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Are Speed-Bumps, Market Structure's "Back to the Future?"

Guest commentator David Weisberger examines the validity of the latest iteration of the speed bump as put forth by CHX and wonders if it is a step backwards.

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Broker Votes Get Quant Clarity

Whether preparing for MiFID II or implementing best practices, buy-side firms are enhancing their broker votes with quantitative data regarding the brokerage research that they consume

InvestCloud Launches Emerald for Robos and Hybrid Wealth Managers

InvestCloud has released Emerald, a new solution for Robo-Advisors and hybrid wealth managers that empowers them with an end-to-end solution for portfolio management, trading, accounting, payments and fee management.

Research as a Service: Assessing the Implications of MiFID II on Investment Research

Research aggregators have offered the buy side access to research via a platform with transparent pricing, usage analytics, and budgeting tools. Celent explores key drivers of the success of these platforms - such as pricing strategies.

Equity ETF Inflows Hit $32.5 Billion in February

Against the backdrop of the S&P 500 Index up 3.7% in February and 5.6% year-to-date (as of 2/28/17), investors continued to turn to ETFs to increase their equity exposure, as $32.5 billion of net new assets flowed into equity ETFs during the month, according to the US ETF Flash Flows report from State Street Global Advisors.

Is the Maker-Taker Pilot DOA?

After more than a decade of debate, regulators are poised to act on a pilot for maker-or-taker pricing, but now analysts are suggesting that a maker-taker pilot is in limbo, or at the very least, could be postponed under the incoming Trump administration.

Hedge Funds Look for 3.5% Inflow Growth in 2017

After a stellar 2016, the hedge fund industry continues to look forward to great things, shooting for a 3.5% growth rate in assets this year.

Under Pressure

Research, whether from a broker dealer or other source like a boutique research provider, is the genesis of any trade or portfolio strategy. And up until now, the buy-side’s payment for research to the brokers has come in several forms for this crucial information. But just how will MiFID II affect U.S. brokers and the research they produce?

Acadian Asset Management and Microsoft Eye Asset Forecasting Using Bing Predicts

Acadian will explore the use of Microsoft’s new predictive signals of economic activity derived from aggregated internet search and social activity.

U.S. Buyside Could Curb Research Spend By $200 Million

Cutting costs is nothing new in the equities market but in research spend – on alpha generating ideas? The buy-side could trim back as much as $200 million in the U.S. alone, and over €100 million in Europe over the next 12 months, based on a new Greenwich Associates report and estimate.

U.S. Buyside Could Curb Research Spend By $200 Million

Cutting costs is nothing new in the equities market but in research spend – on alpha generating ideas? The buy-side could trim back as much as $200 million in the U.S. alone, and over €100 million in Europe over the next 12 months, based on a new Greenwich Associates report and estimate.

Buy Side Demands Independent IPO Research

Asset managers have told the Financial Conduct Authority, the UK regulator, that they are wiling to pay for research from non-syndicate banks during UK initial public offerings, especially for large transactions.

‘Trump Bump’ Boosts Small Caps

Small cap stocks had an outsized response to the outcome of the US election while trading patterns of exchange-traded funds reversed in January from the end of last year.

Buy-Side Money Going to Fixed Income and Technology

So, what are trading desks around Wall Street spending their money on? According to a recent report from Greenwich Associates, institutions are allocating their increasingly scarce resources to fixed income pursuits and technology.

Nasdaq Targets Options Growth

Nasdaq, whose purchase of International Securities Exchange eight months ago increased its share in U.S. options to about 40%, is working to expand what has been a largely stagnant market over the past few years.

Buy-Side Money Going to Fixed Income and Technology

So, what are trading desks around Wall Street spending their money on? According to a recent report from Greenwich Associates, institutions are allocating their increasingly scarce resources to fixed income pursuits and technology.

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