Investment research software helps shape the process behind allocating resources. It’s primarily used by portfolio managers, private banking specialists, and other investment-related professionals. The goal is to optimize the investment process and help clients make the best decisions involving their money.
What is financial research software?
The definition above doesn’t exhaust the definition of financial research software. These kinds of products are highly specialized financial research tools. To fall into this category, a product should:
provide access to macroeconomic data
generate data about the company – basic, about capital structure, ownership and transaction information, financial reports
have tools to gather and process financial information
have the ability to generate reports
have the ability to made recommendations based on the data and historical flows of the company overall, including financial, condition
Investment research software also performs periodical stock screens and presents results through various visualizing methods. Such as graphs or simplified presentations, that includes all the most important information, while deep analysis is covered in the full version of the report.
Benefits of financial market research software
Best financial research software usually is offered based on various tiers. Depending on the tier you choose, you get different options. The higher the tier, the more precise, custom, and deep the analytics goes. The thing is, however, that level of customization allows for a truly tailored experience.
Another plus comes from the charts themselves. In order to be useful, financial research tools fight over charts, instead of options. Most of them have similar features, but the level of information clarity is what wins customers over. You need to be able to throw a quick glance and read the results almost immediately. That’s why best financial research software is praised based on the quality of presentation, not only information.
The next benefit comes with customizable options. Investment management research software allows you to generate custom watchlists and scanner filters. That way you want to miss a stock or a company you want to put under the microscope.
What kinds of investment research software are available for use?
In a nutshell – you can go with a general product category or decide on something narrow. Like a product that scans only a specific industry, let’s say the energy sector or transportation. The real dilemma comes from the next step. If you invest in a stock, will that satisfy your needs? Or will you choose to build an investment research software yourself? If the second possibility comes to fruition, consider using research and development services.
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Acuris powers business growth for financial and professional services firms worldwide. Through events and subscription-based digital services, we provide unique, high-value content that helps our customers to make the best decisions based on the strongest evidence.
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AlphaSense is a market intelligence platform used by the world’s leading companies and financial institutions. Since 2011, our AI-based technology has helped professionals make smarter business decisions by delivering insights from an extensive universe of public and private content—including company filings, event transcripts, news, trade journals, and equity research. Our platform is trusted by over 1,800 enterprise customers, including a majority of the S&P 500. Headquartered in New York City, AlphaSense employs over 450 people across offices in the U.S., U.K., Finland, and India. For more information, please visit www.alpha-sense.com.
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The data you need is delivered, cleaned, tagged, and standardized so you can easily spot the linkages, relationships, and connections that help you discover new opportunities.
It’s distributed via feeds, direct to your desktop or applications from the cloud, or via hosted or managed data management services.
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EMIS operates in and reports on countries where high reward goes hand-in-hand with high risk. We bring you time-sensitive, hard-to-get, relevant news, research and analytical data, peer comparisons and more for over 125 emerging markets. We are a business within the ISI Emerging Markets Group.
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Control data flow, automate entitlements, and support your web-based applications using a full suite of tools, with the industry’s most powerful market data distribution platform (formerly known as Thomson Reuters Enterprise Platform).
Reduce complexity and costs, and streamline your operations. Transfer data across offices and functions securely and confidently using bespoke workflows unique to your organization.
A range of APIs lets you simply connect and distribute data, and our robust technology ensures minimal downtime. Your teams can write new apps or algorithms and quickly start trading with them over the platform.
To ensure compliance, our entitlements system has over 15,000 licenses globally. Content from any provider can be normalized and tagged so that it is identifiable at all stages, giving you full audit and compliance trails.
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EQS IR COCKPIT is the world’s first platform which brings together and coordinates investor data, contact management, disclosure obligations and news distribution in one tool. EQS IR COCKPIT was developed to improve the work of investor relations managers: with simple workflows, better results and added value for you and your investors.
Company Data: FactSet offers expansive company data to help you make smarter investment decisions. Whether you want to gain a complete understanding of a company’s credit strength and overall debt profile, or individual equity components, we can help you understand a company’s true investment potential.
FactSet (NYSE:FDS | NASDAQ:FDS) delivers superior content, analytics, and flexible technology to help more than 122,000 users see and seize opportunity sooner. We give investment professionals the edge to outperform with informed insights, workflow solutions across the portfolio lifecycle, and industry-leading support from dedicated specialists. We’re proud to have been recognized with multiple awards for our analytical and data-driven solutions and repeatedly ranked as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® and a Best Workplace in the United Kingdom and France.
Insight360 is designed to provide investor relations professionals the tools to benchmark their investor interactions by sector, region or market capitalization, help determine when your non-deal roadshow would be most effective, prioritize and target cities by tracking the real-time increase in capital flows, track the activity of your investor targets in real-time.
Nasdaq Advisory Services delivers shareholder analysis, a comprehensive view of trading and investor activity and insights into investor behavior providing you with meaningful data and analysis to manage your investor relations outreach efforts.
Founded in 2007 and acquired by Morningstar in 2016, PitchBook provides comprehensive data on the private and public markets to help business professionals discover and execute top opportunities. PitchBook’s data and analysis is available through our award-winning software, the PitchBook Platform, as well as our suite of integrated tools, industry news and in-depth reports.
With offices in Seattle, San Francisco, New York and London, PitchBook serves more than 18,000 clients globally.
Q4 Desktop is a fully integrated investor relations platform that combines your CRM with advanced markets intelligence tools to simplify and streamline the entire investor relations workflow. Q4 Desktop includes activity logging and pipeline solutions, intuitive contact-level targeting, time-saving report building functionality, itinerary building, roadshow planning tools, database of validated financial data, as well as actionable intelligence including trading analytics, relative performance, and activism alarms.
With a simplified and streamlined end-to-end solution, only Q4 Desktop aggregates all data generated across websites, events, and CRM, with capital markets intelligence to drive better understanding of shareholder base and stock valuation.
With the Q4 Experience, clients gain access to a portfolio of innovative solutions to help them successfully meet their business objectives, including for websites, video conferencing and virtual events, investor relations CRM, investor targeting, corporate access, and capital markets intelligence.
By combining market-leading technology with an industry-leading customer experience model, Q4 empowers over 2,100 of the world’s largest brands to build impactful and strategic investor relations and corporate communication programs.
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Eikon is more than just a way to access an extraordinary range of data and exclusive market-leading Reuters news – with Eikon content running alongside REDI EMS, our award-winning execution management system, you get open and powerful pre-trade capabilities. Trader-focused apps help you understand the markets and make crucial decisions, and you can connect to the world’s largest verified directory of financial professionals — over 300,000 trusted contacts collaborating, sharing, and gaining vital insights.
It’s an open platform so you can build and plug into a wide array of APIs and apps to get the information you need, when and how you need it. And, unlike ‘closed’ models, Eikon is a catalyst for innovation in the global financial services industry.
Getting started is simple – access Eikon via your desktop, over the web, or your mobile device. You’re just a download away from mastering the market.
Access unmatched financial data, news and content coverage in a highly customized workflow experience built just for you. Work faster and smarter on your preferred device, at home or in the office.
Refinitiv Workspace gives you access to the broadest and deepest coverage of financial data, news, analytics and productivity tools – all in a highly customized experience on desktop, web and mobile. With its integrated developer environment, you can also use and analyze data flexibly with modern APIs and popular languages like Python.
Whether you’re a wealth advisor, research analyst, portfolio manager, investment banker, trader or financial developer, Workspace is tailored to your specific needs, so you’ll get the functionality that fully meets your unique workflow.
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Tamale RMS® is an award-winning research management solution built by and for investment professionals. This SS&C Advent solution provides a centralized repository for organizing all research data, both internal and external, in one place – making it easy to access, search, find and share information, and use it to its greatest effect. Investment teams can spend their time collaborating on ideas, improving due diligence and providing transparency for investors. Cloud delivery and mobile applications make Tamale accessible anytime, anywhere, enabling teams in disparate locations to collaborate in real time. Capture, organize and share every piece of research you receive or create from one, centralized source.
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Visible Alpha captures the forecasts, assumptions and logic from full working models and integrates them into comparable views across analysts. This unique data is available on thousands of companies via the Visible Alpha Insights platform, Excel Add-In or API.
Amenity develops cloud-based analytics solutions to help businesses draw actionable insights from text on a massive scale. Fortune 100 companies, hedge funds, financial exchanges, and insurance companies rely on our proprietary NLP technology for use on sources ranging from regulatory filings and earnings call transcripts to news coverage, social media activity, and research reports.
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Geography: US & Canada based businesses
Revenue: $5M – $250M
EBITDA: Up to $20M
Transaction Types: M&A, Debt, Minority Equity, & Co-Investments
Industry Verticals: Healthcare, TMT (Tech, Media & Telecom), Industrials, Consumer, Business Services, Food & Beverage, Transportation & Logistics, Financial Services, Energy, Education
Barchart’s Historical and End-of-Day data is available for worldwide equities, futures, indices, funds and forex.
This data can be delivered to users through Barchart OnDemand or common file transfer methods such as FTP. One-time data sales, as well as daily update services are available, and can be customized to meet the product set defined by clients.
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Integrate real-time, delayed, and historical market data into third-party applications with technology managed and hosted by Barchart. Market data is fed directly to the client/end-user applications with Barchart as the vendor of record.
Barchart’s Market Data Feeds are used by companies in finance, commodities, agricultural, energy and media. They are compatible with many independent software vendors (ISVs) offering trading, charting, and financial analysis applications and websites, as well as back-office systems for portfolio valuation, risk management and accounting.
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cmdtyNewswires delivers actionable news, market analysis, and proprietary data sets that give commodity professionals what they need to make business critical decisions every day.
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Easily integrate cmdtyNewswires into your client-facing applications, improving news ROI, and overall customer engagement.
cmdtyStats™ is the source for economic data and commodity statistics – all made available in one easy to use API. Users can access key economic releases from the U.S. Census, including Construction Spending, New Home Sales, Durable Goods Orders, Manufacturers’ Shipments, and Wholesale trade through the cmdtyStats API or inside cmdtyView®, Barchart’s market data terminal.
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CE was founded over 10 years ago as a consumer-focused, data-driven equity research boutique anchored in customer service. Our leading principal is to evolve with our clients, delivering actionable insights and data sources that enhance our clients’ investment process across any landscape.
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Barchart’s Grain Price Data provides users with best-in-class intraday and historical data from 3,800+ grain buying facilities. Barchart makes it easy to access best-in-class historical grain prices over Web Services – powering use cases for Grain Buyers, Hedge Funds, Trading Firms and other users of Alternative Data.
Barchart Grain Price Data covers local grain prices historically back to 2008 and contains intraday records which are updated on price change events. In addition to this approach to physical commodity prices, Barchart provides users with rich metadata from each grain buying site allowing for deep analysis and fast integrations.
Features of the offering include:
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MackeyRMS is a SaaS-based research management platform engineered to optimize the way analysts and portfolio managers generate, share, collaborate, and act on investment research conducted for actively managed portfolios. Relied upon as a single system of record for research supporting the investment process, Mackey is used by many of the world’s leading investment managers to organize key investment workflows, engender trust from investors, and streamline regulatory and compliance oversight. Mackey is used by institutional asset managers and asset owners across the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions.
Irwin is the most powerful investor relations software, made for modern IR teams. Find, engage, and build relationships with the right investors at the right time so that you can focus on what you do best – building your business.
Irwin is a leading technology provider for capital markets professionals. Leveraging our experience in both financial markets and enterprise software allows us to uniquely position our clients for success. We are building our company for the long-term and we are helping our clients do the same.
Founded in 2017 in Toronto, Irwin was built on the thesis that the combination of evolving regulatory standards, industry conditions and technological innovation was forcing significant change in the way capital markets operate.
Since then, that thesis has proven to be correct, leading to a growing need to do things differently. Since early 2017, we have been helping global public companies and their advisors successfully navigate these changes. Our innovative software and service allows our clients to build better relationships with investors and ultimately lower their cost of capital. By doing this, we are improving the transparency, accountability and productivity of capital markets.
Irwin enables you to:
Better understand changes in your shareholder base. Irwin has the most accurate and comprehensive shareholder monitoring capabilities by combining unique data sets to give you the full picture.
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Keep track of all your IR activity in one place. Irwin’s intuitive design allows for seamless management of your company’s contacts. Our CRM function is easy-to-use, and designed to help improve your communications with investors and stakeholders.
Access Research, Estimates, and Transcripts. Save time and gain a deeper understanding of what is being said about your company and your peers by accessing FactSet’s Research, Estimates and Transcripts directly within Irwin.
LUSID is a complete investment data machine that powers multi-asset, multi-sector, multi-geography strategies. It brings unrivalled functionality and services to help you get the most out of your data. Harness LUSID’s open community, API-first approach and investment platform to create a world class operational model for all your middle and back-office functions.
Money.Net provides real-time market prices along with all of the relevant fundamental reference data for global markets, such as supply and demand statistics, or corporate actions. Money.Net also includes a professional technical charting system, the fastest live breaking market news, an Excel API to update your spreadsheets with live feeds and historical data, alerts, notifications, squawk, analytics, and much more, all in one place.
Search, analyze and conduct powerful research on 10,000+ institutions across hedge funds, mutual funds, investment advisors and other institutional investors to better understand their positions, profitability, alpha-generation and fundamental performance indicators.
The Orchestrade platform meets todays market and regulatory challenges head-on, leveraging our extensive experience and the latest technology. Agility, speed and consistency are the founding design principles of our new approach.