Wall Street Jobs Outlook Improves in April Though Still Fragile


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Welcome to Integrity's free ResearchWatch newsletter for the week of 05/06/2019.  A few of the key research and alternative data industry developments we wrote about last week include a study showing that MiFID II is robbing performance from EU funds; Macquarie Capital is shutting down its Canadian cash equities business; and, alternative data firm Orbital Insight is white labeling its analytics capabilities to Airbus (see below).

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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 year, whereas ...


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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Research Payments Sag in Europe and UK, According to Integrity Research Pricing Benchmark Study
Average European research payments lagged North American research payments by over 40%, according to data from Integrity Research's fourth major benchmark study of research pricing.   The survey results indicate ...

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McKinsey: Traditional Asset Managers Are Embracing AI and Alternative Data
A recent McKinsey white paper argues that artificial intelligence is broadly impacting the asset management industry, not only transforming the traditional investment process.  As more asset managers bring AI in-house, ...

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Nasdaq: Corporate Access Increasingly Sidesteps Sell-Side
As the buy-side hires staff to set up meetings with corporate management directly, two-thirds of all in-person investor meetings happen outside of conferences, according to Nasdaq IR Solutions data.  At ...

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US IPO Activity Rebounds in April
Following weak US IPO activity during March, the number of IPOs priced rebounded to 16 deals in April, the highest monthly number of IPOs seen since last October when 22 ...

Study: MiFID II Saps European Fund Performance
US-based funds, largely exempt from MiFID II's onerous unbundling regulation, outperformed equivalent European-based funds as MiFID II has gone into effect, according to a study by Evercore ISI and Frost ...

Macquarie Continues Downsizing Cash Equities with Canadian Exit
After reducing its London-based cash equities staff last year, Macquarie Capital is shutting down its Canadian cash equities business.  For a commodities-oriented firm like Macquarie, the move intimates broader restructuring ...

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First Quarter 2019 Bellwether Research Valuations Rebound from Fourth Quarter
According to analysis prepared exclusively for Integrity Research by Marlin & Associates[1], the international M&A advisor, average valuations in the first quarter of 2019 for large publicly traded research and ...

Alternative Data Firm Orbital Insight White Labels Analysis to Airbus
Airbus Defence and Space has integrated Orbital Insight's algorithms into its platform offering access to its extensive library of satellite images.  For Orbital Insight, a leading geospatial analysis company, the ...

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