Toys 'R' Us IPO lands 10 Wall Street firms with fines

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More than 10 years after a crackdown on conflicts of interest at Wall Street investment banks, many of the biggest financial firms have been taken to task by a regulator for using their research analysts to curry the favor of a client in a stock offering.

What will be hot for 2015 IPOs ?

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Thanks in part to a massive $25 billion offering by China's Alibaba Group , the U.S. is on track for its biggest IPO year since the technology bubble in 2000. With another Alibaba-sized deal unlikely, what will drive the market next year?.

Investors brace for biggest IPO since Alibaba

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A highly anticipated listing by National Commercial Bank (NCB), Saudi Arabia's largest lender, has seen strong demand as the window for subscriptions came to a close late Sunday, setting the stage to become the world's second-largest offering this year.

Hedge funds snubbed in Alibaba IPO allocation

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Many hedge funds that placed orders for shares in Alibaba's initial public offering received woefully small allocations, highlighting the ultra-selective process that favored investors who already have a close relationship with the company.