About Us

What is ResearchPool?

ResearchPool is a UK incorporated company that operates an online aggregation platform and marketplace for financial research and market commentary on a wide range of European and international markets. We provide both premium and free reports from a broad spectrum of research providers, from independent research providers to brokers.

In the same way that open marketplaces helped Amazon revolutionise e-commerce, or Apple music distribution, ResearchPool connects a variety of specialist research providers cross-border with the long tail of research consumers.

Providing easy access to high-quality financial research

We created ResearchPool to be the first open-access, pan-European marketplace for direct access to financial markets research and market commentary.

Why ResearchPool?

Our approach to financial research benefits consumers, research providers and the companies researched:

  • Consumers - By making a variety of research available on a unified platform with transparent pricing, research is brought to a new audience. Previously, financial research was only available to a select few or through complicated channels. ResearchPool provides easy, direct access to financial markets research and market commentary.
  • Research providers - This new, wider audience also benefits smaller research providers who do not have the marketing resources or channels to reach out to a variety of consumers. Creating a distribution channel for providers to reach a fragmented audience means that they can focus their resources on research rather than sales.
  • Companies - Finally, many of these research providers cover small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are not covered anywhere else. Increased access to research about these companies, particularly SMEs, can improve their visibility with investors which can lead to increased trading liquidity and can improve their ability to raise funds. 

By unbundling the cost of research from the dealing commission, we expect the coming Mifid II regulations to give investors more freedom of choice, increasing demand for value added research and quality market commentary, which in turn will shift power from the providers to the research consumer. ResearchPool’s platform is intended to be the most agile and adaptive platform for market information. ResearchPool hopes to democratise access and improve information asymmetry.

Who is ResearchPool?

It all started with our vision that Finance/Capital Markets should be fairer, more transparent and democratic.

After working for leading Global Exchanges for most of their careers, budding entrepreneurs James Woodley and Pedro Fernandes recognised that there are gaps in the research marketplace that can be filled by combining the best practices of e-commerce and exchanges.

"We saw first-hand the information asymmetry that results from inefficient research production and distribution. By creating an open and transparent financial research marketplace utilising e-commerce technology and aggregation, we deeply believe that supply and demand for research can be better matched, contributing to less overproduction on large caps and more coverage on SMEs." 

For SMEs distribution is king: a significant proportion of investment and trading in SMEs, micro caps and nano caps is from domestic private investors and smaller institutions, the majority of whom do not have access to the same amounts of research that large asset managers do, with multiple broker relationships and deeper pockets to buy research. The importance of research production on trading liquidity, particularly for smaller companies means that ResearchPool is closing this competitive disadvantage, democratising access to research, particularly cross-border in Europe.

What people are saying about ResearchPool 

ValuEngine CEO Paul Henneman

“ResearchPool is an innovative service designed to provide quick and easy access to market commentary.  We view ResearchPool as an important partner as we expand our report distribution to include European investors. We are excited to join with ResearchPool as their platform reflects our own commitment to provide timely, accurate, and objective financial research to investors across the globe”.

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Key People

Pedro Fernandes, CEO

Pedro Fernandes

Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder

Pedro has deep expertise in infrastructure market developments, after working 15 years at Euronext and 4 years as European head of ETF products.

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 Anne Gaignard

Anne Gaignard

Managing Director & Partner

Anne has over 30 years’ experience in financial markets and was previously in charge of business development of Cash and Derivatives at Euronext.

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Pedro Guerra

Pedro Guerra

Managing Director & Partner

Pedro has over 12 years’ experience in Equity Sales & Research and served as Equity Director & Country Manager at BPI for more than 5 years.

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Tom Hollingsworth

Tom Hollingsworth

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Andy Slater

Andy Slater

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Ludivine Vinchon

Ludivine Vinchon

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James Woodley

James Woodley

Co-founder & non executive Director

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Contacts

Need help? Have questions? Getting in touch with us is easy.

For general questions drop us a line at support@researchpool.com

Do you have support questions or are you having technical issues? Email our support.

Are you a research provider looking to get your financial insights out to our users? Email us to get started.

For press inquiries try our press page or email us at press@researchpool.com

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UK: + 44 1892 710 659 (Mobile + 44 7768 421 805)

France: +33 6 31 75 02 85

 

Registered Office: 714 London Road, Larkfield, Aylesford, Kent ME20 6BL, United Kingdom

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