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New Startups Aim to Be the EBays for Market Research

  • Online research marketplaces emerge ahead of MiFID II rules
  • Marketplaces may be a $2.4 billion opportunity by 2025
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Why Precious Metals Are Dropping

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Shopping for stock market insights is poised to become as seamless as buying a purse on eBay Inc.

Or so hopes a slew of startups. As asset managers prepare for new European rules that will put more distance between analysts and investment banks, online research marketplaces are emerging as a way to price and sell investment ideas. The so-called ORMs may be looking at a $2.4 billion opportunity by 2025, making up 30 percent of global research spending, according to Quinlan & Associates’ Benjamin Quinlan.