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Wind of Change in IBD Research

Under constant pressure to slash costs and boost returns, investment banks are set to replace humans with artificial intelligence. Wall Street firms are facing a slump in stock trading commissions having to cut down on their own research teams, under pressure from falling profitability. 

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Analysing the Disparity of the Transfer Market

The transfer market is one of the most exciting aspects of the football season, as the changes made to a team can make or break the future performance of the club. Football is largely dictated by the financial markets that operate beneath it. You only have to look at Arsenal FC to realise that football is less about winning titles and more about the revenues behind it. 

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Germany Overtakes the UK to Become Europe's Leading Real Estate Investment Market

Germany leapfrogged the United Kingdom to become the most active European commercial property market in 2016 with transactions totalling €59 billion. Although investment volumes declined 14% year on year, the country has still managed to become Europe’s number one real estate investment market. 

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Mulesoft's IPO Exceeds Snap on First Trading Day

MuleSoft shares popped 46% in their trading debut, beating Snap for the best first day IPO gains so far this year. The company priced its 13 million share offering at $17 a share on Thursday, above the expected range of $14 to $16. Shares closed at $24.75 a share, after reaching a high of $25.92. The San-Francisco software company raised money from investors like Salesforce Ventures and Lightspeed Ventures Partners.  

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A New Era in HSBC

This past Monday, HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, appointed insurance veteran and AIA Group boss Mark Tucker as chairman to replace Douglas Flint, who plans to step down in 2017. A one-time professional footballer who has held several leadership jobs including running Britain's Prudential, Mr Tucker will take over as group chairman designate from 1st September and as non-executive group chairman on 1st October. 

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The Rise of Female Hedge Fund Managers

Women have a long way to go on Wall Street, and nowhere is this more true than in the hedge fund industry, where only 15% of CEOs are female. However, there is a positive news, hedge funds run by women have outperformed a broader benchmark of alternative investment managers over the past five years, raising fresh questions about why there are so few female portfolio managers.

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Fintech and The European Monetary Union

During the past couple of months, the eurozone is witnessing a wave of populism following the rise of terrorism and the continuing sovereign debt crises. By entering the european monetary union, countries have not just given up their national currency, but have also equally given up their monetary policy freedom, leaving them only with fiscal policies to counter various shocks to their economy.

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