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Steve Cohen’s Point72 Is Investing In a Bloomberg Terminal Rival

April 5, 2017

Billionaire hedge fund giant Steven Cohen is betting on a startup hoping to topple the ubiquitous $25,000 Bloomberg Terminal nearly every trader, firm, and stock picker on Wall Street uses. Street Contxt allows investment banks, asset managers, and independent firms to distribute research, commentary, and other market news to users. Street Contxt also stands to help research analysts better reach their audiences.

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Steven Cohen invests in start-up aiming to shake up bank research

April 5, 2017

As reported by Robin Wigglesworth, US Market Editor at the Financial Times, Steven Cohen of Point72 Ventures, Joe Lonsdale of 8VC, along with Palm Drive Capital, Portag3 Ventures LP, and Power Financial Corporation today announced an investment in a start-up aiming to shake up bank research and to chart a future for analysts’ research. Mr Cohen’s Point72 […]

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Street Contxt Announces Investment Led by Point72 Ventures & Joe Lonsdale’s 8VC

April 5, 2017

Street Contxt, a fintech company that helps brokerages, independent research providers, and asset managers distribute, manage, unbundle and value research, today announced an investment by a strategic funding consortium led by existing investor Joe Lonsdale of 8VC, and including an investment by Point72 Ventures, the early-stage venture capital strategy of Point72 Asset Management. The round also includes substantial contributions from Palm Drive Capital, a New York-based VC firm that helps build strategic relationships in the Greater China Region; Portag3 Ventures LP, a member of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies; and other unnamed funds and industry veterans, which brings total funding raised to date to $15 million USD.

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You Only Have 30 Minutes to Engage Your Clients

February 11, 2017

50% of research commentary is read within 30 minutes. Brokerages are producing more research content than ever before, trying to add value for clients and drive commission dollars through desk commentary, such as research reports, morning notes and mid-day commentary. Understand who is reading your research and engage the right clients at the right time.

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Sell Side: Preparing for Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II)

January 2, 2017

Investment research as we know it in the U.S. markets will change with the advent of new global regulations. Organizations with the right technology solutions in place will be best prepared to address these new and mandated compliance requirements.

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