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Fintech firm buys ex-Investec duo's Mifid start-up

Fintech firm buys ex-Investec duo's Mifid start-up

Regtech firm Visible Alpha has acquired research discovery and management platform Alpha Exchange to offer end-to-end Mifid II solutions.

Emma Margetts (pictured) and Scott Winship set up Alpha Exchange in 2016 after their exit from Investec Asset Management.

According to Visible Alpha this acquisition will add Alpha Exchange’s technology for research discovery, management and collaboration to its fundamental analysis tools and research administration services, to create a comprehensive solution for clients tracking, budgeting, valuing, the research they pay for.

Scott Rosen, chief executive of Visible Alpha, said: ‘Alpha Exchange brings innovative, cutting-edge technology to the way research can be managed, discovered and shared.

‘With the Alpha Exchange team on board, we will further provide investment professionals with industry-leading tools to streamline and enhance their workflows by focusing in on the most relevant and meaningful research content.’

Visible Alpha currently, works with over 80 firms with a combined $14 trillion in asset under management.

Margetts said: ‘We are excited to be a part of the Visible Alpha team and to continue to execute on our vision of creating a smarter way to consume investment research.’

‘With the addition of Visible Alpha’s suite of analytics and deep forecast data across thousands of companies, we have the opportunity to build an even more intelligent research discovery engine.’

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