Integrity Research Partners with StreetFeeds to Help Independent ResearchFirms Launch ETFs

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The new joint venture will assist independent research firms in creating successful investment products based on their research.

Integrity Research Associates, an investment research advisory firm, and StreetFeeds, a market data consulting firm, have formed a joint venture to help independent research firms diversify their revenue by launching ETFs, UITs, and other investment products based on their research. The joint venture is called Integrity Index Services.

For over 12 years, Integrity Research has tracked the evolution of the global investment research industry and the 4,000 plus research and data providers that comprise it. StreetFeeds brings its expertise in working with research firms to build proprietary indices and launch ETFs based on that research. The combination of these two firms' skill sets makes Integrity Index Services a unique venture.

Integrity Index Services will work with a select group of research firms to craft indices derived from their proprietary research and market the indices to sponsors seeking to distribute ETFs, UITs and other investment products.

“In the past few years, a growing number of independent research firms have diversified their business by creating ETFs and other investment products," said Michael Mayhew, Principal and Founder of Integrity Research. "The partnership with StreetFeeds enables us to help other research and data providers launch these highly profitable products.”

In addition, Integrity Index Services is positioned to work with sponsors to develop bespoke indices designed to implement their strategies. Leveraging its in-depth knowledge of the research industry, the venture can identify research firms ideally suited for a sponsor's new index/ETF strategy or optimize an existing index.

“ETF sponsors are always on the lookout for innovative index ideas and proprietary research methodologies that can meet a wide range of investment criteria and add alpha to investors’ portfolios,” explains Jeff West, CEO of StreetFeeds. “Working with Integrity Research gives us the perfect opportunity to identify differentiated research and data sources, allowing us to become a “one stop shop” for product-hungry sponsors.”

Although Integrity Index Services has only recently been launched, the venture is already engaged with three independent research firms to launch ETFs, and is negotiating commercial arrangements with a handful of other research and data providers.    

For more information on how your firm might work with Integrity Index Services, please contact:

Jeff West
or Michael Mayhew

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