Why a speech from Barack Obama is worth $400,000

Why a speech from Barack Obama is worth $400,000

Analysts at Frontline are mentored by city veterans, who add front-end knowledge and on-shore experience to their output. This raises our research quality by several notches. Our senior equity research adviser Daniel Davies writes in the FT on banking culture,...
The FT on creating City jobs in lower-cost locations

The FT on creating City jobs in lower-cost locations

The Financial Times wrote this week about a powerful new trend – locating jobs where they can be done most efficiently. Cost pressures are not new; nor are multiple locations. The new trend is that the distinctions between onshore and offshore are breaking down. The...
MiFID II – Are you ready to act?

MiFID II – Are you ready to act?

The big news from the latest note is that the FCA has (finally) recognised that for research to be sold to investors, there needs to be some allowance in the rules for free trial periods.  These are now allowed, subject to quite strict constraints on them being...
MiFID 2 Delays – Nature Hates a Vacuum

MiFID 2 Delays – Nature Hates a Vacuum

The latest news on MiFID 2 is even less promising than we had expected.  Not only is there no sign of the delegated acts we have been waiting for since last summer, but there has actually been negative progress on regulations which we thought were finalised.  The...