Getting the Research House in Order

INSIDE MARKET DATA SPECIAL REPORT

The regulatory crackdown on biased sell-side equity research has persuaded research analysts in banks’ fixed-income divisions that the regulators’ searchlight will eventually fall on them. Many sell-side institutions, both independently and under the auspices of the Bond Market Association (BMA), have since been hard at work establishing policies intended to promote the integrity of their research and eliminate the potential for conflict. The banks’ fixed-income mantra seems to be "self-regu

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