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Appeals Court Rules that Web Scraping Bots May Be Illegal

07/30/2020
As the landmark hiQ Labs v. LinkedIn web scraping case is being considered for review by the US Supreme Court, a new legal defense against web harvesting has arisen.  The ...
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Europeans Waste No Time Rolling Back Research Unbundling

07/27/2020
Ostensibly part of a COVID-19 relief package, the European Commission will unwind requirements to pay for equity research on small-cap stocks separately from trading commissions.  Fixed income research will also ...
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COVID-19 Push to Pass US Federal Privacy Law

07/17/2020
Republican Senators recast their data privacy legislation as a response to the coronavirus pandemic, in an attempt to get their version passed before the coming election.  Although Democrats would prefer ...
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HiQ Asks Supreme Court to Let Landmark Web Scraping Ruling Stand

07/03/2020
Responding to LinkedIn’s appeal to the US Supreme Court, hiQ Labs filed a brief urging the court to ignore the petition and thus preserve the Ninth Circuit’s blockbuster ruling which ...
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A Few Takeaways from the ‘Unbundling Uncovered’ Conference

06/26/2020
Substantive Research’s influential conference on investment research went virtual Wednesday, covering the status of research unbundling as Europe considers rolling back MiFID II, as well as the impact of COVID-19 ...
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Why EU Backsliding on Research Unbundling Matters

06/22/2020
Recent articles dismissing potential EU reforms to MiFID II’s unbundling provisions are missing broader ramifications.  EU regulators have shown themselves to be increasingly skeptical about the consequences of research unbundling, ...
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Despite MiFID II, Commission Rates Remain Higher in Europe than US

06/02/2020
Although MiFID II’s research unbundling provisions narrowed the spread between US equities commission rates and those of the UK and Europe, US rates remain at least a third lower, according ...
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Yodlee’s Credit Card Transaction Data Goes Under the Microscope

05/29/2020
Leading transaction data provider Envestnet Yodlee is under increasing scrutiny since three members of the US Congress called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the firm for privacy violations.  ...
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The ROI of Research Transparency – Pivotal Moment in the US?

05/26/2020
The following is a guest article by Neil Scarth, Principal of Frost Consulting (http://www.frostconsulting.co.uk/) which provides customizable research budgeting/valuation frameworks and research spending databases.  Frost Consulting recently collaborated with Evercore ...
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CARES Act Provides Boost to U.S. Indie Research and Alt Data Firms

04/02/2020
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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