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Bulge Shows Solid Equities First Half

08/03/2015
With all the large investment banks having reported, equity revenues for the second quarter ending June 30th were down 4% from the first quarter but up 21% from a year ...
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Study Predicts Turnaround in Turnover Ratios

07/24/2015
Abel Noser Solutions, a trade cost analysis provider, released a report predicting that turnover ratios have stopped falling and will rebound, according to an article in Traders Magazine. While encouraging, ...
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US Bulge Equities Had Strong Second Quarter

07/21/2015
The largest US based investment banks reported strong equities revenues for the second quarter of 2015, with year over year growth averaging 21%. Sequential growth from the first quarter faltered ...
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Tougher Times In Shortsville

06/23/2015
An article in The New York Times highlights the difficult market for short investors, a problem which is affecting forensic research firms and other research firms which generate short ideas.  ...
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11% of Hedge Funds Control 90%+ Of Assets

05/29/2015
Preqin, an alternative investment data provider, announced that over 90% of hedge fund assets are held by just 11% of the managers.  Five hundred and seventy hedge funds manage at ...
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Do or Die for Barclays Asian Pacific Cash Equities Business

05/07/2015
In a a recent Bloomberg article,  the head of Barlay’s equity unit in Asia Pacific says that the cash equities business in the region is close to breakeven. The inference, ...
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The Research Industry Has Similar Structure to Asset Management

05/05/2015
A recent article on the asset management industry in Chief Investment Officer magazine evokes strong parallels between the structure of asset management industry and that of investment research. Consolidation, or ...
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Publicly Traded Asset Managers See Equity Outflows

05/04/2015
An article in Pension & Investments reports that publicly traded money management firms continued to see investors push away from active equity strategies in the first three months of 2015. ...

US IPO Volume Plunges in 1st Qtr

04/27/2015
While equity commission volumes surged for many Wall Street firms in the first quarter, IPO volume plunged during that same period, falling to the lowest level seen since the first ...
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Hedge Fund Launches Declined 2% in 2014

03/28/2015
HFR (Hedge Fund Research, Inc.) announced that hedge fund launches declined 2% in 2014 from the prior year from 1,060 funds to 1,040 funds.   Launches remain well below the ...
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