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Nordea Grows Issuer-Paid Research

Nordea aspires to be the largest provider of commissioned research in the Nordic region, as the firm blamed MiFID II’s research unbundling provisions for disadvantaging smaller companies.  Nordea's actions are ...

Moody’s Invests In French Alternative Data Firm

QuantCube Technology, a Paris-based alternative data firm, raised $5 million in capital from Moody’s Corporation and Five Capital, a venture fund with ties to Caisse des Dépôts Group and Kingdom ...
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Redburn May Be Downsizing A Bit

Three research analysts and a salesperson have recently left London-based Redburn, one of the largest independent research firms, according to the FCA Register, suggesting that the firm may be paring ...
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Notes from London: The Impact of MiFID II Is Concerning

Following a trip to London last week, the feedback we received from all market participants was that MiFID II was likely to have a larger than expected impact on the ...

Batman vs. Superman: Can Active Asset Managers Fight Back Against the Quants?

The following is a guest article written by Fabrice Bouland, CEO and co-founder of Paris-based research portal Alphametry. Active managers are feeling the heat.  Risk premia strategies, robot-advisors, systematic funds and ...
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Research Fees Update: Research Pricing Remains Opaque Post-MiFID II

With the exception of low-ball subscriptions for ‘marketing chum’ written research, MiFID II has not changed the way research is priced all that much.  Most banks are quoting custom fees ...

European Boutiques Ask For Exemption From MiFID II Rules

Arguing that “the current market for research under MiFID II is not functioning effectively,” the trade organization representing European independent research providers is requesting that European regulators exclude independents from ...

France To Create ‘Data Commons’ To Foster Alternative Data

As part of a broader initiative to stimulate investment in artificial intelligence, France proposes to implement policies designed to facilitate the creation of alternative data.  However, potential restrictions on the ...

The Big Data & Machine Learning Revolution

In a few weeks, big data analytics provider RavenPack, will be holding its premier one day event on big data and machine learning in London.  Speakers at this year’s conference ...

Barclays Adds Equity Strategist from JPMorgan

Last week global investment bank Barclays Plc announced that it has added Emmanuel Cau as Head of European Equity Strategy following an extensive career at JPMorgan Chase.  Mr. Cau will ...
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