Research

The missing pieces – integrating ESG analysis into investment research

Lynn Strongin Dodds explores the never-ending challenge in integrating ESG analysis into investment research. Despite the demand for sustainable funds, the plethora of regulation especially...

An uneven playing field

Lynn Strongin Dodds looks at why independent research providers (IRP) have not gained the foothold expected after MiFID II. Although MiFID II was supposed to...

Research: Spinning the truth

Lynn Strongin Dodds looks at how analysts are trying to hold companies accountable for their green credentials. As sustainable funds capture the hearts, minds and...

Research: A change of heart

Lynn Strongin Dodds assesses whether the FCA and European Commission’s reversals will have any impact on small cap research. One of the biggest concerns of...

Brain drain in investment research stabilises

The "brain drain" in investment research has subsided, according to the latest equity analyst mapping study from Substantive Research, a buyside research consultancy. The company’s...

Rachel Whittaker to head sustainable research for Robeco

Rachel Whittaker was named head of sustainable investment research for Robeco, the €176 bn Netherlands-based asset manager, effective 1 September. Whittaker will be based in...

Mosaic Smart Data and Limeglass boost research analytics for banks

Analytics provider Mosaic Smart Data and Limeglass, the financial research specialist, have formed an alliance to help banks analyse research reports associated with client...

The DESK’s Trading Intentions Survey 2021

This year sees tighter pipelines for new business and a wider array of trading protocols. Executive summary One year on from the sell-off in Q1 2020,...

Research : Operational resilience : Mark Nsianguana

Safeguarding your operational resilience in the midst of Covid-19 Mark Nsianguana, consultant at GreySpark. The Covid-19 pandemic brought about an unprecedented set of challenges that are...

European Women in Finance : Hortense Bioy : Engagement is key

Hortense Bioy, Director of Sustainability Research, EMEA and APAC at Morningstar speaks to Shanny Basar about ESG initiatives and sustainability in her professional and...

BNPP study finds Covid increases focus on social issues but lack of standard metrics presents challenges

Although the Covid-19 pandemic has underscored the need to focus more on social issues in the investment decision-making process,, the absence of uniform metrics...

European Women in Finance : Research with a creative edge

Virginie O’Shea talks to Shanny Basar about branching out on her own, creating engaging research and staying the course Virginie O’Shea has a Master’s degree...

Six EU states scrap bans on short-selling

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has scrapped bans on short-selling which were introduced during extreme volatility in March when national lockdowns were...

Equities trading focus : Trading landscape overview : Russell Dinnage

TRENDS IN EQUITIES TRADING: THE JUICE RUNS DRY FOR THE SQUEEZED SELLSIDE MIDDLE Russell Dinnage, Head of the Capital Markets Intelligence Practice at GreySpark Partners. In 2020,...

Trends in Fixed Income Trading 2019

Trends in Fixed Income Trading 2019   This report explores the global fixed income e-trading trading venue landscape. Building on the findings of previous bonds e-trading...