The European Association of Independent Research Providers represents the interests of independent investment research firms which are based in Europe or which have clients or activities in Europe. It was set up in 2005 with the following four goals:
- To enhance the awareness and reputation of independent research
- To change the perception that research is free
- To work with regulators and investors to promote the awareness and acceptance of payment structures
- To improve the regulatory and fiscal environment in which independent research firms operate
In addition to consulting as a collective voice with regulators, industry bodies and government the association maintains important relationships with other trade associations across the globe, industry commentators and opinion formers, third party software providers, and key figures within the industry.
We act as a hub at the centre of the industry and seek to inform and provide a network for our members to learn and to exchange market experiences. We have a full and vibrant schedule of events and seminars throughout the year.
The association maintains rigorous selection criteria for new members in order to ensure that the reputation of the industry is protected and that member applicants continue to be free from conflict. Details of these criteria can be found here.