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    Chicago office opening soon
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    Trusted by the best
    Our client base are institutions managing more than USD 12 trillion in assets,
    representing a 15% market share of the world's largest 500 managers.
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    Trusted by users worldwide
    Users of our online market intelligence are located in 38 cities, 14 countries,
    10 time zones and 4 continents.
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    Our mission
    Simply, to save our clients’ time, money and “nerves”,
    and to empower them through comprehensive and accurate data and information.
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    Our digital services
    Cloud-based consultant relations intelligence via our
    NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR CONSULTANT RELATIONS™.
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    Our DNA
    An independent service provider of data and market intelligence
    on truly institutional investment consultants.

Welcome to The IC Research Institute
TRULY GLOBAL RESEARCH ON INVESTMENT CONSULTING™

The IC Research Institute, established in 2014, is an independent provider of market intelligence data services on institutional investment consultants, realized by a unique combination of in-depth market knowledge and innovative information technology. The activities are designed to add value by making hard-to-find information accessible and transforming fragmented data into a complete picture in order to accelerate the consultant relationship and sales management process. The institute’s core online service is a vital cloud-based NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR CONSULTANT RELATIONS™ with truly global reach, supporting clients to become successful in consultant relations and to save time, money and “nerves” by shortening the sales management process and accelerating institutional business development. We’re in the business of finding new business – it’s about market intelligence that is of highly practical benefit for business development, sales, revenues, and ultimately relevant for profit.

We help clients to become successful in consultant relations by providing a unique online gateway to truly institutional investment consultants – globally.

We empower clients to be systematic and to stay focused on consultant relations as research is our passion, reducing “Big Data” to the point – the point of interest.

We keep clients informed on investment consultants by providing information and news about investment consultants – beyond the “Big Six” and in one place.

We enable clients to stay up-to-date in consultant relations as our systems work around the world and around the clock – always ready, always on.

We empower clients to become digital in consultant relations by providing cloud-based consultant relations intelligence – available at their fingertips.

We support clients to go global in consultant relations as we are in the business of finding new business – on all continents and in 120 countries.

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The IC Research Global Database
NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR CONSULTANT RELATIONS™

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 Six”. Our systems work around the world and around the clock. The IC Research Global Database is designed and powered from experts for experts.

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Investment consultants in the news

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2019-12-06 | PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS ONLINE

CalPERS slashes equity emerging managers program

… Equity managers no longer on CalPERS roster included First Quadrant, which managed Advisors LLC, which  …

2019-12-06 | ACTUARIAL POST

Pension deficit down as PwC Skyval Index shows GBP30bn drop

… The deficit of UK defined benefit (DB) pension funds dropped by £30bn to £ 190bn during November 2019, according to figures released today from PwC’s  …

2019-12-05 | IPE

UK roundup: FTSE350 DB pensions see largest fall in aggrega…

… Alistair Russell-Smith, head of corporate DB at , said: “We’re likely to be seeing this [fall in contributions] because schemes  …

People on the move 2737

2019-12-06 | PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS ONLINE

Mercer appoints global alternatives leader for wealth busin…

… Raelan Lambert was named global alternatives leader for Mercer’s global wealth business. …

2019-12-05 | FINANCIAL STANDARD

Mercer hires from industry fund

… Mercer has appointed a chief risk and compliance officer who previously headed up risk for an USD 80 billion industry fund. …

2019-12-04 | INVESTOR DAILY

UniSuper CRO to become Mercer risk, compliance chief

… Mercer has elected UniSuper’s chief risk officer as its new chief risk and compliance officer of its Pacific business. Ruby Yadav has is set to  …

Mandates 5297

2019-12-06 | PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS ONLINE

Texas Muni assigns $ 50 million to private equity

… TMRS trustees also approved rehiring as the fund’s alternatives consultant and expanded the range of its responsibilities,  … StepStone

2019-12-06 | PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS ONLINE

Franklin Regional Retirement launches small-cap equity search

, investment consultant to the USD 150 million pension fund, is assisting with the search. There is no incumbent; the pension fund  …

2019-12-06 | PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS ONLINE

Westfield Contributory looks to allocate to private equity,…

… USD 10 million to USD 15 million to a value-added/opportunistic real estate fund. , investment consultant to the USD 240… …

M&A activities 674

2019-12-01 | MONEY MANAGEMENT

Morningstar completes AdviserLogic acquisition

… Research house Australasia has completed its previously announced acquisition of AdviserLogic, a cloud-based software platform  …

2019-11-28 | ACTUARIAL POST

XPS Pensions Group acquire Trigon Professional Services

… Trigon is the pensions advisory business of Holdings Ltd, providing actuarial, administration, consultancy, and investment advisory work to a  … XPS

2019-10-23 | PRIVATE EQUITY WIRE

Livingbridge-backed Broadstone acquires BBS Consultants and

… Broadstone, one of the UK’s leading employee benefits and pensions consulting businesses, has acquired Bristol-based BBS Consultants and  … BBSThomson … …

Trusted by the best

Clients are in good company. We do business with the best in business, globally. Our client base are institutions managing more than USD 12 trillion in assets, representing a 15% 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.

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Selected testimonials

  • “The IC Research database and online portal is an invaluable tool for consultant relations. The quality of data and global reach is second to none. Additionally, the level of service is very impressive. There is deep understanding of how consultant relations works within the firm, and this is reflected in the product!”

    Chris Hamer


    Head of Consultant Relations | BNY Mellon Investment Management EMEA | London | UK

  • “A very useful and easy to navigate tool that helps us to keep on top of what is a fast changing marketplace. A fantastic resource with top quality levels of service!”

    Carl McAndrew


    Managing Director, Head of Global (ex US) Consultant Relations | Principal Global Investors | London | UK

  • “IC Research offers an elegant solution to unearthing essential intelligence on investment consultants large and small. The breadth, depth and quality of their data is quite startling and the service has clearly been designed with a deep understanding of the needs of consultant relations professionals.”

    Marc Haynes


    Senior Vice President, Head of Sales and Client Service EMEA | Cohen & Steers | London | UK

  • “This database is a critical component to keeping on top of the changing consultant channel. It is a wonderful resource for identifying research staff and field consultants at all tiers of consultants. There really is nothing like it in the marketplace!”

    Andrew Eras, CFA


    Senior Vice President | SSI Investment Management | Los Angeles | USA

  • “IC Research provides a very comprehensive overview of global and local investment consultants. The database is a highly useful tool for distribution teams looking to explore new opportunities and save time when searching for the right contacts.”

    Ominder Dhillon


    Global Head of Institutional Distribution | M&G Investments | London | UK

  • “The online platform is very comprehensive and easy to use. I am particularly impressed by the client service offered by the team. Thank you for your outstanding support over the last years.”

    Leigh Ann Kittell, CFA


    Head of Consultant Relations | Deka Institutional | Frankfurt | Germany

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