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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, with a team of 12 people, 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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2018-05-18 | ACTUARIAL POST

DB pensions consolidation needs to be higher up the agenda

… Responding to the Work and Pensions Select Committee’s Inquiry into the DWP’s DB white paper, Susan McIlvogue, Head of Trustee DB, ,  …


First Actuarial’s DB index surplus reaches record high in A…

Partner Rob Hammond commented: "We are starting to see more stories of pension scheme surpluses hitting the news. While it  …


Is greater clarity needed on DB transfers?

… A report – A better future for members, supporting good retirement choices, found 95% of trustees and sponsors are  …

People on the move 2216


Hymans Robertson selects new DB trustee head as Cooper steps

… Susan Mcllvogue has been appointed as head of ‘s trustee defined benefit (DB) business, replacing Callum Cooper. … Mercer


Xafinity Punter Southall names Simeon Willis as its first CIO

… Xafinity Punter Southall has appointed Simeon Willis as its inaugural chief investment officer (CIO) as it seeks to strengthen its investment  … Punter


Hymans Robertson promotes four to partner

… Day (pictured left) joined Hymans Robertson in 2014 and is an associate practice leader within the firm’s actuarial and benefits practice. He is also a scheme actuary, and advises trustee and corporate clients on a range of issues. Prior to joining Hymans Robertson, Day worked at Mercer for over 16 years. …

Mandates 4186


Tampa General Employees narrows investment consultant searc…

… Tampa (Fla.) General Employees’ Retirement Fund named Asset Consulting Group, Graystone Consulting and as finalists in its search  … GraystoneAsset … …


Missouri State Employees taps Verus Advisory as investment

… Current general asset consultant will continue with the pension fund in its role advising MOSERS’ staff. MOSERS’  … Verus


Fresno County Employees terminates Ivy Investments as a lar…

Advisory, investment consultant to the USD 4.7 billion pension fund, will search for a replacement manager in the same style for the USD 263  …

M&A activities 551


Conduent sells Buck Consultants to H.I.G. Capital

… Conduent has announced it is to sell its human resource consulting and actuarial business – the part of the firm formerly known as Buck Consultants – to private equity investor, H.I.G. Capital. …


Conduent sells former Buck Consultants business to H.I.G. C…

… Conduent has agreed to sell its U.S.-based human resource consulting and actuarial business, formerly known as Buck Consultants, to H.I.G. Capital. …

2018-03-12 | BUSINESS WIRE

The Segal Group Acquires The Singer Group, Further Expanding

… (www.segalgroup.net) is a private, employee-owned consulting firm headquartered in New York and with more than 1,000 employees throughout the U.S. and Canada. Members of The Segal Group include Segal Consulting, Sibson Consulting, Segal Select Insurance Services, Inc. and Segal Marco  …

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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 8 trillion in assets, representing a 10% 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 with 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.

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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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