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The MiFiD II research aggregator and marketplace

We are evolving the way in which asset managers and research providers engage over institutional research. Ahead of MiFID II research unbundling - arguably the biggest industry change since the Big Bang - we launched our RSRCHX platform in September 2015 as a regulatory solution, infusing technology into research distribution and consumption which has barely evolved since the advent of email.

By applying leading technology to the niche asset management industry, our aim is to improve workflows around investment research, whilst offsetting the burden placed on fund managers by new regulation. RSRCHX is a one-stop-shop for accessing the newly evolving paid-for research market and consuming research in compliance with global best practice.

As an aggregator, RSRCHX is a virtual library for professional clients, where they can read reports, track consumption and manage access to providers. The RSRCHX platform enables research providers to take greater control over distribution, ensuring regulatory compliance as part of a liquidity hub.

Under MiFID II, banks and brokers need to price and separately provide their research from execution services. The RSRCHX marketplace enables research providers to monetise the value of their research and helps buy side firms purchase the research they need, as and when they need it.

In an age of social media tools, mobile access and search-driven functionality, the RSRCHX functionality and user interface brings research consumption into the 21st century. Our technology is also designed to be interoperable with other best-in-breed applications. Developing on OpenFin and partnering directly with adjacent service providers, the RSRCHX platform can be used in conjunction with other solutions, helping the industry to successfully complete the sprint to the MiFID II deadline.

Our Awards

RSRCHX has been named both in the Financial Times Top 10 Fintechs to Watch and as a finalist in the Future of Fintech Awards 2017.

RSRCHXchange is delighted to have been named Financial News Best Investment Research Platform 2018.

The previous year, RSRCHXchange won Most Innovative Data Product, Financial News awards 2017.

Named European Front Office Provider of the Year by Funds Europe two years running in 2017 and 2018.

RSRCHX is proud to have been Highly Commended in HFM Week's Best Mifid II solution for Research Management in the European Services Awards 2018 – research management HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards 2018.

RSRCHX is delighted to have been shortlisted for the upcoming HFM Technology European Hedge Fund Technology Awards 2018, the winner of which will be announced Tuesday, 11 September.

Editor's Choice Fintech One to Watch by The Trade at the Leaders in Trading awards 2017.

RSRCHXchange has been selected as a winning finalist from over 1200 companies for Red Herring's Top 100 Europe award 2018, a prestigious list honouring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region, for our "technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health."


RSRCHXchange was also shortlisted for RegTech Awards 2018 Best Research Subscription Management Solution for MiFID II, and selected by Temenos for the FundForum Fintech InnovationJam this June in Berlin for our "innovative solutions to specific business problems" by the judges at Innovation Jam London.

The team

Co-founders Vicky Sanders and Jeremy Davies have recently appointed industry veterans Adam Toms, former CEO of agency broker Instinet Europe, Don Guiney, former senior capital markets partner at Freshfields, and Michael McFadgen, Managing Director at Euclid Opportunities, NEX's fintech investment division, to the board.

Co Founder
Vicky Sanders
Co Founder
Jeremy Davies
Board Member
Adam Toms
Former CEO of agency broker Instinet Europe
Board Member
Don Guiney
Former Senior Capital Markets Partner at Freshfields
Board Member
Michael McFadgen
Managing Director, Euclid Opportunities

History

On May 9th, 2019, RSRCHXchange was acquired by Liquidnet - click here to read the press release

Liquidnet is a technology-driven, global institutional investment network that intelligently connects the world's investors to the world's investments. Founded in 1999, Liquidnet's network has grown to include more than 1000 institutional investors that collectively manage $33 trillion in equity and fixed income assets. The network spans 46 markets across six continents and seamlessly connects institutional brokers, investment banks, exchanges, alternative trading venues, and a growing list of data and research providers.


RSRCHXchange was founded in 2014 by an experienced industry team with a background in sell-side equity research and asset management. In anticipation of MiFID II, and with a keen awareness of the absence of technology for research distribution, co-founders Vicky Sanders and Jeremy Davies set out to provide a regulatory solution focused on improving the user experience. We believe that the way in which research is currently consumed by asset managers and distributed by research providers needs to evolve to meet the new requirements introduced by MiFID II research unbundling, to the benefit both buyers and sellers of research.

The RSRCHX platform emerged as the MiFID II aggregator and marketplace for institutional research.

By continuously investing in features and products, RSRCHXchange has attracted leading global brands amongst over 1,200 asset management firms and more than 400 research providers using the award-winning regulatory solution. The RSRCHX network continues to grow as firms strive to meet global best practice.