Settlement Is Boon for Research


In the wake of the Global Research Analyst Settlement, demand for independent research is surging while brokerage research is struggling to regain credibility. However, the question is not which type of research is more valuable but how performance of both can be measured and transparency restored.

According to the terms of the settlement, set up in April between the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and 10 brokers and approved in October, each affected company is required to contr

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