The US arm of global agency brokerage Instinet has struck a deal with Decision Economics, an independent research firm, to provide it with distribution services for its research products.
As a result, Decision Economics will have the opportunity to offer its services to Instinet’s global institutional clients through the brokerage’s sales and marketing services. The deal represents the fifth such deal Instinet has completed with independent research providers through its Instinet Access programme.
Decision Economics was formed in 1996 by Allen Sinai, former chief global economist for Lehman Brothers. The firm offers analyses and forecasts of the fundamental factors, policies and events that impact the US and global economies and securities and currency markets.
“Given the current climate, the appetite for high-quality, independent economic, macro and strategy research has never been greater,” said John Pitt, director of research at Instinet. “We believe that Decision Economics is a compelling offering, with its advanced models, deep analyst bench, unparalleled network of global policy contacts and ability to provide strategic market insights to investors at the highest level.”
“We chose to work with Instinet because we believe its dedicated research sales group and global trading platform will be important assets in helping us expand our client base into new areas,” added Sinai, president and chief global economist and strategist, Decision Economics.