Google Is Shutting Down Its Expert Network
Google has announced that it will be closing the Helpouts expert sharing service effective April 20, 2015. Google says "unfortunately, [the service] hasn't grown at the pace we had expected." ...
Independent Researcher Tracking Management Quality Shuts Down
Independent research firm Chiefist has closed its doors as its founder has moved on to other pursuits. Chiefist analyzed corporate management using a quantitative ranking system. Founder Russell Smith spent ...
R.I.P. Roulston Research
Tom Roulston, son of the founder of Roulston & Company, has closed Roulston Research, a primary research firm specializing in organizing roundtables and forums. The firm's demise ends a long ...
Standard Chartered Exits Equities
Standard Chartered is closing its equities business globally under pressures to cut costs. The UK bank said it was shutting its equity research, cash equities and equity capital markets businesses, ...
NASDAQ Buys Dorsey Wright for $225 Million
Nasdaq announced that it will acquire technical analysis provider Dorsey, Wright & Associates, LLC (DWA). However, the motivation for the purchase is not DWA’s research, but its 17 ETFs and ...
Policy Firm Head Exits and Sells Firm
The founder of McBee Strategic, a Washington policy research and lobbying firm, has been hired as President and CEO of NRG Home, a consumer-oriented subsidiary of NRG Energy. Meanwhile, his ...
Channel Check Firm Shut Down
In a surprise announcement to employees, retail industry media firm Lebhar-Friedman closed its market research subsidiary Beacon Consumer Insights. Beacon, formerly known as Retail Intelligence Group, provided standardized market research ...
Tech Boutique Folds into Odeon Capital
The Murcer Technology Group, a small Scottsdale AZ technology research boutique, appears to have merged with Odeon Capital Group LLC, a NY based investment bank. The two Murcer co-founders, Spencer ...
Rosenblatt Securities Takes Over Wedge Partners
A year after taking over Wedge Partners trading desk, Rosenblatt Securities has now absorbed the rest of the technology research boutique. Wedge Partners founder Kirk Adams is now the head ...
Meredith Whitney Shutters Research Biz and Opens Hedge Fund
Last week, it was reported that well-known financial services analyst, Meredith Whitney, recently shuttered her independent research business and is preparing to launch a long/short hedge fund instead. Ms. Whitney’s ...