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Will Clients Agree With UK Asset Managers’ Possible Move to Using Commissions to Pay for Research Once Again?

Since July 2023, the UK asset management industry has been discussing whether the research payment optionality proposed by Rachel Kent in her UK Investment Research Review is realistic, particularly since ...

Is the SEC Asleep at the Switch Regarding Research Payments?

The following guest article was written by Robert Nowicki, a commission management consultant with more than twenty years of experience managing the global commission management divisions of major Wall Street ...

SEC 2024 Exam Priorities: Information Security, Operational Resiliency, AML, AI, Crypto, & ESG

Last week, the SEC’s Division of Examinations announced its 2024 examination priorities.  A few of the key issues the SEC plans to focus on in their examinations next year include ...

Hedge Funds Outperform Volatile Markets in September 2023

According to Chicago-based hedge fund research and consulting firm HFR, hedge funds as measured by the HFRI 500 Fund Weighted Composite Index declined 0.37%, outperforming the S&P 500 Index which ...

Buy-Side Research Budgets Continue to Shrink Despite Rebundling Potential

According to a recent study conducted by Substantive Research, a UK-based research discovery and research spend analytics provider, asset managers’ average research budgets have continued to shrink in 2023, reflecting ...

Financial Industry Urges SEC to Withdraw AI Proposal

Last week, a group of 14 trade associations has asked the SEC to withdraw its proposed rule on investment advisers’ and broker dealers’ use of artificial intelligence, saying the rule ...

Bloomberg Survey Shows ESG Spending Expected to Increase in 2023

Spending on ESG data is expected to increase rapidly in 2023, according to a new survey of more than 100 portfolio managers, climate risk executives, and data management executives conducted ...

Hedge Funds Remain Strong in July 2023

According to Chicago-based hedge fund research and consulting firm HFR, hedge funds as measured by the HFRI 500 Fund Weighted Composite Index rose 1.54% in July 2023 as artificial intelligence, ...

Deloitte’s 2023 Report on Financial Service Use of Alternative Data and AI

Deloitte recently released their Financial Services Industry 2023 Predictions, which focus heavily on the use of alternative data by asset managers.  The following article provides a quick review of the ...

The SEC’s Initial Proposal to Regulate AI in Financial Markets

On July 26th, 2023 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed an initial set of regulations aimed at addressing the potential conflicts of interest that could arise from companies’ ...
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