hedge fund research and consulting firm HFR, hedge funds posted a modest 1.3% gain in July, despite accelerating inflation, interest rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve, ...
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US Bulge Equities Thrive During First Half of 2022 While Credit Suisse Flails

Among the biggest global equity businesses, US firms continue to take share from their European rivals as the very largest franchises become ever more dominant. Credit Suisse announced yet another ...
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