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Natixis Exited Cash Equities After Implementing ODDO Partnership

French bank Natixis shut down its US and UK cash equities businesses after finalizing a joint venture with Franco-German investment bank ODDO BHF Securities to combine the firms’ French cash ...

BCA Research Shutters Products & Reinvests to Focus on New Markets

Effective August 1, 2018, BCA Research plans to shut down five of its existing research products which management says are underperforming.  However, the firm plans to reinvest the savings from ...

StockViews Raises Capital To Exit Aggregation

A year after its previous capital raise, UK equity research platform StockViews completed a venture funding round to accelerate investment in AI technology and hire dedicated analysts for its platform.  ...
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Latest MiFID II Guidance Fails to Bring Relief to Independent Boutiques

Despite lobbying by independent boutiques, new guidance from European regulators ignored requests for exemptions from MiFID II strictures for research providers which do not have trading desks or offer investment ...

Kepler Cheuvreux Rebalances Ownership

In a validation of its symbiotic business model, Paris-based Kepler Cheuvreux restructured its ownership as former Barclays head Bob Diamond and Swiss private bank Edmond de Rothschild purchased shares held ...

Canaccord Genuity Adds Three Analysts to UK Financials Team

Canadian investment bank, Canaccord Genuity, recently announced that it had added three experienced equity research analysts to its UK-based Financials research.  Management noted that MiFID II was part of the ...

Nasdaq OMX: Issuer-Paid Conflicts Undermine Research Credibility

The head of Nasdaq’s Nordic operations, which provides issuer-paid coverage for stocks listed on its exchange, questioned whether the conflicts inherent in the issuer-sponsored business model were any improvement over ...

Frost Consulting Collaborates With European Rating Agency to Evaluate Research Procurement

Frost Consulting, a London-based consulting firm focused on commission unbundling, has jointly launched with Berlin-based Scope Analysis a 'Research Process Rating' designed to reassure asset owners that research processes are ...

Blackrock Launches Alternative Data Funds in Europe

Blackrock’s aggressive promotion of its ‘quantamental’ investment products is prodding other asset managers to adopt alternative data techniques in response.  Blackrock’s European launch of its alternative data-driven Advantage Series represents ...

2018 Extel Research Results Belie MiFID II Unbundling Turmoil

Exane BNP Paribas dominated the 2018 Extel survey, retaining its top equity research and sales rankings and claiming the categories of best overall broker and best overall research. Absolute Strategy ...
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