SOURCE: StockCall


November 12, 2010 08:23 ET

Analyst Research on Jefferies Group Inc. and Gleacher & Company Inc. -- SEC to Amend Brokerage Industry Regulations

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the investment brokerage - regional industry and has completed analytical research on Jefferies Group Inc. (NYSE: JEF) and Gleacher & Company Inc. (NASDAQ: GLCH). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

It's been months since the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill passed but a new wave of regulations stemming from it could hurt the brokerage industry again. One of the bill's stipulations called for the Security Exchange Commission to rewrite many financial service industry rules. The vagueness of the bill's wording angered some at the time thinking it may give the SEC too much power. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the investment brokerage - regional industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Jefferies Group Inc. and Gleacher & Company Inc.; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

The SEC announced the rewriting of some of those regulations this week and the brokerage industry has taken notice. At the annual meeting of the Securities Industry Financial Market Association, the SEC announced sweeping changes to the way brokers are compensated and how they trade. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the investment brokerage - regional industry.

The SEC specifically aims to change the firms pay upfront bonuses to lure brokers away from other firms to join their own. The SEC also wants to drastically change compensation programs for brokers. It claims that the current system heavily rewards brokers for large, risky, short-term gains. A revised compensation plan would emphasize steadier, long-term gains. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

The regulations are yet to be finalized but they could substantially alter the way the brokerage industry does business, recruits and plans its buying and selling strategies.

On the earnings front for the third quarter 2010 for the industry, Jefferies Group Inc. posted its results late September with net income tumbling by 46% to $46.3 million on a revenue decline of 22% to $609.3 million. The company blamed lower trading volumes for this shortfall in their financials. Investors looking for free research on Jefferies Group Inc. are welcome to sign up at for our new report. 

Conversely, Gleacher & Company Inc. reported net revenue of $65 million and pre-tax loss of $2.5 million. Investors looking for complimentary research on Gleacher & Company Inc. are welcome to sign up at for our new report.

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