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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.


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.




Research could be next for trading floor

April 17, 2017

Added Blair Livingston, CEO of Street Contxt, a Toronto-based provider of communications between managers and brokers: “Think of content as an asset class that entirely trades over-the-counter. There’s no one place where it trades. The question then becomes, how can you make that content exchange-traded? The buy side could drive their performance further by finding that research from an open exchange; technology opens up this possibility. And that research would still be written by someone who’s an expert. That system would change the game.”


Steve Cohen’s Investment Firm Takes Stake in Street Contxt

April 6, 2017

“We want you to take back your in-box,” said Blair Livingston, Street Contxt CEO, whose company is currently selling software to help sell- and buy-side analysts, institutional investors and other investment professionals manage published content. Street Contxt, which has raised a total of $15 million to date, uses machine learning to purvey sell-side research, trading desk information, market commentary, among other sources of content, and prioritize the swath of information based on a proprietary algorithm.

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Steve Cohen firm invests in Bloomberg Terminal rival

April 6, 2017

The venture capital division of his family business Point72 Asset Management had invested into Toronto-based startup Street Contxt, it announced this week. On the surface, it doesn’t sound very revolutionary, but the unique selling point was that it would use carefully-built code to deliver only the information clients wanted to read – solving the problem of catch-all subscriptions and mountains of unread emails.