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    become successful in consultant relations
    Online gateway to truly institutional investment consultants, globally.
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    become global in consultant relations
    We are in the business of finding new business, in 120 countries.
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    become informed in consultant relations
    All consultant information and news globally, beyond the “Big Six” – in one place.
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    become digital in consultant relations
    Cloud-based consultant relations intelligence – available at your fingertips.
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    become focused in consultant relations
    We keep clients focused on consultant relationships, not research.
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    become systematic in consultant relations
    Research is our passion. "Big data" reduced to the point. To the point of interest.
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    become up-to-date in consultant relations
    Our systems work around the world and around the clock. Always ready, always on.

Welcome to The IC Research Institute

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

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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DB schemes to pay out third of a trillion pounds in next th…

… Most significantly, Mercer said £90bn of bulk annuity deals will be agreed over the next three years, averaging £30bn a year to break 2018’s  … Willis

2018-12-14 | ACTUARIAL POST

Third of a Trillion Pounds to be paid by UK DB Pensions

… Mercer forecasts that a third of a trillion pounds will be paid out by UK DB Pensions over the next 3 years. …

2018-12-14 | FT ADVISER

Pensioners face tax bill after court case

… One of the solutions is converting the GMPs into a normal scheme benefit which, according to Matt Davis, partner at , would  …

People on the move 2416

2018-12-10 | BUSINESS WIRE

NEPC Elects New Partners and Announces the Promotion of

, LLC, one of the industry’s largest independent, full-service investment consulting firms, today announced the election of three new  …

2018-12-06 | FINANCIAL NEWS

Mercer to name JLT chief as new COO

… Bala Viswanathan will join Mercer after the closing of JLT’s takeover by its parent company. … JLT

2018-12-06 | BUSINESS WIRE

Mercer to Name Bala Viswanathan Chief Operating Officer

… Mercer to name Bala Viswanathan, CEO JLT UK & Ireland Employee Benefits, as Chief Operating Officer upon deal closing. … JLT

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Former Liberal Party leader joins Islamic super fund

… appointed Equity Trustees as trustee; NAB Asset Servicing as custodian; Mercer as fund administrator; and bfinance as investment adviser. … bfinance


Texas Employees picks 2 for general, infrastructure consult…

… Trustees approved to replace current consultant Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting at a meeting Wednesday. ‘s six-year contract  … Aon


El Paso fire and police plan goes with Meketa following Sum…

… Meketa replaced Summit Strategies, which had served as the fund’s consultant for 16 years and was sold to Mercer and AndCo Consulting this  … MercerMeketa … …

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MJ Hudson acquires asset management data and analytics firm

… London-based asset management consultancy, MJ Hudson, has acquired , a data and analytics firm, which provides tools and  …

2018-12-05 | BUSINESS WIRE

Mercer Completes Acquisition of Investment and Alternatives

… the aforementioned operations of Pavilion as well as Summit Strategies Group. Mercer closed the Summit acquisition on November 15, 2018. … Mercer


MJ Hudson acquires asset management data and analytics firm

… MJ Hudson has acquired , a data and analytics firm which provides tools and consulting services to help institutional investors  …

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Clients are in good company. We do business with the best in business, globally. Our client base are institutions managing more than USD 11 trillion in assets, representing a 14% 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. This has earned us a growth rate of 100% p.a. since inception in 2014.

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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

  • “IC Research provides a powerful data mining tool with timely and relevant information leveraging our sales and consultant relations efforts to be more effective. It is both comprehensive in its breadth and depth and very intuitive to navigate at the same time. A highly elegant and helpful tool they have developed!”

    Dominik Kremer

    Co-Head of EMEA Distribution Institutional | Columbia Threadneedle Investments | London | UK

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