Institutional Insights

Steven Cohen invests in start-up aiming to shake up bank research

April 5, 2017

As reported by Robin Wigglesworth, US Market Editor at the Financial Times, Steven Cohen of Point72 Ventures, Joe Lonsdale of 8VC, along with Palm Drive Capital, Portag3 Ventures LP, and Power Financial Corporation today announced an investment in a start-up aiming to shake up bank research and to chart a future for analysts’ research. Mr Cohen’s Point72 […]


Street Contxt Announces Investment Led by Point72 Ventures & Joe Lonsdale’s 8VC

April 5, 2017

Street Contxt, a fintech company that helps brokerages, independent research providers, and asset managers distribute, manage, unbundle and value research, today announced an investment by a strategic funding consortium led by existing investor Joe Lonsdale of 8VC, and including an investment by Point72 Ventures, the early-stage venture capital strategy of Point72 Asset Management. The round also includes substantial contributions from Palm Drive Capital, a New York-based VC firm that helps build strategic relationships in the Greater China Region; Portag3 Ventures LP, a member of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies; and other unnamed funds and industry veterans, which brings total funding raised to date to $15 million USD.

Street Contxt Equity Research

You Only Have 30 Minutes to Engage Your Clients

February 11, 2017

50% of research commentary is read within 30 minutes. Brokerages are producing more research content than ever before, trying to add value for clients and drive commission dollars through desk commentary, such as research reports, morning notes and mid-day commentary. Understand who is reading your research and engage the right clients at the right time.


Global Service and Expertise Systems for the Evolving Economy

November 8, 2016

Both the sell side and buy side are leaning on new technologies and platforms to connect with one another on a timely basis at global scale. Geographic limitations are fading away as sell side firms lean on technology and smart data to cover more clients with less resources.

Street Contxt Widening Content Spectrum

Street Smarts: The Widening Capital Markets Content Spectrum

November 1, 2016

Research was initially used as a marketing tool to educate investors and get them to participate in a deal. Traders, salespeople, strategists and research analysts colored in their take, heavily influenced by their role. As more content producers enter the market, the difficulty to discover and consume new content is growing for the buy side. Clients struggle to manage content, can’t discover new and relevant content producers and quantify the value add that the brokerage brings, which results in missed opportunities for both brokers and asset managers.

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