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Sluggish Wall Street Jobs Outlook Continues in April 2024

Wall Street layoffs plunged in April to hit 888 layoffs, marking the third consecutive drop in monthly layoffs.  At the same time, hiring plans at investment banks and brokerage firms ...

China Sell-Side Research Contracts after Commissions Cut and Soft Dollars Banned

According to articles from several news agencies, the brokerage industry in China is in the midst of a slowdown, a trend that is prompting many firms to slash both compensation ...

Expert Networks Continues Meager Growth Led By PE Industry in 2023

Expert networks, which specialize in connecting users to industry experts, continued to experience moderate growth in 2023, according to a study released by Inex One, an expert network marketplace.   2023 ...
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Mixed U.S. IPO Activity in February 2024

US IPO activity posted a mixed performance in February 2024 as 10 new deals were priced during the month, equal to the number of deals priced during the same month ...

Will Clients Agree With UK Asset Managers’ Possible Move to Using Commissions to Pay for Research Once Again?

Since July 2023, the UK asset management industry has been discussing whether the research payment optionality proposed by Rachel Kent in her UK Investment Research Review is realistic, particularly since ...

UK Proposes Unwinding MiFID II Unbundling Requirements

Last Monday evening the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his first Mansion House speech.  In this speech, Hunt said that he accepted all the recommendations made in Rachel Kent’s ...
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Key Takeaways from Unbundling Uncovered USA 2023

The following is a guest article by Mike Carrodus, founder of Substantive Research, a research curation and benchmarking service, summarizing topics discussed at the firm’s recent New York conference focused ...

Buy-Side Spending on Investment Research Expected to Continue Falling in 2023

According to Integrity Research’s annual research industry outlook, spending by global asset managers on sell-side and independent research is expected to fall 3.5% in 2023 – marking the second consecutive ...
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Banks Hate to Say ‘Sell’ But Largest Firms Show Discipline

Investment banks averaged eight buy recommendations for every sell recommendation during 2022, according to data from Investars, a research performance measurement firm.  In contrast, independent research firms tracked by Investars ...
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20 Years On: Research’s Business Model is Flawed yet Endures

This is the final installment of five-part series on the state of the investment research industry. Here are links to the first, second, third, and fourth installments. In 2017, bank ...
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