Coming Soon: An Association for Asian IRPs

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New York – Asia-based independent research providers are forming a new association, AsiaIRP, a sign of the growing population of alternative research providers in Asia.

AsiaIRP has an affiliation with its European counterpart, EuroIRP, and is also reaching out to Investorside in the U.S.  The association plans an official start date in November, and will have at least seven members at launch, including Responsible Research, Lombard Street Research, Asianomics, and DSGAsia.

The association is incorporated in Singapore, and will be active in Hong Kong, reflecting the locations of its founding directors, Lucy Carmody of Responsible Research (an ESG research firm based in Singapore) and Edward Stockreisser, who heads economics firm Lombard Street’s Hong Kong office.

The number of alternative research providers based in Asia has been growing.  We track over 200 Asia-based independent research providers in our proprietary database of research firms. A quarter of the firms are fundamental boutiques and nearly one-fifth are economic firms.  Primary research firms represent about 16% of the total, including Asian-based expert networks, channel checkers and survey firms.

When EuroIRP was founded five years ago, Europe had an equivalent population of alternative research firms.  Now we track over 450 European-based independents.  Given the interest in Asia-based research from US and European investors, it is likely that Asia will see a similar growth in the number and diversity of providers.

In addition to full memberships, AsiaIRP offers associate memberships (for research distributors, aggregators, or other non-research firms) and partnerships for sponsors who wish to help fund upcoming AsiaIRP events.  IND-X Securities and Instinet have agreed to be AsiaIRP Founding Partners.   The association is receiving public relations assistance from Kristin Westlake of Sydney-based Continuum Partners and Westlake Communications.

For more information on the organization contact info@asiairp.com.

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