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K2 (Kroll Ratings) Moves into GLG Space

05/17/2014
K2 Intelligence, an investigative consultancy founded by Jeremy and Jules Kroll, is filling the space vacated by Gerson Lehrman Group as GLG moves its headquarters into state-of-the-art new offices at ...

Moody’s Acquires KPO Provider Amba Research

12/16/2013
New York, NY – Last week global credit ratings firm, Moody’s Corp, acquired Bangalore and New York-based investment research and knowledge outsourcing provider Amba Research Services for an undisclosed sum.  ...

A Merger for Mergermarket?

11/25/2013
Mergermarket Group, a successful business intelligence research firm covering the M&A, distressed, and debt markets, is being auctioned by Pearson, the parent of the Financial Times which currently owns Mergermarket. ...

SEC Condones Fixed Income Soft Dollars

09/10/2013
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently issued a no action letter to Carolina Capital Markets, Inc. confirming that it is permissible to use commissions generated by fixed income securities ...

Morningstar Beefs Up Ratings Business With Controversial Tillman Hire

09/03/2013
Last week Morningstar, Inc. made its latest move to beef up its ratings business by hiring Vickie Tillman as president of its ratings division.  Ms. Tillman’s hire has been viewed ...

Objective Ratings? I Said That?

04/25/2013
Standard & Poor’s weighed in with its initial response to the U.S. Justice Department’s lawsuit that its ratings on structured debt defrauded investors.  Its 26-page motion to dismiss the Government’s ...

Standard & Soon to be Poor

02/07/2013
The Department of Justice’s 119 page complaint against Standard & Poor’s is a devastating depiction of S&P’s ratings of residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS) and collateralized debt obligations (CDOs).  S&P ...

Subprime Fraud Case Against Ratings Agencies To Move Forward

08/20/2012
New York, NY – Last week, a Manhattan US District Judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to hold S&P and Moody’s responsible for misleading investors about the safety of ...

Markit Acquires Data Explorers

04/03/2012
Markit, a financial information provider best known for its CDS data, announced the acquisition of Data Explorers, a provider of securities lending data, from mid-market private equity firm Bowmark Capital. ...

New Conflict Rules for Debt Research

03/08/2012
We are pleased to include below Fried Frank’s analysis of the new conflict rules for debt research recently proposed by FINRA, kindly provided by Linda Riefberg.  The biographies of the ...
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