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Marianne Brown
Traders Magazine Online News

The Surprising Factor Financial Firms Need to Invest in To Accelerate Growth

When it comes to people, a firm's success relies on more than just the top contributors to the bottom line, according to FIS. In its latest report, shared with Traders Magazine, the firm says it actually found firms that are prioritizing investments in digital expertise are growing nearly twice as fast as their peers.

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November 1, 2004

Hard Dollars Are A Smoking Gun

By Editorial Staff

Buyside firms that replace soft dollars with hard dollars for research should keep a close watch on the tab. Regulators could start asking questions if the cash costs for the same research are suddenly lower, according to one expert. It may raise suspicions that the previous soft-dollar arrangements were unethical, according to James Hartman, who runs the asset management practice at Ernst & Young in New York.