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UK Regulators Will Re-Bundle Small Cap and Independent Research

04/30/2021
The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) proposes to go further than its European counterpart in unwinding MiFID II’s unbundling provisions as it adjusts to new Brexit realities.  Although the scope ...
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Europe Must Revise MiFID II to Achieve ESG Ambitions

04/12/2021
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.  MiFID II poses an existential threat to ...
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AT&T Accused of Violating Regulation Fair Disclosure

03/23/2021
When Securities and Exchange Commission charged AT&T with violating Regulation Fair Disclosure, it singled out three investor relations executives rather than the CFO that directed them to be ‘working the ...
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Covid Accelerates Outsourcing Trend Across the Street

03/01/2021
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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Former SEC Staffer Joins Atheneum as CCO and General Counsel

01/28/2021
Berlin-based expert network, Atheneum Partners, recently announced the hiring of former SEC Senior Counsel and Wall Street compliance attorney, Susan Mathews as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Atheneum’s Recent ...
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SEC Concerns about Alternative Data Risks

12/22/2020
In recent weeks a few law firms and trade associations have been discussing the various concerns the SEC has expressed about asset managers’ use of alternative data – including MNPI, ...
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Europe Re-bundles Small and Mid-Cap Research

11/27/2020
The European Parliament passed legislation allowing investment firms to pay for small and mid-cap research using client commissions, as part of a larger Covid-19 relief package.  The move further isolates ...
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EU Considers Further Broadening of Unbundling Reform

10/16/2020
Despite an internal study concluding that MiFID II has not reduced research coverage, EU regulators are considering expanding proposed exemptions to MiFID II’s unbundling provisions.  The concerted EU efforts to ...
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Yodlee’s Privacy Woes Deepen

09/30/2020
Following an FTC investigation into its privacy controls, Envestnet Yodlee, which is the leading provider of credit card transaction data, now faces a class action suit filed in California which ...
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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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