"I'm honored to be recognized for our work on Alpha Exchange," said Ms. Margetts. "Starting a business takes a vision, but turning that vision into a reality requires hard work, facing down the competition, overcoming adversities and seizing opportunities."
Visible Alpha Inbox (formerly Alpha Exchange) is a next generation technology platform that provides solutions to asset managers and investment banks to make the discovery and exchange of investment insights accessible, transparent and compliant. The addition of the advanced platform to Visible Alpha's existing services has created a unified consumption and collaboration experience reaching across research reports, analyst models and corporate access events backed by a robust compliance framework.
"Emma and her co-founders have brought an innovative, cutting-edge technology to the way research can be managed and shared,” commented Scott Rosen, CEO of Visible Alpha. "We were delighted to add the platform to our services, and we salute Emma on her accomplishments and award."
Ms. Margetts is no stranger to fintech or startups. In 2008, she started The Business Learning Network, the first women’s accelerator for female entrepreneurs in the townships of South Africa. She is on the steering committee for the Harambe Catalyst Fund, an African venture fund. Alpha Exchange was also chosen as one of 10 global companies selected for the leading Techstars Barclays Accelerator program in 2016.
About Visible Alpha
Visible Alpha is transforming the way Wall Street firms collaborate on research, financial models and corporate access events by providing breakthrough tools for discovery, analysis and valuation. With more than 400 employees globally, the rapidly growing company combines advanced data technology, a secure distribution network and sophisticated analytical tools to drive efficiencies and transparency into the research process while also enabling firms to generate alpha in new and differentiated ways. Visible Alpha is backed by the world’s leading investment banks. For more information on Visible Alpha, please visit www.visiblealpha.com
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Topics: Company Updates
An analyst’s estimates are arguably the most important inputs when attempting to value a company. Investment managers rely heavily on estimates to evaluate company performance, and as informational needs and technology advances, estimates data has evolved to be more detailed and accessible.
Topics: Investment Management
We’ve noticed an interesting divergence between recent Facebook (FB) performance and consensus estimates. Over the last 3 months, Facebook has been flat vs. the S&P 500 gain of 7% and a NASDAQ gain of 8%. Facebook now sits at one of its lowest valuations in its trading history.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is being fairly lenient after the implementation of MiFID II, announcing that they won’t take immediate action against firms as long as they are moving toward full compliance. That being said, the FCA has also noted they will take action against any firm that is deliberately disregarding the rules of MiFID II.
You are probably familiar with top line and bottom line consensus estimates from the sell side, but Visible Alpha takes a different approach.
A few simple tips, techniques and tools can improve buy-side collaboration within your firm, which might just be the key to increasing portfolio performance. By working together internally, investment professionals can surface insights faster, cut through the noise and create an edge in the investment selection process. However, historically institutional investment teams have seen little to no collaboration within their own firms. Why?
Buy-side analysts deal with a lot of money and a lot of stress, which leads to a lot of pressure. Under pressure, it often feels like there isn’t enough time in the day to accomplish everything that needs to be done. However, there are ways buy-side analysts can save time and be more efficient throughout their day. Here are a few time-saving tips for equity analysts:
What are investors really trying to figure out ahead of a company’s earnings report?
We can think of it from two perspectives: 1) Where are investor expectations for the company, and 2) Where are my own views? Using these two perspectives, investors are able to take appropriate action on a company ahead of its earnings announcement. In this post, we’ll highlight how Visible Alpha can help investors achieve these goals.
By now any buy-side firm that is affected by MiFID II, which rolled out on January 3, 2018, should have a process in place for avoiding inducements during the research process. We’ve gone from the stage of preparing for the new regulation to actually implementing it. While both sides of the market continue to wait with bated breath to see how things will play out, it’s important to regularly review the process you’ve established on how to avoid inducements. Over the next year, we anticipate that processes will need to be tweaked and amended as we learn from each other.
At the start of 2017, there were around 1,300 companies covered on the Visible Alpha Insights platform. In one year, we commercially launched the platform, added tools to empower investment professionals to uncover investment edge in new ways, and initiated coverage on 845 new companies. In 2018, we look forward to continuously expanding our coverage universe and bringing our clients new functionality to discover insights.
Topics: Product News