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12 research papers

Equity Research - MSCI, Inc Update Report

More than a year has passed since our last look at MSCI. During this time, the company had the opportunity to fully integrate RiskMetrics. MSCI also saw its share price drop to as low as $30 and rebound to roughly the same level as during our last update, before losing a quarter of its value in…

Equity Research - Lombard Risk Management Initiation Report

Lombard Risk Management (“LRM” or “the company”) is a UK-based company listed on AIM, operating in the software and computer services business for more than twenty years. LRM focuses on two market segments: Regulatory Compliance software and Risk Management and Trading software. The company has…

Equity Research - NICE Systems Ltd Update Report

Since our initial coverage in June 2011, NICE has sustained healthy revenue growth rates fuelled by several acquisitions as well as moderate organic growth, which in turn is driven by increasing demand for analytics- based solutions. The acquisitions have enabled the company to strengthen its…

Equity Research - Brady’s Initiation Report

Brady plc (“Brady” or “the company”) is a UK-headquartered technology company, listed on AIM (LSE) since 2004. The company operates in the energy and commodity trading and risk management (ECTRM) market and provides software solutions and services to more than 250 customers worldwide, including…

Capital Planning Survey 2012

The impact of the financial crisis on banks has been twofold, both generally, and specifically with regard to capital management. Firstly, banks have been forced to re-examine the way they do business and their underlying assumptions about how to measure risk, performance, and success. Secondly,…

Equity Research MSCI Update

Two noteworthy events have taken place since our February update: MSCI has repriced the debt that financed the acquisition of RiskMetrics last year and has issued a quarterly report for Q1-2011. The first quarter of the year showed very good performance in MSCI's main lines of business: Index and…

Equity Research - Moody's Update

Moody's has recently published its Q1-2011 report, boasting exceptional business performance: significant year-on-year revenue growth across all segments and subsegments, improving margins and superior EPS growth. Analyst consensus and our own expectations were significantly below the reported…

Equity Research - Moody's Initiation Report

Moody’s Corporation (“Moody’s” or “the company”) is a major provider of credit ratings, as well as of a range of risk management products and services.   The credit ratings industry has found itself in the spotlight lately because it rated a large volume of mortgage-backed debt as investment-grade…

Equity Research - MSCI Update

MSCI has reported quite a good fourth quarter and full year, marking a recovery in most operating statistics, such as run rates and retention rates, signalling a favourable environment. The integration of RiskMetrics appears to be going smoothly and it looks like MSCI has decided to keep…

Equity Research - MSCI Initiation report

MSCI is a financial technology company offering a range of products and services that facilitate informed investment decisions. Probably best known for its equity indices, the company also provides a wide range of other investment decision support tools, such as portfolio performance analytics,…