Fund Raisings, Surveys, Acquisitions, and Sales - Research Report on Morgan Stanley, Charles Schwab, CME Group, Stifel, and BGC Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom PR Newswire NEW YORK, July 4, 2013 NEW YORK, July 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Wall Street Reports announced new research reports highlighting Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW), CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME), Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF), and BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below. Morgan Stanley Research Report On July 1, 2013, Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) announced that Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners (AIP) raised $770 million in commitments for the Morgan Stanley Global Secondary Opportunities Fund LP II (GSOF II). According to the Company, the GSOF II is a fund dedicated to acquiring interests in private equity funds in the secondary market. MSIM stated that the capital raised exceeded AIP's initial $600 million target. "We believe substantial opportunities continue to exist in areas of the market where we focus and that our solutions-based approach to secondary investing will remain attractive to both sellers and general partners through all phases of the economic cycle," said Jon Costello, Senior Portfolio Manager for the AIP Private Equity Secondary team. "We continue to be a buyer of secondaries across our platform and will continue to focus on what we believe are less efficient segments of the secondary market globally." The Full Research Report on Morgan Stanley - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/ea6a_MS] -- The Charles Schwab Corporation Research Report On June 27, 2013, The Charles Schwab Corporation (Charles Schwab) released a new study, Advice and the Affluent Investor: A Study of Attitudes and Behavior by Charles Schwab (AAIS), which showed that seven in 10 affluent investors feel today's financial markets are too complicated to navigate without an advisor. Further, 1/3^rd of the 1,000 participants (affluent Americans who receive some form of professional financial advice) said that their desire for investment advice has increased in the past year; 3/4^th said that they are most confident making investment decisions when they collaborate with their investment professional; only 1/3^rd said they feel the same level of confidence when making investment decisions by themselves. "Regardless of how much and how deep the advice, today's affluent investors have one thing in common: they want a trusted expert on their side looking at the big picture on their behalf," said Bernie Clark, Executive Vice President and Head of Schwab Advisor Services. The Full Research Report on The Charles Schwab Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/32a4_SCHW] -- CME Group Inc. Research Report On July 1, 2013, CME Group Inc. (CME Group) announced that the first USD Malaysian Crude Palm Oil Calendar Swaps between Gunvor Group and Louis Dreyfus Commodities were cleared on June 21, 2013, through CME ClearPort. Based on prices from Bursa Malaysia Derivatives' (BMD) Crude Palm Oil futures contract (FCPO), the USD Malaysian Crude Palm Oil Calendar Swap fills a niche area for customers who are looking both to trade in the far forward months, and for these trades to be universally cleared by a central counterparty as opposed to bilaterally between parties. "These new calendar swaps provide an additional tool for customers in Singapore, Malaysia, and around the world, to manage counterparty risk in their underlying cash positions in crude palm oil," said Nelson Low, Executive Director of Commodity Products at CME Group. The Full Research Report on CME Group Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/fc14_CME] -- Stifel Financial Corp. Research Report On July 1, 2013, Stifel Financial Corp. (Stifel) announced the completion of the acquisition of the US institutional fixed income sales and trading business and the hiring of the European institutional fixed income sales and trading team from Knight Capital Group, Inc. (Knight). "The addition of Knight's fixed income sales and trading business in the US and Europe is highly complementary to our current platform," said Ronald J. Kruszewski, Chairman, President, and CEO of Stifel. "The London team expands our presence in Europe, where we previously did not have fixed income operations, and the US team gives us a stronger domestic platform through additional products and services." The Full Research Report on Stifel Financial Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/6494_SF] -- BGC Partners, Inc. Research Report On July 1, 2013, BGC Partners, Inc. (BGC) announced that it has closed the sale of its benchmark on-the-run, 2-, 3-, 5-, 7-, 10-, and 30-year fully electronic trading platform for US Treasury Notes and Bonds to NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ OMX). According to BCG, the purchase consideration consists of $750 million in cash paid upon closing, plus an expected earn-out of up to $484 million of NASDAQ OMX common stock to be paid ratably over 15 years, assuming that NASDAQ OMX generates at least $25 million in revenues each year. The Company also informed that NASDAQ OMX purchased certain assets and assumed certain liabilities from BGC and its affiliates, at market close on June 28, 2013. 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Fund Raisings, Surveys, Acquisitions, and Sales - Research Report on Morgan Stanley, Charles Schwab, CME Group, Stifel, and BGC
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