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    Trusted by the best
    Our client base are institutions managing more than USD 18 trillion in assets,
    representing a 22% market share of the world's largest 500 managers.
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    Salesforce appexchange program partner
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    Trusted by users worldwide
    Users of our online market intelligence are located in 45 cities, 15 countries,
    10 time zones and 4 continents.
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    Our mission
    Simply, to save our clients’ time, money and “nerves”,
    and to empower them through comprehensive and accurate data and information.
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    proud to
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    AIMSE Europe
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    Our digital services
    Cloud-based consultant relations intelligence via our
    NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR CONSULTANT RELATIONS™.
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    Our DNA
    An independent service provider of data and market intelligence
    on truly institutional investment consultants.

Welcome to The IC Research Institute
TRULY GLOBAL RESEARCH ON INVESTMENT CONSULTING™

The IC Research Institute, established in 2014, is an independent provider of market intelligence data services on institutional investment consultants, realized by a unique combination of in-depth market knowledge and innovative information technology. The activities are designed to add value by making hard-to-find information accessible and transforming fragmented data into a complete picture in order to accelerate the consultant relationship and sales management process. The institute’s core online service is a vital cloud-based NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR CONSULTANT RELATIONS™ with truly global reach, supporting clients to become successful in consultant relations and to save time, money and “nerves” by shortening the sales management process and accelerating institutional business development. We’re in the business of finding new business – it’s about market intelligence that is of highly practical benefit for business development, sales, revenues, and ultimately relevant for profit.

We help clients to become successful in consultant relations by providing a unique online gateway to truly institutional investment consultants – globally.

We empower clients to be systematic and to stay focused on consultant relations as research is our passion, reducing “Big Data” to the point – the point of interest.

We keep clients informed on investment consultants by providing information and news about investment consultants – beyond the “Big Five” and in one place.

We enable clients to stay up-to-date in consultant relations as our systems work around the world and around the clock – always ready, always on.

We empower clients to become digital in consultant relations by providing cloud-based consultant relations intelligence – available at their fingertips.

We support clients to go global in consultant relations as we are in the business of finding new business – on all continents and in 120 countries.

2021-04 SENSE SELLS

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2021-03 TRUSTED BY USERS WORLDWIDE

Users of our market intelligence online services are located in 43 cities, 14 countries, 10 time zones and 4 continents.

2020-12 THANK YOU FOR 2020

To all our customers, many of the most admired and successful companies in the world.

2020-10 FOCUS ON THE ESSENTIALS

We at The IC Research Institute empower you and your team to do so by providing high-quality contact data.

2020-03 PROUD TO SPONSOR AIMSE EUROPE

We are delighted to announce that The IC Research Institute is sponsoring AIMSE Europe.

2020-01 CHICAGO OFFICE OPENED

By opening an office in Chicago we are signaling our growth ambitions in the U.S. market.

2019-06 SALESFORCE APPEXCHANGE PARTNER

By listing our CRM App in the Salesforces Appexchange we are aiming to make our clients’ business life easier.

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The IC Research Global Database
NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR CONSULTANT RELATIONS™

The IC Research Global Database is a powerful and extensive data and information collection of truly institutional investment consultants from around the globe. Containing the most in-depth coverage of hard-to-find information it reflects the most accurate and trusted information available in the marketplace. We provide market intelligence beyond the “Big Five”. Our systems work around the world and around the clock. The IC Research Global Database is designed and powered from experts for experts.

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INTERACTIVE INSIGHT INTO THE GLOBAL MARKET

Investment consultants in the news

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2021-05-06 | IPE

Border to Coast selects managers for £575m private cr…

… The pool is working with investment consultant Albourne to raise standards in private markets related to environmental, social and governance  …

2021-05-05 | ACTUARIAL POST

Schemes risk cutting corners to meet looming CMA deadline

… Commenting on the speed with which Pensions Trustees will need to act, Samora Stephenson, Senior Investment Consultant, , says: “If   …

2021-05-05 | IPE

Russell Investments makes senior leadership changes

… investment solutions, as evidenced by the recently announced partnership with private markets investment firm, . “We have  …

People on the move 3169

2021-05-07 | INSTITUTIONAL ASSET MANAGER

Redington appoints Head of LGPS

, an independent pensions and investment consultant, has appointed Jill Davys to lead its offering for the local government pension  …

2021-05-07 | PRIVATE EQUITY WIRE

Central Park Group adds to private equity team

, LLC, an independent investment advisory firm delivering access to premier institutional private equity, hedge fund, real  …

2021-05-06 | THE ASSET

Mercer appoints China wealth business leader

… Mercer has appointed Fred Wen as wealth business leader for China, effective May 6. …

Mandates 6216

2021-05-05 | PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS ONLINE

Kentucky tops up real estate commitments with additional $ …

… funds’ target to real estate to 10% from 5% after the completion of an asset allocation study by investment consultant . …

2021-05-04 | INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR

AQR’s Comeback Came Too Late for Florida SBA

advised SBA on these two investments, as well as strategic investments in Levine Leichtman’s third lower-middle  … Townsend

2021-04-30 | PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS ONLINE

Tulare County Employees narrows consultant search to 3 fina…

… At its Thursday meeting, the USD 1.6 billion plan authorized due diligence inspections of Advisory, Meketa Investment Group and NEPC,  … NEPCMeketa … …

M&A activities 799

2021-05-04 | PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS ONLINE

OneDigital continues buying spree with Future Benefits acqu…

… Financial Services, and Chepenik Financial. All told, it bought 21 retirement plan and personal wealth firms last year. … Westminster

2021-04-23 | PLANADVISER

M&A Update: OneDigital Acquires Westminster Consulting

is the latest retirement plan advisory firm to be acquired by OneDigital Investment Advisors, the registered investment  …

2021-04-22 | PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS ONLINE

OneDigital scoops up Westminster Consulting to expand retir…

… Financial Services, and Chepenik Financial. All told, it bought 21 retirement plan and personal wealth firms last year. … Westminster

Trusted by the best

Clients are in good company. We do business with the best in business, globally. Our client base are institutions managing more than USD 18 trillion in assets, representing a 22% market share of the world’s largest 500 managers. Our clients range from truly global giants to small firms though, and have all one thing in common – they trust us to manage information integral and crucial to their business success. When it comes to client satisfaction, we don’t do any market research – we talk to our clients. Our business model is unique and we are proud to be a service provider – our boutique nature allows us to provide the personal service that our clients have come to expect from us.

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Selected testimonials

  • “IC Research is an invaluable source of information for the institutional marketplace. Being informed about the many consulting firms, where they are based, their focus, and who the key individuals are is incredibly helpful in determining where success for an investment strategy may lie. Having all of the consultants – field and research – in one place provides the complete picture for those firms wishing to navigate the intermediation landscape.”

    Peter Brackett, ASIP


    Former Managing Director and UK Head of Consultant Relations | State Street Global Advisors | London | UK

  • “It is always a pleasure to interact and speak with the team at IC Research – their attention and focus on high-quality data and information and their great online platform are a ‘breath of fresh air’ and much appreciated. This fintech tool looks great and is permanently optimized by very good features and updates – top work!”

    Sam Iles


    Associate Director | Alpha FMC | New York, NY | USA

  • “IC Research has consistently exceeded my expectations both in the high level of service and the quality of the data. All of the contacts and firms are right there at your fingertips, and the data is clean and current. The website is intuitive to navigate, and the information is easily downloaded as Excel or PDF formats. IC Research has streamlined much of my workflow and created so many efficiencies for our team.”

    Kristen White Christman


    Associate Director, Institutional Relationships | Diamond Hill Capital Management | Columbus, OH | USA

  • “IC Research is an innovative and cost-effective cloud-based fintech tool that gets you access to all the relevant investment consultants and their connections to institutional investors globally. It’s incredibly powerful, saves you a lot of time, and shortens the sales cycle!”

    Patrick Lachotzki


    Founder and CEO | Piexton Capital | London | UK

  • “The IC Research database and online portal is an invaluable tool for consultant relations. The quality of data and global reach is second to none. Additionally, the level of service is very impressive. There is a deep understanding of how consultant relations work within the firm, and this is reflected in the product.”

    Chris Hamer


    Head of Consultant Relations EMEA | BNY Mellon Investment Management | London | UK

  • “A very useful and easy to navigate tool that helps us to keep on top of what is a fast-changing marketplace. A fantastic resource with top quality levels of service!”

    Carl McAndrew


    Managing Director, Head of Global (ex US) Consultant Relations | Principal Global Investors | London | UK

  • “IC Research offers an elegant solution to unearthing essential intelligence on investment consultants large and small. The breadth, depth, and quality of their data are quite startling and the service has clearly been designed with a deep understanding of the needs of consultant relations professionals.”

    Marc Haynes


    Senior Vice President, Head of Sales and Client Service EMEA | Cohen & Steers | London | UK

  • “This database is a critical component to keeping on top of the changing consultant channel. It is a wonderful resource for identifying research staff and field consultants at all tiers of consultants. There really is nothing like it in the marketplace!”

    Andrew Eras, CFA


    Senior Vice President | SSI Investment Management | New York, NY | USA

  • “IC Research provides a very comprehensive overview of global and local investment consultants. The database is a highly useful tool for distribution teams looking to explore new opportunities and save time when searching for the right contacts.”

    Ominder Dhillon


    Former Global Head of Institutional Distribution | M&G Investments | London | UK

  • “The online platform is very comprehensive and easy to use. I am particularly impressed by the client service offered by the team. Thank you for your outstanding support over the last years.”

    Leigh Ann Kittell, CFA


    Head of Product Communication | Quoniam Asset Management | Frankfurt | Germany

  • “IC Research’s extensive database, with hard to find information, and the ability to transform fragmented data into a holistic complete view, is for sure a tremendous value-add and contributor to the success of our institutional marketing and consultant relations team. They are truly a unique and powerful gateway to the most in-depth information with a superior level of client service. Truly impressive.”

    Walid A. Shinnawi, CFA


    Former Senior Vice President and Head of Institutional Sales, Client Service & Marketing | SSI Investment Management | Beverly Hills, CA | USA

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