Browsing: Commentary

A Day in the Life of an Equity Associate

08/23/2011
A recent article on a job recruiting website outlines a day in the life of an equity associate, detailing salary expectations as well as a description of an associate’s role.  ...

MNPI Not Only Risk for Buy-Side

08/15/2011
New York, NY – In the past nine months, many buy-side investors have been focused on trying to identify and mitigate the risk of receiving either material nonpublic information or ...

Are Execution-Only Agency Brokers Dying?

08/08/2011
New York, NY – The past few years have been extremely challenging for many participants in the global financial markets, but none have had a more difficult time than execution-only ...

A (Bearish) Look at Increased Corporate Insider Trading

08/03/2011
New York- This week the news reported that “corporate insiders are selling their companies’ shares at an abnormally fast pace”.  Some independent research on this irregular activity can be precious. Last ...

The Insider Trading Show Renews

06/21/2011
In the latest installment of the Insider Trading Show, Winifred Jiau, an expert affiliated with Primary Global Research (PGR), was convicted on counts of securities fraud and conspiracy to pass ...

Broker Thyself

06/14/2011
A new report on European independent research suggests that independent research will offer more agency brokerage payment options.  We have seen agency brokers such as ITG and Instinet embracing independent ...

Meeting the Regulators

05/31/2011
New York – Meetings with various staff at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week indicated that research remains an important topic on the regulatory agenda despite the challenges ...

Consolidating Expert Networks

05/17/2011
New York – The downsizing of the expert network industry has begun.  Business Connect China, a China-based expert network, is merging with Circle of Experts and Tribeca Insights to form ...

Expert Networks Not Out of the Woods Yet

05/16/2011
New York, NY – Last week Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam was found guilty on all 14 counts against him for insider trading.  Immediately, many journalists concluded that this outcome ...

Are Channel Checks Legit?

05/09/2011
New York, NY – Last November, buy-side analysts were shocked as the growing insider trading investigation seemed to call into question their use of expert networks and channel checks.  In ...
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