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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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New York Remains Top Financial Center, Barely

03/24/2015
New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore remain the four leading global financial centers, according to the recently published Global Financial Centers Index.  New York edged out London by one ...
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The Challenges of Short Ideas

03/13/2015
The following is an excerpt from an article on long/short investing by a former partner at Albourne Partners, a leading alternative investment consultancy. While long/short strategies are powerful, shorting is ...
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Why Equity Researchers Are Overworked and Underpaid

03/05/2015
Equity research is a bad business according to Brad Hintz, a former top ranked analyst who retired to academia last fall.  “The institutional equity trading business has long faced margin ...

How Discretionary Are Commission Allocations?

03/04/2015
Woodbine Associates, a capital markets consulting firm, released a new report claiming that US$7.5 billion of U.S. equities commission spending is discretionary.  This flies in the face of perceived wisdom ...
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Hedge Fund Fees Under Pressure

03/03/2015
Although hedge funds enjoyed large inflows last year leading to record assets, asset owners are increasingly pressuring hedge fund management fees, according to a recent article in Chief Investment Officer ...
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IRPs Expect Improving Market Conditions in 2015

03/01/2015
Nearly 60% of independent research firms responding to a survey conducted by Integrity Research in December 2014 and January 2015 reported improved market conditions in 2014.  Median 2014 revenue growth ...
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Bulge Cash Equities Down 11% in 2014

02/22/2015
Cash equities revenues for the top 10 investment banks declined 24% from 2009 to 2014, according to data from Coalition Ltd., a London research firm focused on the investment banking ...
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NASDAQ Cash Equities Up 17% for 2014

01/30/2015
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc reported that its cash equity revenues increased from $190 million in 2013 to $223 million in 2014, an rise of 17.4%.  The fourth quarter was ...
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