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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 is proposing to unwind requirements to pay for equity research on small-cap stocks separately from trading commissions.  Fixed income research ...
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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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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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Expert Networks Continue to Present Compliance Challenges

02/17/2020
The following is a guest article by Susan Mathews, Principal & Founder of Madigail Consulting, LLC a securities compliance consultant providing research and ethics compliance, training and external CCO services ...
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France Proposes Sweeping Reform to MiFID II Unbundling

02/04/2020
A report sponsored by French regulators recommended extensive revisions to MiFID II’s research inducement rules.  Unlike a MiFID II review conducted UK regulators which supported the status quo, French opposition ...
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