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2016 Outlook: Commissions

Despite a downer finish, 2015 was a positive year for equity commissions and by extension, research payments. We estimate that global equity commission rose about 12% to over $30 billion ...

ETFs Set New Records in 2015

The number of ETF sponsors grew 18% in 2015 as a record number of new companies issued ETFs. At the same time cash inflows to ETFs and the number of ...

US Equity Analysts Upbeat about Research Industry

The following is a guest commentary from John Gallagher, Managing Director at Ludwig Wessel & Associates, an executive search firm specializing in the financial services industry, and is based on ...
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Analysts Predict Regulations Will Disrupt Equities Trading

Over three-quarters of equity analysts who cover global capital markets institutions expect new banking regulations to disrupt equity-trading business models over the next five years, according to a survey conducted ...
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US Is Losing The IPO Race

Global IPO volumes have declined 30% year to date from 2014 levels, according to statistics compiled by Renaissance Capital an IPO research provider and manager of IPO-focused ETFs. US IPO ...
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US Cash Equities Volumes Up in Third Quarter & Year To Date

US cash equity trading volumes, consolidated across all US equity exchanges, increased 29% in the third quarter year over year, from 363 billion shares traded to 468 billion. Third quarter ...
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Another Concern For Equity Long-Only Managers

Buy-side industry watcher Cerulli Associates predicts that Baby Boomer retirement withdrawals in the U.S. will outpace contributions in 2016, depleting the assets of long-only managers.  We examined industry statistics and ...

Greenwich Struggles With Its Math

Greenwich Associates said that UBS and Morgan Stanley are the two leading providers of European equity research with market shares of 8.8% and 8.5% respectively, according to its latest European ...

Equities Headcount Down Despite Revenue Growth

Coalition, a consulting firm focused on the investment banking industry, is predicting 12.5% growth in equities revenues for 2015. At the same time, Coalition is showing continuing declines in equities ...

August Was A Good Month For US Cash Equities

Intercontinental Exchange, parent of the New York Stock Exchange, reported that its U.S. cash equities average daily volume (ADV) in August was up 62% over the prior year. Year to ...
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