Independent Research Forum
The Gateway To Independent Research
Where Investors Meet Expert Analysis
Independent Research Forum - IRF - enables Professional Investors to access a wide range of high-quality Independent Research Providers - IRPs including specialist Data Providers.
IRF provides IRPs with introductions and marketing opportunities through an extensive network of Investors across the world.
Increasingly Investors are adopting research services which are conflict-free, unbundled, selectively available and reflect innovative approaches whilst generating successful calls and clear, cogent value-propositions. This trend has accelerated following the introduction of MiFID II.
How We Work
To facilitate mutually beneficial relationships between Professional Investors and IRPs.
Through a detailed understanding of Investors’ research requirements, IRF identifies and introduces the highest-quality alpha-generating IRPs. Today the IRF network consists of over 140 Providers who cover multiple Asset Classes, Methodologies, Sectors and Regions.
IRF provides a comprehensive introduction and marketing service, and manages analyst roadshows, service commitments and all aspects of such client relationships.
Additional promotional activities include IRF events which showcase IRPs, sponsorship of conferences and publicity highlighting the benefits of Independent Research.
IRF is remunerated by IRPs on a success-only basis, and does not enter into exclusive relationships with IRPs with whom they collaborate.
IRF has effected over 2,000 introductions since its launch in May, 2016. Whilst key Investor relationships are based in the UK, IRF is continually expanding links with Investors throughout the US, Continental Europe and Asia.