Browsing: Buy Side

Insider Trading Remains Key Issue For Investors

07/24/2012
Insider trading and social media use by employees are the top compliance concerns among SEC-registered investment advisers according to a recent survey. Nearly three quarters (74%) of RIAs surveyed are conducting ...

Another PM Pleads Guilty

04/17/2012
Prosecutors gained another cooperating witness in their latest insider trading case against hedge fund managers.  Danny Kuo, a former technology fund manager at Whittier Trust Co., pleaded guilty on Friday ...

More Hedge Funds Register Than Originally Expected

03/29/2012
Bloomberg reports that more hedge funds will register with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission than the SEC first predicted, expanding the reach of one of the most controversial requirements ...

Buy-Side Still Votes Using Spreadsheets

01/27/2012
According to a study recently conducted by The Wall Street Transcript group, close to half of all asset managers they spoke with still conduct their regular broker voting process using ...

Hedge Fund Outlook

01/24/2012
A key factor in our relatively sanguine outlook for independent research in 2012 is the state of the hedge fund industry.  If hedge funds languish, it is unlikely the research ...

Indies Remain Popular with Buy-Side, but…

01/17/2012
New York, NY – Despite the difficult market environment experienced by many independent research firms in 2011, institutional investors continue to find these boutique providers to be extremely valuable.  This ...

Buy-Side Use of Trade Ideas

12/20/2011
The following is a guest post from Colin Berthoud, Co-Founder of TIM Group, formerly youDevise Ltd, which merged with First Coverage and rebranded earlier this year. Brokers’ trade ideas have become ...

What the Buy-Side Wants

10/31/2011
New York, NY – A few weeks ago, Institutional Investor magazine released its 2011 All American Research Team.  As part of II’s survey of 3,500 analysts and portfolio managers at ...

What Institutional Investors Want

08/30/2011
One of the drawbacks of the convoluted payment process for investment research is the difficulty that research providers have in determining what their clients truly value.  While there is ample ...

SEC “Kicks the Can Down the Road” with Hedge Fund Registration

07/11/2011
New York, NY – A few weeks ago, the Securities and Exchange Commission finalized rules requiring registration of most hedge fund managers with either their state or the SEC.  The ...
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