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Record January numbers as trade ideas bounce back in 2019

13th February 2019

2,032 authors at 283 sell-side companies sent 28,200 ideas to their clients through TIM in January, making it the busiest start to a year we’ve seen so far. The record numbers are all the more welcome after a difficult fourth quarter when many contributors started their idea holiday early.

Sources of Growth

New entrants and increased participation from existing users are driving the growth in idea activity:

  • 40 of the sell-side companies active in January joined TIM during 2018 and 3 more have joined this year.
  • 33 companies have added new contributors to their teams since the start of the year.

Increasing Demand for Valuable Content

Clients are integrating their internal idea contribution and evaluation services with TIM, with the aim of increasing contributor numbers, improving attention to paying clients, and streamlining payments.

Our contributors are also increasingly making returns from additional data sets such as MAR investment recommendations, aggregated research read data, desk commentary, and other “exhaust” data.

If you’d like to learn more about ways we can help you get more value from your trade ideas and other sources of insight, please talk to us directly.