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CARES Act Provides Boost to U.S. Indie Research and Alt Data Firms

The recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides up to $349 billion in federally guaranteed loans to help small U.S. businesses, including alternative data and independent ...
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Gerson Lehrman Recruits Heavily Despite Pandemic

Leading expert network GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group) is aggressively expanding despite dislocations from COVID-19, based on our analysis of open positions.  March 2020 new hires – 145 job openings -- ...

Earnest Research Keeps Expanding Despite Alternative Data Chill

Although the alternative data industry is in a period of contraction, consumer-oriented research firm Earnest Research continues to launch new products, the latest being coverage of the streaming media sector. ...

COVID-19 Slows 1Q20 US IPO Activity

US IPO activity was off to a blistering start during the first two months of 2020.  However, the global COVID-19 pandemic brought US IPO activity to a screeching halt in ...
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Consumer Data Firm Ascential Targets Buy-side

Retail information company Ascential hired former Bloomberg alt data head Jeremy Baksht in January to lead its expansion further into the financial services segment.  Over the last few months, Baksht ...

Market Service Inc. Acquires Assets of Thasos Group

Earlier this week, Long Island New York based information services company, Market Services Inc. (MSI) acquired the assets of geolocation data vendor, Thasos Group. Recent MSI Acquisition According to WatersTechnology, ...
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Sell-Side Research Ratings Surge 240% since Beginning of 2020

According to data provided by Invisage, a UK-based investment research performance tracker, sell-side research ratings have surged almost 240% since the beginning of 2020 as research analysts scramble to reassess ...

Capital Markets Research Firm Tabb Group Shutters

Earlier this month, New York-based capital markets research and consulting firm, Tabb Group, announced that it was shuttering its business effective immediately. Recent Announcement Last week, capital markets research and ...

Thoughts on the Corona Virus and its Effects on the Stock Market and Independent Research

The following is excerpted from a recent briefing by Will Richards of the Research Alliance, a leading business development agency for independent research (  This is the third major market correction I ...
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Coronavirus Fosters More Email Interactions as Brokers Struggle to Adapt to WFH

As the sell-side and buy-side work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, email interactions have increased by over 50%, according to research distributor Street Contxt.  At the same time, the ...
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