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ASX Issuer-Paid Research Under Scrutiny

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. ...

Australian Regulator Censures Boutique After Implementing Tougher Research Regulations

The Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC), the country’s financial markets regulator, forced a small mining research firm which provides issuer-paid research as well as corporate advisory services to strengthen ...

Scandinavian Banks Turn to Issuer Sponsored Research as MiFID II Solution

Oslo-based bank, DNB has recently announced that it plans to offer “issuer sponsored” research as a way to finance the production of research for uncovered or under covered companies and ...

Sidoti Launches Dedicated Website for Issuer Paid Research

After launching company sponsored research last April, small cap specialist Sidoti & Company has created a separate website to promote the research.  The number of companies under coverage has grown ...

European Exchanges Add Issuer-Paid Research

Anticipating a decline in small-cap research coverage in the wake of MiFID II’s unbundling provisions, Deutsche Börse and Borsa Italiana are promoting issuer-paid research for listed companies. Germany & Italy ...

S&P Launches ESG Ratings

S&P Global Ratings launched a ‘Green Evaluation’ service, an issuer-paid rating of the environmental impact, governance and transparency of securities transactions. The ratings were developed by the Infrastructure Ratings practice ...
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Sidoti Pulls IPO, Launches Issuer-Paid Research

Small cap researcher Sidoti & Company withdrew its IPO, reflecting a lack of investor interest in the proposed offering.  Separately, Sidoti has launched company-sponsored research with modest initial success. Sidoti ...
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SEC Sweeps Issuer-Paid Research Abuses

The US Securities and Exchange Commission took enforcement actions against seven research firms which failed to disclose they were issuer-paid. The SEC filed fraud charges against seven firms that offer ...

Issuer-Paid Firm LifeSci Advisors Adds Public Relations

LifeSci Advisors, a healthcare investor relations consultancy which offers issuer-paid research, has launched a public relations affiliate as it continues to expand its corporate-oriented business model.  Like UK-based Edison Investment ...

SIX Swiss Exchange Launches Issuer-Paid Research Program

SIX Swiss Exchange, Switzerland’s principal stock exchange, launched a visibility program which offers issuer-paid research coverage for its listed small and medium-sized companies.  Interest in issuer-sponsored research has been increasing ...