Browsing: North America

Senator Jumps Aboard Insider Trading Bandwagon

05/23/2011
New York, NY – According to the Wall Street Journal, Iowa Senator Charles Grassley, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, has recently started an investigation into potential insider ...

Behind the Numbers to launch hedge fund

05/19/2011
According to MarketWatch, the independent short idea research firm Behind the Numbers is launchig its own hedge fun later this year: Behind the Numbers, an independent research firm known for warning ...

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 ...

Rebranding Gerson Lehrman

05/10/2011
New York – Gerson Lehrman Group Inc. (GLG), the leading expert network provider, has quietly launched a new rebranding strategy.  GLG has reformed itself into two new brands:  GLG Research, ...

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 ...

Behavioral Finance lessons from BP

05/06/2011
New York – A forthcoming paper analyzes BP from a behavioral finance perspective. One of the main findings is that insufficient knowledge, or acknowledgment, of BP’s corporate culture led analysts ...

Using Trade Data to Follow Glencore

05/05/2011
New York – With an $11-billion initial public offering in the works, there’s intense interest in, but limited new disclosures from the resolutely low-profile Glencore AG. We recently came across ...

The Tax Man Cometh – Even for Research Providers

05/02/2011
New York, NY – As fiscal troubles deepen across most of the U.S., many states are desperately seeking ways to collect more tax revenue from sources never targeted before.  This ...

Alternative Research Profile: Risk Control Strategies (RCS)

04/29/2011
New York – Today, we’d like to highlight a research firm that has recently come to our attention: Risk Control Strategies (RCS) provides investigative services to the alternative investment community. RCS ...

SEC Sweeps Alpha Capture Platforms

04/19/2011
New York – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has conducted a series of ‘sweeps’ focusing on ‘alpha capture’ platforms, according to a panelist at the recent Investorside Members’ Day ...
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