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Sidoti Declares Equity Research Model ‘Broken’

05/04/2021
Small cap researcher Sidoti & Company argues that equity research must evolve to become more like the predominantly issuer-paid debt market, where ratings agencies charge issuers fees for coverage of ...
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Former Wall Street Analysts Rebrand and Launch Issuer Sponsored Research Firm, Water Tower Research

08/11/2020
Former Wall Street research veterans, Tim Gerdeman and Shawn Severson, have recently announced the rebranding and launch of their issuer-sponsored equity research and investor intelligence platform, Water Tower Research LLC. ...
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Thai Stock Exchange Adds Issuer-Sponsored Research

07/03/2019
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) initiated a program which will pay securities firms for coverage of small and mid-cap Thai stocks.  A number of stock exchanges have adopted similar ...
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Unregulated Cryptocurrency Research Often Purchased But Not Disclosed

11/28/2018
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 ...
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SEC Accuses Small Cap Research Firm of Fraud

11/09/2018
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 ...
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Nasdaq OMX: Issuer-Paid Conflicts Undermine Research Credibility

07/02/2018
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 ...
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Issuer-Paid Startup in the US Cites MiFID II

06/26/2018
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 ...
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Nordea Grows Issuer-Paid Research

06/01/2018
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 ...
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Singapore Exchange Beefs Up In-House Research Staff

04/19/2018
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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ASX Issuer-Paid Research Under Scrutiny

03/06/2018
A longstanding Australian Securities Exchange program which pays brokers to cover small-cap issuers has received negative media coverage in the wake of a scandal involving one of the covered companies. ...
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