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Covid Accelerates Outsourcing Trend Across the Street

The following article was written by Mr. Kuni Chen, CFA, a former sell-side equity research analyst and the Director of Research Advisory Practice at Compliance Risk Concepts. Today, many nonregistered firms ...
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2020 Bulge Bank Equities Results: US Banks Prosper at Expense of Non-US Banks

Thanks to a pandemic-induced surge in trading, equities revenues for the nine largest equities franchises soared 20% in 2020 to $49 billion from $40.6 billion a year ago.  However, not ...

Cowen Hires Former Oppenheimer Cybersecurity Analyst

New York based investment bank Cowen Inc. (NASDAQ: COWN) recently announced that former Oppenheimer research analyst, Shaul Eyal, has joined the firm’s equity research team to cover cybersecurity and information ...

Neuravest Research Launches AI Driven Portfolio Construction Management Platform

Atlanta-based Neuravest Research, a provider of AI-driven investment solutions, recently announced its launch and the public release of its portfolio construction and management platform, designed to help asset managers achieve ...
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LinkedIn: Modest 2021 Increase in Equity Research Analyst Compensation Despite Increased Usage

Although research interactions have surged during the pandemic, equity research compensation remained little changed in 2021 from 2019 levels, according to statistics collected by LinkedIn.  Median bonuses increased from $24,000 ...

NLP Applications in Investment Research

The following is a guest article written by Tejas Shastry, serial entrepreneur and Chief Data Scientist of GreenKey (GK).   GK leverages NLP to convert complex, mission critical audio and text ...
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Over Two Dozen Banks Have Exited or Restructured Equities Units

Commerzbank’s recent plan to shut down its equities unit is part of a broader trend of restructuring the low-margin business.  By our count, twenty-five banks have re-engineered their equities units ...

Consumer Edge Acquires Web Data Firm Savvr

Earlier this week, independent investment research and alternative data firm, Consumer Edge, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Portland-based web scraping data provider Savvr. Recent Savvr Acquisition Founded ...
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New Short-Only Research Firm Rejects ‘Activist’ Business Model

As 'activist' research firm Citron Research shuts down its short research after being targeted by retail investors, a new short ideas firm, The Bindle Paper, is embracing a subscription-based revenue ...

Commerzbank to Exit Equities

Emulating rival Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank will be shutting down its equities business as part of a larger restructuring plan. Commerzbank is searching for a partner willing to provide outsourced equity ...
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