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Asian Research Aggregator Smartkarma Raises $4.7 Million

Smartkarma, a Singapore-based research aggregator, raised $4.7 million in a second funding round bringing total capital raised to $7.5 million. The latest financing was received from five Asian institutions including Singapore-based ...

Sustainalytics Launches ESG Indices With Singapore Exchange

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) research firm Sustainalytics partnered with Singapore Exchange (SGX) to launch SGX Sustainability Indices.  Sustainalytics provides the research and ratings for the SGX-listed companies which underpin ...

Layoffs Surge on Wall Street in April

The employment outlook on Wall Street remains fragile as layoffs surged in April to the highest level seen since late last year and new hiring remained restrained reflecting continued caution ...
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Research Aggregator Seed Alpha Moves Beyond Research

Research distribution platform Seed Alpha is reshifting its focus from research aggregation to providing tools to help the buy side to better organize its investment process. After spending two years ...

ValueEngine Adds Chinese Research Reports After Deal With Online Broker

Independent quantitative research firm ValuEngine is offering Chinese language stock reports as a result of partnership with online broker SogoTrade. Melbourne Florida-based ValuEngine produces 12-page PDF reports every day for ...
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Nomura Passes Cash Equities Baton Back to Instinet

During its recent Strategy Day, Nomura indicated that it would once again focus its international cash equities offering on Instinet, a strategy it had adopted in 2012 then abandoned last ...

Chinese Regulators Seek Controls on Distribution of Research Through Social Media

Chinese regulators are requesting Chinese brokerages to implement better controls on distribution of research reports through social media, as equity analysts have increasingly posted videos to promote stock recommendations. In ...

Credit Suisse Subject to Japanese Penalties For Leaking Inside Information

Japanese regulators recommended sanctions against Credit Suisse for leaking non-public information on a company’s earnings forecast according to a Bloomberg article.  As a result, Credit Suisse has halted Japanese research ...

McGraw-Hill to Sell J.D. Power to XIO Group

New York City based McGraw-Hill Financial recently agreed to sell its customer satisfaction survey provider, J.D. Power for $1.1 bln to London-based private equity firm, XIO Group.  The deal is ...

Nomura to Exit European Equities, Again

Continuing its on-again off-again approach to equities, Nomura Holdings Inc., Japan’s largest brokerage, announced it is shutting down its European equity operations. It plans to exit its equity research, sales, ...
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