Browsing: Soft Dollars

Pay Me What You Think It’s Worth

07/16/2013
The Financial Times published an interesting article on research by the chief executive of the UK’s Investment Management Association, the trade association for UK asset managers.  The letter mustered a ...

IMA Appoints Panel to Review Research Market

07/09/2013
The Investment Management Association (IMA), the trade association for UK Asset Managers, announced it has formed a blue ribbon panel to conduct a review of how research is paid for, ...

White Paper on Research

06/04/2013
Frost Consulting and Quark Software have jointly published a white paper which examines recent research trends and the pressures on brokerage research: unbundling of research commissions is increasing competition for ...

FSA Stirs the Commission Pot

03/26/2013
As we reported last October, the Financial Services Authority in the UK is challenging the payment for corporate access with client commissions.  The FSA’s scrutiny goes beyond corporate access, however, ...

More on CSAs

12/11/2012
What, another study of commission sharing arrangements?  Hot on the heels of the Greenwich Associates/Frost Consulting report we discussed last week comes another study of CSAs by Woodbine Associates, a ...

The Times They are A’Changin

12/04/2012
A new study jointly authored by Greenwich Associates and Frost Consulting predicts that asset managers’ procurement of research will change radically in coming years.  Asset owners will scrutinize non-execution commission ...

The Incredible Shrinking Equity Commission Pie

06/04/2012
New York, NY – According to a study released last week by consultant, Greenwich Associates, the US equity commission pool has fallen for the third consecutive year to a level ...

SEC to Banks: Accept Payments Through CCAs

09/24/2010
New York – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued a letter clarifying that investment banks providing proprietary research can be paid through Client Commission Arrangements (CCAs).  This innocuous letter ...

Fidelity Unbundles Research & Execution…Again

12/21/2005
Darien, CT – Following on the heels of its revolutionary deal with Lehman Brothers a few months ago, Boston-based mutual fund giant, Fidelity Investments, has reached its second research unbundling ...
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