Agency broker Instinet, soon to be the equity trading arm of Nomura, has expanded the offerings of its research platform in the health and energy sectors.
The Instinet Access platform has added Truth on Call, a market research firm specialising in the healthcare sector, and DisplaySearch Investment Research, which specialises in the solar industry, to the platform, giving a broader reach to its research services.
The Instinet Access program provides independent research providers with outsourced marketing support, account coverage, payment facilitation and other services across Instinet’s institutional client base and to other firms.
Truth On Call provides access to the opinions of screened healthcare professionals, giving analysts and portfolio managers quick answers to investment-related queries.
NPD DisplaySearch provides research and forecasts related to solar industries. Its global network of analysts provide information about market, customer and competitor trends to let investors make informed strategic investment decisions.
Speaking of the addition of NPD DisplaySearch, Craig LoGrande, head of Instinet Access sales, said the expansion would boost his firm’s research offering.
“With its on-the-ground presence in prime global manufacturing hubs, experienced team and ability to cross-check findings with the broader NPD Group, NPD DisplaySearch produces analysis of the display and PV supply chains that is unparalleled,” LoGrande said.
“We’re pleased to expand the ranks of the Access platform with yet another industry-leading provider,” he said.