Research.Com: The Rise of Online Research Marketplace

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ResearchPool has been highlighted by Quinlan report as a game-changer for investment research, by empowering users to discover and buy whatever investment research they want, whenever they want and wherever they want. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY On 3 January 2018, the long-held practice of blending research and execution charges into bundled commission rates will come to an […]

FOMC – What Happens Next?

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The Fed abruptly shifted gears in late February and adopted a more aggressive policy stance.  With a 25bps rate increase all but assured at this week’s FOMC meeting, there is little mystery over the outcome.  However, one key question remains: What happens next?  The answer will depend on three factors: The Fed’s policy stance after […]

ResearchPool model backed by UK regulator’s unbundling consultation

UK Regulator FCA Predicts Open and Transparent Research Market Driven by Tighter Unbundling Rules
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Yesterday morning, the Financial Conduct Authority published Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II Implementation – Consultation Paper III. Changes are clearly announced For Research Providers They need to review their business model to develop charging models and service agreements with investment firms for the supply of research, and to adjust their execution costs and charges accordingly. For Asset […]

Macroeconomic impact of current political issues in Europe and next week’s central bank meetings

Guest Post from Macro Thoughts
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Macro Thoughts has warned that markets need to get used to sharp moves in price volatility across asset classes and, having ended 43 days of inactive equity markets, the start of a volatile 12 months can be expected, impacted by geopolitical events that could change the world; therefore, the need for informed macroeconomic market insight and strategy will be […]

Global Macro & Markets Strategy – A depressing equilibrium & the limits of monetary policy

Ever since the Great Financial Crisis, the global economy has been marked by a dramatic investment weakness, a drop in productivity growth and thus falling trend growth in almost every economic bloc
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Ever since the Great Financial Crisis, the global economy has been marked by a dramatic investment weakness, a drop in productivity growth and thus falling trend growth in almost every economic bloc. Amid a lack of pricing power for corporates and still substantial excess capacities, inflation pressures remain low. However, the high debt levels limit […]

LSE-Deutsche Börse: Winter is here!

Guest post from proxinvest
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We have all heard executives at both companies tout the benefits of this marriage: creating a global derivatives powerhouse to rival the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and CME Group; becoming a leader in post-trade services, and of course a pioneer in market data as the combined entity would own the FTSE Russel, STOXX, and DAX indices. […]

Sell-side research market: dying or growing?

It has been difficult for sell side firms and independent providers to grasp the extent of the impact of research unbundling under MiFID II and what strategic actions they can take in the face of it.
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Up to now, it may have been difficult for you as a sell side firm or independent provider to grasp the extent of the impact of research unbundling under MiFID II1, and what strategic actions to take in the face of it. The recent paper published by Quinlan & Associates (click here for full report) offers a […]

Test your position against the industry average with the ‘tragedy of the horizon’ summer survey

2degrees investing and the Generation Foundation
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ResearchPool supports the ‘tragedy of the horizon’ research program by providing you access to this quick and user friendly online survey developed by two non-profit organisations: 2degrees investing and the Generation Foundation. This open research program seeks to understand how investment time horizons influence investors in their considerations of long-term risks and opportunities when implementing […]

Rating agencies entering SRI – the model developed by Standard Ethics

Standard Ethics
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Introduction To Sustainability Measurement Products That Change Corporate Incentives After the financial crisis, it became clear that financial valuations and the creditworthiness of companies are useful references in a narrow financial sense but not enough to allow the analyst to make a fully informed judgment about the company’s long-term sustainability or identify risks on the […]

BREXIT: U.K. REFERENDUM SPECIAL – WaveTrack International

WaveTrack International Brexit special
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WaveTrack International Maximising Alpha – Global Stock Index Tracking WaveTrack International provides the investment community with Index Tracking research and analysis for Global Stock markets. Publishing reports and advising clients on price movements for the last 25 years, our specific task is to maximise your Alpha. This is achieved by accurately projecting Price Trend Development […]