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Buy-Side Intelligent Information Management Tool

THE INDUSTRY CHALLENGE

MiFID II regulation fundamentally change how investment research is produced, consumed and distributed.

From 2018, buy-side firms will need to track their consumption of research and attribute a monetary value to it. They will need to set a specific budget for the investment research they receive and produce a detailed audit trail. The current system of bundled services and execution commission covering the cost of research will no longer be fit for purpose.

The current way research is received is via email. 1,000s of research reports land in the inboxes of fund managers and their analysts weekly. Due to information overload, only a fraction of these get read. Finding the valuable insights takes hours going through untargeted and unfiltered research pieces.

HOW FEEDSTOCK ADDRESS THE CHALLENGE

FeedStock filters and categorizes investor research using artificial intelligence software embedded into clients’ internal systems.

Their solution enables identification, prioritization, collaboration and tracking of a bespoke buy-side research platform.

The tool also enables buy-side institutions to produce defensible, transparent metrics when budgeting and paying for research. Providing related management information for buy-side institutions to effectively manage their research broker relationships.

The data produced is both quantitative and qualitative ensuring that the research payments are not only accurate, but are also in line with the MiFID II regulations.

A Productivity and Compliance tool combined.

HOW ILLUMINATE ARE HELPING FEEDSTOCK CROSS THE CHASM

We will connect FeedStock to new potential clients on the buy-side and potential channel partners as they look to grow their client base globally.

WHY FEEDSTOCK WERE RIGHT FOR ILLUMINATE

The twin challenges of information overload and MiFID II compliance around investment research has created both an efficiency problem with consumption and regulatory requirements for the buy-side.

The team at Feedstock have experienced these issues first hand on both of the street. We are excited to be part of their journey as they bring state of the art technology and a useful, needed tool to this key industry challenge.