Institutional Insights

Street Contxt To Track Research Usage As Analysts Fear MiFID 2

May 3, 2017

Into this fluid situation comes Street Contxt, a start-up that plans to untangle this system, offering institutional investors a method to value the research that they consume – a task that is currently complex and nuanced. Applying accountability to research providers might raise concerns among providers, but if viewed from the proper perspective it will result in the cream rising to the top, says Street Contxt management.

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Research Faces Tougher Grading

May 3, 2017

By analyzing aggregated user data from its research distribution platform, Street Contxt found that if an article is open but not opened two seconds later, the recipient deleted it.

“We found that more content is opened for deletion than is opened to be read,” he said. “If you count opens to determine the allocation of commissions then you are allocating commissions to firms whose research you’re deleting and creating a system that rewards spammers indirectly.”

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Steve Cohen’s Point72 Is Investing In a Bloomberg Terminal Rival

April 5, 2017

Billionaire hedge fund giant Steven Cohen is betting on a startup hoping to topple the ubiquitous $25,000 Bloomberg Terminal nearly every trader, firm, and stock picker on Wall Street uses. Street Contxt allows investment banks, asset managers, and independent firms to distribute research, commentary, and other market news to users. Street Contxt also stands to help research analysts better reach their audiences.

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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 […]

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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.

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