ResearchPool launches Powered Boutique with Invest Securities licensing agreement
ResearchPool has built and will maintain the website for Invest Securities to distribute investment research to their clients. The broker to align its practices with MiFID 2 whilst benefiting from 3 years of technological advancement from ResearchPool.
ResearchPool, the leading global digital platform for investment research, has signed a new partnership with Invest Securities, the independent French intermediation company with expertise in brokerage, analysis office, issuers department.
Invest Securities and ResearchPool have agreed on a partnership to offer investment companies with a state of the art, MiFID 2-compliant solution to access reports and analysts. Invest Securities will also distribute exclusively its research on ResearchPool.com for non-clients.
“Invest Securities is convinced that research is a real differentiating factor in the investment process when it brings quality and knowledge of sectors, a good reason for focusing on 6 sectors.” says Anne Bellavoine, deputy CEO of Invest Securities and sponsor for the partnership “MiFID 2 is a challenge that we must meet by offering a website adapted to the new regulations regarding research. ResearchPool is an innovative partner which matches our strategy perfectly.”
ResearchPool has developed the platform of Invest Securities clients so that they can access research whilst:
- complying with the new regulation, given the emergence of MiFID 2 in the coming weeks,
- enhancing their user experience through an optimized search engine, personalized dashboards and notification,
- bettering the quality of their distribution with readership data in real time, digitalized client feedback and journey analysis
For ResearchPool, this first license confirms the quality of its algorithms and workflows, and capability to quickly respond to research providers’ search for technological advancement amid regulatory changes. The firm complements its offering to providers with the ability to develop Powered Boutique, on top of being present with aggregators.
“We are excited about this new development in our business model as it confirms that our superior technology will directly power research providers in their touchpoints with clients.” says Anne Gaignard, Chief Commercial Officer. “ResearchPool has an open system which has been coded with technological leadership, and we could respond to Invest Securities request for a state-of-the-art boutique”
Maxime Dubreil, Head of Equity Research at Invest Securities has been steering this project: “we are convinced that MiFID 2 is a source of opportunities for research providers producing a differentiating equity research. We are happy to partner with ResearchPool, a pioneering aggregation platform and marketplace for financial research. It will enable us to benefit from the best practices and make a difference in the post MiFID 2 environment.”
About ResearchPool (www.researchpool.com)
ResearchPool is a new generation platform to sell and purchase research reports, and a MiFID 2 solution for investment firms to manage spending usage and evaluation of research. Its vision is to be the most user centric digital platform for the smart sharing and use of financial information.
ResearchPool was founded in early 2015 by infrastructure specialists who had a strong belief that a more efficient and transparent capital markets supported by digital technology would eventually replace the opaque and selective ecosystem, unlocking the full potential of the capital markets ecosystem.
Amazon Alexa regularly ranks ResearchPool as the most popular platform for investment research.
About InvestSecurities (www.invest-securities.com)
As a multi-expert investment services provider, Invest Securities is part of the independent financial company Allinvest. With a hub of additional domains: brokerage, analysis office, issuers department, Invest Securities brings global and personalized solutions to companies and institutional as well as fund managers.
With more than 200 transactions over 10 years, Invest Securities is first introducer by number of transactions on the Euronext and Alternext markets.
Already well referenced in many sectors like real estate and growth companies, Invest Securities recently strengthened its teams in the domains of new technologies, retail, luxury and media and currently monitors more than 120 stocks.
About MiFID 2
Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) is the European Union regulation of the financial markets seeking to improve competitiveness of the European financial markets by creating a single market for investment services and activities and to ensure a high degree of harmonised protection for investors in financial instruments.
The Directive and its correlated Regulation (MiFIR) have been implemented on 3.01.2018, targeting to mitigate conflicts of interest between buy side and their own clients. The regulator demands notably that financial research is paid for separately from trading commissions by professional investors.
The directive is applicable for all market participants with clients in Europe.