Vista announces exclusive relationship with Futuresource Consulting


Expert network Vista Research has entered into an exclusive agreement with Futuresource Consulting.  Futuresource Consulting is a research consulting firm based in the UK that focuses on consumer electronics, digital imaging, entertainment media, optical manufacturing, and IT.  Under the agreement, clients will receive proprietary data in global entertainment content and consumer electronics. Futuresource’s data services includes weekly price trackings, monthly and quarterly data on manufacturers’ sales, as well as sales channels research from sources such as annual surveys and monthly reseller panels.

Vista is among the approximate 40 expert networks   that Integrity has identified.  We define an expert network as a research provider that connect clients with experts outside of the network itself. A ResearchFocus report on the expert network space, is due to be released in June. This report will include company information on the participants and the results of our buy-side survey.

We have included the Press Release below:

NEW YORK, April 7 /PRNewswire/ — Vista Research, a Standard & Poor’s business and leader in expert professional networks to the investment and corporate communities, today announced an exclusive agreement with Futuresource Consulting Ltd., a leading provider of specialized research and knowledge-based consulting, to distribute a new, proprietary data product to its clients that enhances their current research processes.

Under the agreement, hedge funds, private equity firms and other Vista Research clients will be able to access proprietary data in the highly prized areas of global Entertainment Content and Consumer Electronics over a password protected platform. Vista clients who cover the Technology, Media and Telecom industries will also have access to the informed insights and perspectives of Futuresource’s talented analysts via quarterly teleconferences and one-on-one calls.

The Futuresource feature complements existing services that Vista provides to its global clients. These include one-on-one consultations with subject specialists from Vista’s Society of Industry Leaders network, teleconferences and field surveys.

“As a provider of industry knowledge and insights from experts in many areas of specialization, Vista is continually seeking new ways to tap the best minds for information about existing and emerging opportunities for investment,” said Anne Maffei, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vista Research. “Through our partnership with Futuresource, we are substantially strengthening our offering in an exciting and promising area of growth by providing data on the Consumer Electronics and the Entertainment Industry.”

“We are delighted to announce this agreement with Vista Research,” says Jim Bottoms, Director, Futuresource. “The insight and forecasting skills that we bring to the table will ensure Vista’s clients get the full benefit of our many years of expertise within the global consumer electronics and home entertainment marketplace.”

About Vista Research Inc.

Founded in 2001, Vista Research Inc., a Standard & Poor’s business, is a primary research service that supports institutional money managers, corporations and legal and consulting firms. Vista Research provides its clients with an efficient and unique opportunity to gain direct insight into a particular company or industry by connecting its clients with members of the Society of Industry Leaders, a global network of leading experts and prominent industry professionals.

Vista Research also provides other products and services that are provided by and available through non-affiliated third parties and which may be provided to multiple parties at the same time. These products and services are not deemed to be an endorsement by Vista Research or its affiliates or investment or financial advice or an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security or financial instrument. For additional information, please visit

About Futuresource Consulting Ltd.

Futuresource Consulting is a specialist research and knowledge-based consulting company, formed in June 2008 through a merger between Understanding & Solutions and Decision Tree Consulting (DTC). With more than 30 years’ heritage, Futuresource provides its clients with expertise in consumer electronics, digital imaging, entertainment media, broadcast, optical manufacturing, storage media and IT.


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