The European Association of Independent Research Providers (Euro IRP), a trade association of research providers, launched a new searchable directory of independent investment research providers. The directory allows investors to search for providers based on sector or geographic coverage, type of research and business model, among other factors.
The directory covers the 56 research firms which are Euro IRP members, and, like the mobile Euro IRP app available through iTunes and Google Play, is designed to increase visibility for the trade association’s membership. The directory is hosted by wordflow, a provider of content publishing and distribution services, which also produced the app.
In an email response, Euro IRP Chairman Peter Allen said that the directory was in development for about 18 months.
The full press release is below:
A NEW GLOBAL SEARCHABLE DIRECTORY FOR INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
The European Association of Independent Research Providers (“Euro IRP” or “the Association”) announces the launch tomorrow of a new searchable directory of independent research providers.
Built and hosted by worldflow, the Euro IRP Directory is a quick and easy way to help institutional investors find independent research published by the Association’s membership, using search criteria based on industry classifications.
Users of independent research can locate firms with a specific research focus, or published research that matches multiple search criteria. View it here: http://www.euroirp.com/directory.
“As investment managers increasingly focus on the value of their research spend, this initiative will provide a valuable resource for identifying and sourcing the best possible independent analysis for their clients. Traditional channels have made the process of new research discovery time consuming and costly and this directory significantly improves the accessibility and visibility of independent research to a worldwide audience. Euro IRP were fortunate to secure worldflow to design and build the industry’s first globally accessible directory of independent research providers,” said Peter Allen, Chairman of Euro IRP. “The Association has high hopes of this becoming a global resource for investment institutions and a hub for independent research providers in Europe and beyond.”
ABOUT Euro IRP
Euro IRP exists to represent the interests of the European Independent Investment Research industry. Most of its members have representation in Europe and specialise in providing investment research to the fund management industry. It is also open to firms who currently provide investment research into other markets but who are interested in developing a European fund management client base.
A Certified Provider Member must attest that they do not derive their revenue primarily from investment banking, underwriting or corporate broking, proprietary trading or market making, management consultancy services for clients other than investors, or from companies that have commissioned research about themselves.
Member Applications are reviewed by the Board of Directors for consideration in accordance with the conditions of the member application form.
worldflow is a leading provider of content publishing and distribution services to the investment research industry. worldflow’s Connect platform is widely used by both sell-side and independent firms; delivering fully managed solutions for secured access research portals, mobile applications for smart phones and tablet devices, email distribution, client surveys and tools for collating and reporting on client access to research.
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