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. The foundation of this globally unique consultant database and its associated services are many years of practical experience in consultant relations as well as theoretical and empirical academic research on investment consulting. The 8P-approach provides a holistic portrait of each investment consultant giving valuable insight into the following areas:
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Competitor analysis has shown that there is no comparable tool available – globally. The USP results from the following advantages
The USP of The IC Research Global Database results from its pure institutional focus and its truly global coverage listing only genuine investment consultants accessible via an intuitive web-based technology easy to use. The research process is ongoing and a combination of several automatically powered web-crawlers searching the worldwide web, and handcrafted quality checks by our researchers with academic background. Research is conducted automatically, by proprietary software and external tools like data and relation extraction software, text analytic APIs, tagging engines, and deep learning software. Research is also conducted manually by a team of researchers permanently updating the database. Our data-quality-control procedures imply several checking routines executed online and by phone calls by our researchers and our sub-contractors. The result is the most detailed and accurate information collection on investment consultants available in the marketplace.
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Besides investment consultant companies The IC Research Global Database also lists more than 50 companies focussing on outsourced chief investment officer (OCIO) business. Those companies tend to have a smaller client base and use an open architecture approach to manager selection. Asset owners which decide to partner with an OCIO, typically do not have sufficient resources or expertise to manage investments directly. The OCIO market has been continually growing during the last years, becoming more and more important to asset managers.
The IC Research Global Database is putting information at clients’ fingertips, anytime and anyplace they need it. The powerful “search box” makes it easy to look up content very quickly. It also provides a precise “search filter” allowing to combine 150+ filtering criteria and enabling the selection along
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Clients are in good company. We do business with the best in business, globally. Our client base are asset managers, private equity firms, and hedge funds managing more than USD 35 trillion in assets, representing a 35% 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.