(PRWEB) June 18, 2010
Stockopedia, the premier social media site for UK investors, today announced that Equity Development, the market leading independent equity research provider, will distribute its investment research through Stockopedia.
More than 500 research reports from Equity Development are now freely available to registered users of Stockopedia. Stockopedia’s Research Platform (http://www.stockopedia.co.uk/research) provides access to the latest opinion, commentary and analysis on a wide range of UK listed stocks.
Andy Edmond, CEO of Equity Development, commented that "our aim at Equity Development is to ensure that the investment potential of our client companies is understood and actively promoted to the widest possible audience. We were attracted to Stockopedia by their open Web distribution platform which makes them the perfect partner to help us further our reach online."
Established in 1996, Equity Development is a leading provider of sponsored research in the UK providing valuations, information and insights into companies from experienced sector experts. Selected clients range in size from those in the private sector, up through Plus and AIM listed companies, to fully listed corporate giants. It has a highly qualified team of 14 proven and FSA qualified analysts covering all sectors, with an average of over 20 years of experience.
"Equity Development’s decision to distribute via Stockopedia underlines a growing recognition by financial publishers of the significance of social media and the social web," said Edward Croft, CEO of Stockopedia. "The addition of Equity Development to our stable of preferred research providers is proof that our research publication platform can meet the needs of high-calibre research houses while remaining user-friendly for investors”.
He concluded by saying that “as the London Stock Exchange has rightly observed, information is the lifeblood of efficient and transparent markets and companies who commission research from independent firms like Equity Development are demonstrating a positive commitment to making useful and relevant corporate information accessible by all. We are delighted to be able to partner with Equity Development given our shared aspiration to make information on UK listed companies as widely and freely available as possible”.
About Equity Development
Part of the ADVFN Group (LON:AFN), Equity Development (http://www.equitydevelopment.co.uk) is a market leading equity research company. The Company distributes its research to a network of high net worth investors and institutions, helps clients in fund raising, arranges quality institutional meetings, and compiles valuations for both internal and external use. Equity Development was founded in 1996 and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
Stockopedia (http:///http://www.stockopedia.co.uk) is an online financial media channel offering tools for investors to discuss, connect and collaborate over their latest investment ideas. The Company acts as a platform for the dissemination of insightful commentary and analysis, particularly in relation to companies and themes which are less well covered by traditional media. Stockopedia reaches a fast growing audience of c. 75,000 individual and institutional investors monthly through its various channels. The company works with a range of financial publishers looking to target this audience.
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