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ABOUT US

Street Contxt

Street Contxt is a global knowledge exchange for institutional finance. The platform provides smart, actionable insights; helping to create a more efficient Capital Markets system. Street Contxt was established based on the shared experience of the founders in respect to the current inefficiencies in the flow of knowledge in the industry. Supported by a team of seasoned Wall Street, Bay Street and fintech advisors and investors, Street Contxt is quickly establishing itself as leader in knowledge management.

Our investors including industry executives from UBS, Wells Fargo, PIMCO, Allianz, JPM, CIBC, RBC, Barclays, E*Trade, Salomon Brothers, Millennium, and many others.

Street Contxt works with sell side content producers – including sales, trading, desk analysts, research analysts, banking, and ECM/DCM – to distribute and track engagement in their desk commentary, research reports and news updates. We empower you to build a smart, data driven business focused on client engagement and delivering the right resources, at the right time.

Street Contxt easily integrates with CRM programs and produces powerful reporting that delivers actionable insights for users and management, enabling sell side firms to be actively engaged in the effectiveness of their desk, client engagement, commission allocation and business continuity.

Street Contxt also works with buy side participants­ – Hedge Funds, Pension Funds, and Institutional Asset Managers­ – to help take back control of their inbox. We deliver a personalized experience by creating a central, firm-wide content repository to easily manage subscriptions to email and research, assisting in tailored discovery of new and relevant content in real-time, and enabling cross organizational collaboration to benefit from the best content producers and articles.

Street Contxt helps buy side funds subscribe to the right content, accurately assess commission allocation, and remain current with evolving regulatory changes.

Accessible and available anytime, anywhere, through your desktop or mobile device, Street Contxt helps both buy side and sell side firms gain a competitive advantage, because in this market, smart wins.


BLAIR LIVINGSTON

Chief Executive Officer / Founder

Blair Livingston is the CEO and Founder of Street Contxt, the global knowledge exchange platform for institutional finance. He has committed his expertise in market structure, financial technology, financial commentary and communication practices to shape a new, more effective capital markets system.

Blair’s career spans institutional finance in equity sales and trading at RBC Capital Markets on both Wall Street in the U.S. and Bay Street in Canada. He has also contributed to creating a more balanced marketplace representing the buy side at IEX Group, Inc.

As Street Contxt’s Chief Executive Officer, Blair executes the company’s mission of clarifying an increasingly fragmented marketplace, connecting sell side content with the preferences of buy side participants. He works with a highly motivated team in his quest to deliver actionable engagement insights that help build smart, scalable businesses.

Blair is a firm believer in the importance of the capital markets and the opportunity they present. He notes that the efficient function of the markets is integral to a functioning society: it affects where you work, how you buy, where you live, and how you save for important purchases.

Blair holds a BBA in Finance from Wilfrid Laurier University, and currently resides in Toronto.

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Measuring Research Consumption and Value – What Does an ‘Open’ Mean, Really?

May 15, 2017

While part of MiFID II is focused on execution, the new regulatory regime also requires the buy side to measure its content consumption for the purpose of commission allocation.

Street Contxt data shows that for the content we distribute to more than 180,000 buy-side professionals, 50% of the readership that will ever happen for a given piece of content – whether it is published by research, sales, trading, or anyone else – will happen in the first 30 minutes.

Ideally a buy-side professional should have the ability not only to see what was read, but what the level and depth of engagement looked like – preview, short, or long in simple reading alone. They should see what percentage of readership resulted in collaboration, subscription or favoriting of the article for future use.

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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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