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New York Remains Top Financial Center, Barely

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 ...

The Challenges of Short Ideas

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 ...

Why Equity Researchers Are Overworked and Underpaid

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?

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 ...

Hedge Fund Fees Under Pressure

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 ...

IRPs Expect Improving Market Conditions in 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 ...

Bulge Cash Equities Down 11% in 2014

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 ...

NASDAQ Cash Equities Up 17% for 2014

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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