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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 30 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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2019-06-25 | INVESTOR DAILY

China in focus as demand for emerging markets rebounds

… Mandates from clients for new emerging market equity managers surged in the first half of the year, with both global strategies and,  …

2019-06-24 | ACTUARIAL POST

The diversification trap and how to avoid it

… By Alan Greenlees, Senior Consultant, XPS Pensions Group. There are numerous types of risks that can impact schemes but grouping them into rewarded and  …

2019-06-21 | ACTUARIAL POST

DB pensions are paying out more money than they receive

… Buck has revealed the results of its 2019 Mid-Market Pensions Review. The review, which analyses data from almost 1,900 UK defined benefit (DB) pension   …

People on the move 2584

2019-06-24 | HEDGE WEEK

River and Mercantile appoints CEO

… River and Mercantile Group PLC has appointed James Barham as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective Monday 1 July, in line with the  …

2019-06-24 | BUSINESS WIRE

Beth Johnson Named US Family Offices’ Segment Leader for

… Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career, today announced the appointment of Beth Johnson as US Segment  …

2019-06-24 | FT ADVISER

River and Mercantile appoints CEO

… River and Mercantile the listed asset management group has promoted deputy chief executive James Barham to the top role at the firm. …

Mandates 4874

2019-06-12 | PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS ONLINE

San Diego City Employees picks 3 firms to run new managed f…

… uncorrelated to traditional asset classes and downside protection in periods of market stress. Investment consultant Hewitt Investment  … Townsend

2019-06-12 | PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS ONLINE

Florida Prepaid College Board hires Aon Hewitt as investment

… Florida Prepaid College Board hired Hewitt Investment Consulting as investment consultant for three college-savings plans. …

2019-06-12 | PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS ONLINE

Wyoming taps 2 to manage $ 1 billion in bank loan portfolios

… The board approved investment consultant ‘s recommendation to hire the two managers at its June 6 meeting. The investment consultant  …

M&A activities 656

2019-06-10 | PROFESSIONAL PENSIONS

Exclusive: ITS completes management buyout from Mercer

… Independent Trustee Services (ITS) has become a fully independent firm after undertaking a management buyout from Mercer. The transaction  … JLT

2019-06-07 | PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS ONLINE

Regions Bank acquiring Highland Associates

… Regions Bank has agreed to acquire institutional investment firm for an undisclosed sum. …

2019-06-07 | BUSINESS WIRE

Regions Bank to Acquire Leading Institutional Investment Fi…

… BIRMINGHAM, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regions Bank today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire , Inc.,  …

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


    Managing Director, Global Institutional Group | Crossmark Global Investments | Houston | 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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