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Unregulated Cryptocurrency Research Often Purchased But Not Disclosed

In the wild west of cryptocurrencies, it is common practice for issuers to buy positive coverage, according to a Reuters special report.  Nevertheless, we are documenting increasing institutional quality research ...

SEC Accuses Small Cap Research Firm of Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged a US small cap stock research firm, SeeThruEquity LLC, and its co-founders with defrauding investors by falsely claiming its reports were ‘unbiased’ and ‘not ...

State Street Global Advisors Launches More Kensho ETFs

State Street Global Advisors, sponsor of the popular SPDR series of ETFs, initiated three additional SPDR ETFs based on indices developed by alternative data firm Kensho Technologies. The three new ...
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French Independent AlphaValue Launches Crowdfunding Site

Paris-based AlphaValue, a leading European independent research firm which has embraced various business models, launched new website branded ‘Slice by AlphaValue’ which allows investors to ‘co-finance’ coverage for specific stocks.  ...
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New Kensho ETFs Illustrate Joys & Frustrations of Passive Product

Three ETFs based on indices developed by AI researcher Kensho Technologies, recently acquired by S&P Global, are slowly gaining assets – and income to the sponsors.  The new products demonstrate ...

Nasdaq OMX: Issuer-Paid Conflicts Undermine Research Credibility

The head of Nasdaq’s Nordic operations, which provides issuer-paid coverage for stocks listed on its exchange, questioned whether the conflicts inherent in the issuer-sponsored business model were any improvement over ...

Issuer-Paid Startup in the US Cites MiFID II

Using MiFID II as a rationale, a US consumer analyst from Wunderlich Securities has set up a new issuer-sponsored research firm. Eric M. Beder launched Small Cap Consumer Research, LLC focused ...

Nordea Grows Issuer-Paid Research

Nordea aspires to be the largest provider of commissioned research in the Nordic region, as the firm blamed MiFID II’s research unbundling provisions for disadvantaging smaller companies.  Nordea's actions are ...

Alternative Data Firm Yewno Fuels Nasdaq Indices

Alternative data aggregator Yewno partnered with Nasdaq to create new indices focused on emerging technologies.  Yewno data will also be added to Nasdaq’s Analytics Hub. The new indices, which are ...

Singapore Exchange Beefs Up In-House Research Staff

The Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX), which was one of the first exchanges to pay research providers for coverage of listed companies, has been adding staff to produce reports on firms ...
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