Argento provides in-depth research in several specialist fields by analysts who have previously worked at major investment banks and achieved Extel no. 1 rated status.
Argento’s Research Services
Argento offers research services to both corporate and institutional clients. As well as producing detailed reports and regular updates on corporate clients, we are also able to publish independent thematic research for institutional investors and wealth managers.
What we offer:
- Our analysts’ significant stockbroking and industry experience enables us to provide coverage of the main sectors in the small and mid-cap space, including: property, consumer, resources, technology, power and infrastructure.
- As well as extensive experience in their chosen sectors our analyst team has the ability to communicate that specialist sector knowledge to investors, via thorough analysis expressed in straightforward language.
- We offer a sponsored research service, which is just as rigorous as the independent research offering, to enable companies to increase their level of coverage in the market, following recent increases in regulation and the unbundling of broker research.
- We can structure the research offering flexibly, in line with the company’s reporting calendar, or alternatively on a more announcement driven basis as required, so that it provides additional support to the company’s investor relations efforts.
- The distribution of research is targeted towards the investor base that we know is interested, or likely to be attracted, to the stock. We can also use third party distribution services like Thomson Reuters for circulation to a broader mailing list where required.
- The research team provides a complementary service to our corporate broking offering, including public and private fundraisings and with corporate finance on IPOs and advisory transactions.
The importance of Research
- The importance of objective research in reaching a wider audience cannot be overstated, as the flow of Information is fundamental to creating an efficient market.
- Therefore, published research on a company is a positive declaration of its intent to raise its profile and reach a wider investor audience.
- In the long run this generally improves a company’s liquidity and access to capital, especially for smaller corporates, which often have less analyst coverage than larger companies.
- Improving the liquidity and visibility of a company’s stock tends in turn to raise its valuation and thus reduce the cost of capital.