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French Attack MiFID II Research Unbundling Provisions

Here’s a delicious irony: Brexit will allow Europe to throw off the yoke of burdensome UK regulation – in this case research unbundling rules imposed by UK regulators while MiFID ...

Liberum Potentially in Play

UK small cap broker Liberum is said to be in talks to be purchased by Macquarie for up to £100 million according to an article in Financial News.  Liberum management ...
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Takeaways from London

Earlier this week, I was in London to moderate a panel at the 4th annual Substantive Research Unbundling Uncovered conference addressing industry developments surrounding MiFID II.  While in the City, ...

High Flying Berenberg Crashes to Earth

After growing its equities business 69% in 2017, Hamburg-based private bank Berenberg is reportedly eliminating over 100 equities jobs, as MiFID II bites.  Its previously announced ambitions to attack the ...

Stifel Buys MainFirst Which Bought…

A month after agreeing to buy Raymond James’ European brokerage business, Germany's Mainfirst Bank is selling its equities business to US mid-market bank Stifel, as post-MiFID II consolidation continues. Terms ...

Fourth Annual Unbundling Uncovered Conference Slated to be Held in London

On Tuesday, November 13th, Substantive Research will be holding its fourth annual Unbundling Uncovered conference in London to foster an industry-wide discussion of how the financial services industry is adapting ...

UK Research Coverage Slipping Though Analyst Hiring Holding Steady Post MiFID II

Data compiled by Reuters shows that research coverage of both small cap and larger cap companies has dropped since the implementation of MiFID II at the beginning of 2018.  Despite ...

Raymond James Exits European Research

Raymond James is selling its European equity research operations to Frankfurt-based MainFirst Bank, as post-MiFID II consolidation continues. MainFirst Bank AG announced it is acquiring the European institutional brokerage business ...
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Aston Martin IPO Reveals Limited Change to UK IPO Process

Despite reforms making it easier for ‘unconnected’ analysts to access pre-IPO information, few independent research firms are covering the first IPO under the new process: Aston Martin’s glitzy new offering. ...

Baader Helvea and AlphaValue Partner For Research Distribution

Baader Helvea, a mid-tier German investment bank, will be the exclusive distribution partner for the pan-European research product of Paris-based AlphaValue, a leading independent research firm. Baader Bank, which currently ...
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