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US Equity Commissions Fell Slightly According To Latest Greenwich Survey

US equity commissions fell 1% for the 12 months ended mid-February 2016, according to the latest Greenwich Associates’ North American Equity survey.  Commissions fell to an estimated $9.65 billion for ...
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Agency Partners Makes Debut on Extel Rankings

London-based Agency Partners, a fundamental research boutique, made its first appearance on the 2016 Extel rankings as the 8th ranked independent research firm.  It was one of only three fundamental ...

Rising Trading Costs Will Make CSAs Less Appealing

Greenwich Associates said sales-trader execution of single stocks rose to about 51% in the US -- the first increase since 2011, according to a Bloomberg article.  In Europe, sales traders ...

Pension Funds Exit Hedge Funds Compounding Industry Pain

Pension funds are pulling out of hedge funds, according to a Financial Times article.  At the same time data tracker Preqin says the world's biggest hedge funds lost market share ...
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Investment Bank Cash Equities Revenues Fell 13% In Q1 2016

Investment bank cash equity revenues fell 12.7% from the prior year in in the first quarter of 2016 according to Tricumen, a UK-based market intelligence provider specializing in investment banks.  ...

BCG Recommends Greater Research Price Transparency For Banks

As their return on equity declines, investment banks need to become more like information companies, not giving away their research to generate trading, according to a recent Boston Consulting Group ...

TABB: Commissions Down, Execution Costs Up

European buy-side traders expect equity commissions to fall in 2016 and execution costs to rise, according to a TABB Group survey.  For the sell side, being in the top five, ...

Are You On Wall Street’s Secret Preferred Client List?

As we wrote on Friday, news recently leaked out about Citigroup’s secret “Focus Five” list of top clients that get preferred treatment from the bank’s equity research department.  While this ...

Number of Hedge Funds Shrink in the 4th Quarter

According to Hedge Fund Research, more hedge funds were shuttered in the 4th Qtr of 2015 than at any time since the financial crisis and outstripping the number of new ...
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Investment Bank Cash Equities Revenues Increased 8% in 2015

Investment bank cash equity revenues grew 7.6% in 2015 according to Tricumen, a UK-based market intelligence provider specializing in investment banks. Cash equities operating revenues increased from $13.1 billion in ...
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