Frontline Analysts Blog


How to sell research to investment managers in a MIFID II world

Darren Sharma 10/03/16 11:33

It looks very much as if MIFID II is happening, and that it will cover all the sell-side and almost all the buy-side. We will see the delegated acts paper this month and it’s possible that credit...

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Banks suffer 'mini crisis of confidence'

Darren Sharma 07/03/16 17:58

It is hard to pin down what spooked investors in the recent rout of European financials. Read what Daniel Davies, our MD Equity has to say in this FT article. 

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Further cost cutting will require next-gen off-shoring

Darren Sharma 29/02/16 11:44

I write as results season is getting into full flow for banks. The thrust of it already seems to be that banks are promising their shareholders that they will get serious about costs.

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How we recruit the best talent to your team of analysts in India

Darren Sharma 03/02/16 10:54

I remember my first job interview. It was my first job after my postgraduate degree. The process concluded with a full day assessment centre. It was cold so I had to borrow a coat.  It didn't fit....

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Fund managers already unbundling and cutting research costs ahead of MiFID II - article in the FT

Daniel Davies 02/02/16 10:09

 

As this new story from the FT shows, the genie is out of the bottle when it comes to the effects of MiFID II on the research market. Whatever compromise is finally reached by the European...

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Banks should not fixate on double-digit returns

Daniel Davies 15/01/16 11:41

Barclays’ decimation illustrates the problem of short-termism in capitalism, writes our very own Daniel Davies.

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Real research vs number crunching - the analyst's view

Neelam Aggarwal 08/01/16 09:50

As a credit analyst in India, there are a number of research firms touting themselves to you as offering global work. I chose Frontline because it offered me the chance to do real research and not...

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What it takes to be an elite Indian MBA

Nikhil Bansal 17/12/15 10:00

The Indian Institutes of Management ("IIMs") are the premier management education institutes in India. The IIM building program was initiated by India's first PM, Jawaharlal Nehru, so that India...

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Trade press carries leaked report on MiFID II - what this might mean

Darren Sharma 15/12/15 15:00

 

The Financial Times and trade press are carrying a story about a leaked draft of the MiFID II research rules. We have not seen a copy of the leaked documents yet, but from media reports, it...

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Succession planning when out-sourcing analysts?!

Darren Sharma 15/12/15 11:30

Analysts with experience in the markets are valuable to you. Some experienced analysts will be recruited externally, but you would hope that most of your experienced analysts will have been...

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How to sell research to investment managers in a MIFID II world

Darren Sharma 10/03/16 11:33

It looks very much as if MIFID II is happening, and that it will cover all the sell-side and almost all the buy-side. We will see the delegated acts paper this month and it’s possible that credit...

Read More

Banks suffer 'mini crisis of confidence'

Darren Sharma 07/03/16 17:58

It is hard to pin down what spooked investors in the recent rout of European financials. Read what Daniel Davies, our MD Equity has to say in this FT article. 

Read More

Further cost cutting will require next-gen off-shoring

Darren Sharma 29/02/16 11:44

I write as results season is getting into full flow for banks. The thrust of it already seems to be that banks are promising their shareholders that they will get serious about costs.

Read More

How we recruit the best talent to your team of analysts in India

Darren Sharma 03/02/16 10:54

I remember my first job interview. It was my first job after my postgraduate degree. The process concluded with a full day assessment centre. It was cold so I had to borrow a coat.  It didn't fit....

Read More

Fund managers already unbundling and cutting research costs ahead of MiFID II - article in the FT

Daniel Davies 02/02/16 10:09

 

As this new story from the FT shows, the genie is out of the bottle when it comes to the effects of MiFID II on the research market. Whatever compromise is finally reached by the European...

Read More

Banks should not fixate on double-digit returns

Daniel Davies 15/01/16 11:41

Barclays’ decimation illustrates the problem of short-termism in capitalism, writes our very own Daniel Davies.

Read More

Real research vs number crunching - the analyst's view

Neelam Aggarwal 08/01/16 09:50

As a credit analyst in India, there are a number of research firms touting themselves to you as offering global work. I chose Frontline because it offered me the chance to do real research and not...

Read More

What it takes to be an elite Indian MBA

Nikhil Bansal 17/12/15 10:00

The Indian Institutes of Management ("IIMs") are the premier management education institutes in India. The IIM building program was initiated by India's first PM, Jawaharlal Nehru, so that India...

Read More

Trade press carries leaked report on MiFID II - what this might mean

Darren Sharma 15/12/15 15:00

 

The Financial Times and trade press are carrying a story about a leaked draft of the MiFID II research rules. We have not seen a copy of the leaked documents yet, but from media reports, it...

Read More

Succession planning when out-sourcing analysts?!

Darren Sharma 15/12/15 11:30

Analysts with experience in the markets are valuable to you. Some experienced analysts will be recruited externally, but you would hope that most of your experienced analysts will have been...

Read More