Last week, Analyst Hub, the New York-based “research infrastructure as a service” platform, announced that recently launched 22V Research, a research boutique focused on investment strategy, Washington Policy, and macroeconomic analysis, has joined the platform.
Analyst Hub Adds Newest Research Partner
22V Research, a research boutique founded in July 2021 by long-time Evercore ISI portfolio strategist, Dennis DeBusschere, provides investment strategy, quantitative research, Washington policy, technical analysis, and macroeconomic analysis.
DeBusschere has assembled a highly experienced team for the founding of 22V Research, including Gerard MacDonell, former economist at Point72 Asset Management; Kim Wallace, the former Deputy Undersecretary for Legislature Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Treasury; as well as Brian Herlihy, and Colin Crowley both formerly at Evercore ISI.
Before launching 22V Research, DeBusschere spent five years at Evercore ISI heading up their portfolio strategy and quantitative research teams and sitting on the firm’s Investment Policy Committee. Prior to his stint at Evercore, DeBusschere spent 10 years at ISI Group in a range of similar rolls. During his tenure at ISI and Evercore, Dennis has consistently been one of the top-ranked portfolio strategists in the Institutional Investor’s annual poll. Dennis started his career on Wall Street with a short stint at Merrill Lynch. Mr. DeBusschere graduated from University of Delaware in 1999 with a dual major in political science and economics.
DeBusschere explained the reasons for partnership with Analyst Hub, saying “We could not be happier that we decided to partner with Analyst Hub to provide the publishing and distribution technology, compliance and back-office support to help us scale 22V quicker and more efficiently than if we decided to hire and build it all out ourselves. The people they employ and technology tools they provide are truly best in class. They have built a platform that empowers the content creator to own their own business and become a profit center -vs- at a bank having the research department bundled inside a trading and banking business it can be hard to determine which content creators are cost or profit centers.”
Founded in early 2018, Analyst Hub offers outsourced research infrastructure and organizational support to facilitate the publishing and distribution of sell-side research. The firm provides former sell-side analysts with a wide range of capabilities, including publishing tools, institutional CRM distribution and subscriber analytics, institutional compliance, a high touch experienced sales team, market data access, branding services, website design and hosting, and social media management.
The addition of 22V Research to its platform makes sense given the extensive sell-side experience and the high regard buy-side clients have for Dennis DeBusschere and the rest of the 22V team. A few dozen boutique research or analytics firms have now joined the Analyst Hub platform to be marketed to buy-side investors, including former sell-side analysts Paul Sankey, David Larsen, Steve Fox, David Driscoll, Scott Mushkin, Gordon Johnson, Brian McGill, Richard Greenfield, Frank Mitsch, Heather Jones, and Kevin St. Pierre.
The fact that Analyst Hub has built up an impressive stable of high quality research partnerships over the past few years proves the firm has become a key destination for experienced sell-side analysts looking to set up their own research boutiques. While we expect to see Analyst Hub continue to add more research firms to its platform in the future, we also suspect the firm will add more sales, marketing, compliance, technology, data science, and other support staff necessary to effectively support the growing independent research platform it has built.