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    Chicago office opened
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    Trusted by the best
    Our client base are institutions managing more than USD 12 trillion in assets,
    representing a 15% market share of the world's largest 500 managers.
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    Trusted by users worldwide
    Users of our online market intelligence are located in 40 cities, 14 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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    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 Six” 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.

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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 Six”. 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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Investment consultants in the news

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2020-05-27 | EUROPEAN PENSIONS

SCOOP: Europe’s fragmented pension rules in focus as compan…

… Commenting, Retirement Solutions senior partner, Paul Bonser, said: “For most multinational companies, pensions represent the biggest  …

2020-05-27 | ACTUARIAL POST

DB pensions now worth more than property for most of Britain

… The value of people’s DB pension outstrips average property value in the majority of areas of Britain, according to new analysis from . …

2020-05-26 | PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS ONLINE

U.K. OCIO performance varies in first quarter – XPS r…

… returns in 2019 tended to fare better in the three months ended March 31, said a report of the research by consultant XPS Pensions Group. …

People on the move 2848

2020-05-26 | PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS ONLINE

Mercer taps head of responsible investment

… Mr. Fanger was previously CEO of Swell Investing, an impact investing company that closed in 2019. Mercer spokesman James Allan could not  …

2020-05-23 | ACTUARIAL POST

Hymans Robertson appoint new Head of Clients for TPA

… Peter is already a Partner at the leading pensions and financial services consultancy, where he has worked for the last 17 years after joining from . His most  …

2020-05-14 | PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS ONLINE

Marquette Associates brings on senior vice president

… Amy Miller was named senior vice president at . It is a new position at the Chicago-based investment consulting firm, said  …

Mandates 5666

2020-05-26 | PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS ONLINE

Marlborough Contributory looking to hire defensive equity m…

, investment consultant to the USD 188 million plan, is assisting in the search.Preference will be given to strategies that  …

2020-05-26 | PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS ONLINE

Illinois State Board seeks investment consultant

… Current consultant will be invited to rebid, she said. The board posts RFPs on its website. A proposal due date was  …

2020-05-26 | PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS ONLINE

Delaware sticks with Cammack as investment consultant

… Delaware Office of the State Treasurer, Dover, rehired as investment consultant for the state’s three defined  …

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2020-05-26 | PRIVATE EQUITY WIRE

Nordic Capital to acquire Max Matthiessen

… Johan Forsgård, head of Nordics, , said: “ and Max Matthiessen will have ongoing relationships in  …

2020-04-21 | IPE

Morningstar to acquire ESG data firm Sustainalytics in full

… Morningstar is to acquire environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and ratings firm Sustainalytics in full, having today announced  …

2020-04-02 | PRIVATE EQUITY WIRE

Aksia completes acquisition of TorreyCove Capital Partners

… As a specialist alternatives research and investment advisory firm serving the needs of institutional investors, ‘s expertise now covers private  … Aksia

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 12 trillion in assets, representing a 15% 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.

Trusted by users worldwide

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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


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

  • “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 | Beverly Hills, CA | 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 Consultant Relations | Deka Institutional | 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


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

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