SEC Confirms they are Actively Seeking MiFID II Solutions


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Welcome to Integrity's free ResearchWatch newsletter for the week of 05/20/2019.  A few of the key research and alternative data industry developments we wrote about last week include Liquidnet's acquisition of UK research aggregator, RSRCHXchange; Bank of America's roll out of its own alternative data unit emulating UBS' alt data efforts; and, comments by two SEC representatives revealing they are actively looking for market-led solutions to enable asset managers to pay for research once their temporary no-action letter lapses next year (see below).

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SEC Confirms they are Actively Seeking MiFID II Solutions
At an industry conference held last week, two SEC representatives acknowledged that the commission is actively looking for solutions to enable asset managers to pay for US broker research once the SEC's temporary MiFID II oriented no-action letter lapses...

America's Response to MiFID II's Research Regulations
The following is a guest article by Mike Carrodus, founder of Substantive Research, a research curation and benchmarking service, which will be hosting a conference on the implications of MiFID II ...

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Wall Street Jobs Outlook Improves in April Though Still Fragile
Layoffs on Wall Street plunged in April, while new hiring plans remained anemic for the third consecutive month.  Despite this one month performance, year-to-date layoffs remain significantly higher than last ...

Ex-S&P Analyst Found Guilty of Insider Trading
Recently, a Manhattan federal jury took a little over two hours to find former Standard & Poor's credit analyst, Sebastian Pinto-Thomaz, guilty of illegally tipping two friends about the $9.3 ...

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Corporate Access Provider Meetyl Bites the Dust
Meetyl, an early corporate access platform provider, is being shut down by its parent Glass Lewis, according to industry sources.  After the company's senior staff migrated to alternative pursuits, most ...

Alternative Data Firm Orbital Insight Launches Self-Service Platform
After broadening its offering to include geolocation and web-scraped data, alternative data provider Orbital Insight released capabilities allowing clients to customize their use of the firm's  geospatial and geolocation data. ...

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Bank of America Emulates UBS Alternative Data Unit
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Bank of America's alternative data unit pays compliments to UBS Evidence Lab in a more attenuated form.  Bank of America's move is ...

Liquidnet Takes a Flyer on Research Aggregator RSRCHXchange
Liquidnet, a New York-based institutional trading network, acquired the small UK-based research aggregator RSRCHXchange for an undisclosed amount.  Liquidnet positioned the acquisition as a merger of alternative data and investment ...

Analyst Hub Launches SEC Registered Broker-Dealer
Analyst Hub, LLC, a provider of research infrastructure to sell-side analysts hoping to set up their own research boutiques has recently announced that it is launching Analyst Hub Securities, LLC, ...

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