Independent investment research companies provide an essential service to financial advisers, fund managers, superannuation funds, institutional investors and retail investors. The industry researches and rates various investment and superannuation funds to provide clear, unbiased and valuable information to assess the optimal investment products for large and small investors to include in their portfolios. Research firms also provide other valuable quantitative and qualitative research and information products to assist investment companies in developing financial models and making investment choices.
Firms in the industry provide independent, third-party investment research to institutional and individual investors, corporate issuers and financial services firms. This research is generally provided to clients on the ‘buy-side’ of the investment market, such as fund managers and institutional investors. Companies that provide ‘sell-side’ investment research, such as investment banks and commercial banks, are excluded from this report.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.